jeopardizing your defense by hiring an out of state Private Investigator or
Risk Management Company?
In recent years, there has been a frightening trend of claims adjusters,
third party administrators and attorneys hiring out of state Private Investigators
or so-called Risk Management Service companies who they either already have a prior
business relationship with or those companies advertise that they operate
nationwide even though they are not properly licensed to do so in several
strict regulated states.
Did you know that in the State of Nevada, it is considered a single act
of unlicensed activity to advertise or accept an investigation case in “Nevada”
without being licensed pursuant to NRS 648.063 and NRS 648.060?
Did you know that plaintiff attorneys in Nevada are now conducting
background checks on both Risk Management and Private Investigative agencies along
with their investigative staff to determine if they are properly licensed in
the State of Nevada?
In 2017, a California based private investigation company was hired by a
third-party administrator who did not do the proper due diligence on the investigative
company, to conduct a sub-rosa on an Insured who relocated from California to
the State of Nevada. This California based private investigator sent two of his
investigator(s) into the state where they conducted several days of sub-rosa.
When the results of the investigation was provided in discovery, the Insureds
attorney through independent investigations of their own, discovered that the
private investigators were not properly licensed in the State of Nevada and
used that against the defense and later the results of that investigation including
all video evidence was thrown out which had a huge negative impact on the defense.
Because of the unlicensed activity, which made the investigation illegal
to conduct, California based private investigator was sued by the Insured for
harassment and stalking and was cited by the Nevada Private Investigators
Licensing Board with several counts of unlicensed activity per investigator,
Make Sure the Private Investigator or Risk Management Services Company You
Hire is properly Licensed
step in hiring a Private Investigator or Risk Management Services company is making sure they are properly
licensed and insured to operate in the State the investigation will be
conducted. You can easily do this by asking the investigator to give you a copy
of their State-Issued license and a copy of their certificate of insurance.
ABOUT FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES INVESTIGATIONS
Francis & Associates specializes in complex investigations for the past 25 years. Our Las Vegas private investigators are ready to handle any of your investigative needs and are available 24 hours a day to serve you.
FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES - YOUR INVESTIGATIVE PARTNER
Francis & Associates, Las Vegas Private Investigators and detectives, raises the bar for the private investigative industry with competitive rates and will work with every budget. So call us today so we can serve you!
Francis & Associates
Private Investigations Agency
7455 Arroyo Crossing Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: (702) 966-1261
Toll Free: (866) 653-3398
Fax: (702) 722-2009
NVPILB License: 1408