TIN Busts Elusive Plaintiff: E-Newsletter Article
Texas Investigative Network was recently engaged by a law firm to investigate the activities and physical capabilities of a Plaintiff (Subject) who was involved in an auto accident while driving for Uber. In his deposition, our Subject alleged that he required the use of a cane to walk due to frequent back pain, dizziness, and poor balance. The Subject also stated that because of his condition he could no longer perform his work duties as an Uber driver.
Prior to initiating surveillance, TIN conducted our routine proprietary database research to develop a profile of our Subject, including his residential status information, vehicle registration records, and identifying photos. Upon arriving at the Subject’s residence on our first day of surveillance, the Subject’s vehicle was not observed. Later that day, our Subject was observed arriving back at his residence operating his vehicle and walking inside of his residence carrying a small cooler. This indicated to us that the Subject could still be working as an Uber driver.
The following day, our Investigator arrived at the Subject’s residence very early in the morning; however, once again, the Subject’s vehicle was not present. TIN utilizes state-of-the-art, covert surveillance equipment and when necessary, our agency also resourcefully relies upon the most cutting-edge databases available today in the private sector. Through a sophisticated vehicle identification and sightings process, TIN discovered that our Subject’s vehicle had just recently been spotted at a local airport. Our Investigator responded in quick fashion and located our Subject at said airport in a parking lot designated exclusively for Uber and Lyft drivers.
For the next several hours, our Investigator captured covert video evidence of our Subject working as an Uber driver. During this time-period, our Subject picked up and dropped off several people, remaining in areas close to the airport. Additionally, covert video evidence was obtained of our Subject handling and carrying luggage for several of his customers. The Subject performed all of these activities without the use of his cane and without demonstrating physical limitations or apparent signs of pain, discomfort, or dizziness. TIN provided our client with a professionally detailed report as well as HD quality video illustrating our Subject performing routine work as an Uber driver over several hours, all without using a cane.
TIN Busts Elusive Plaintiff Conclusion
Ultimately, it was a cutting-edge, proprietary computer database that enabled our agency to locate this Subject’s vehicle and establish traction in this case. TIN takes great pride in providing our clients with a highly professional work product that consistently contradicts a Subject’s personal injury claim and leads to favorable outcomes for our law firm clients.
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