Surveillance Investigation: I Thought You Weren’t Able To Leave Your House? E-Newsletter Article
In the winter of 2018, a local law firm contacted Texas Investigative Network, Inc. to conduct a surveillance investigation on a key witness (Subject) in a civil lawsuit. Our law firm client had previously made efforts to depose this Subject but were unsuccessful in their attempts. The Subject’s attorney advised our client the Subject had recently suffered a series of mini-strokes and was physically unable to leave his residence. Our client had doubts as to the veracity of this explanation and decided to engage TIN to conduct covert, mobile surveillance to determine if the Subject could leave his residence.
TIN Investigators conducted four days of surveillance and on each day, observed the Subject’s wife driving him to and from work. The Plaintiff’s actions contradicted his allegation that he was unable to leave his residence. On various occasions, our Investigators observed the Subject riding as passenger in his vehicle, walking up and down stairs, eating at restaurants, and attending a medical appointment. The Subject was observing walking with a limp during these four days of surveillance, but he demonstrated he could clearly leave his residence and go to work.
Surveillance Investigation Conclusion
Investigators discreetly captured all of the Plaintiff’s activities on high-definition surveillance video, which was presented to the client in the form of a court-admissible surveillance DVD. The DVD was supported by a professionally detailed report of the Subject’s daily activities. Ultimately, this civil lawsuit ended up settling, and our law firm client was pleased with the results of our investigation. TIN Investigators were successful in demonstrating that the Subject could in fact leave his residence on a normal basis and had no limitations in conducting routine, everyday activities.
About the Author:
Bill Pellerin is the founder and President of Texas Investigative Network, Inc., a Texas Corporation founded in 1994. The company employs licensed investigators in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen and San Antonio, Texas, and conducts investigations for several major Texas corporations, law firms, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Learn more