Amherst Investigations, Inc.Private Investigative Services Since 1987

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Investigative Services for Law Firms

The following is a brief list of investigative services which we provide for law firms and their clients. Press the icons for a more detailed description.

Interviews are conducted and sworn statements are taken in motor vehicle, casualty and product liability investigations

Recovery of leased vehicles and repossession

Finding of hidden assets; location of hidden property

The key to a qualified productive workforce is professional screening. Fraud, embezzlement, kickbacks and theft usually involve someone working from the inside. Have you done everything in your power to protect your human resources and assets?

Investigations include the verification of prior employment and education. As well as a search of criminal history, credit history, and Department of Motor Vehicles and County Clerks’ records in New York State and throughout the country.

Our firm conducts casualty investigations in six separate areas. Assisting you in making informed decisions.

  1. Bodily Injury Claims
  2. Workers Compensation Claims
  3. Disability Claims
  4. Public Liability
  5. Litigation Support
  6. Subrogation

In the case of a divorce or separation, child custody investigation can help make sure that the child involved stay safe. A parent or court may order a child custody investigator to determine what the child’s experience is like with a custody or non-custody parent. Investigations of parents sometimes reveal chronic neglect, child abuse, or parental alcoholism or drug abuse. If you need to know, a private investigator or qualified child custody investigator can tell you the truth and can save your child’s life.

We assist lawyers in locating witnesses, conducting thorough background checks on witnesses and litigants, and help find assets. We preform background checks on key witnesses in the investigation as well as looking into backgrounds of any experts whose testimony will be used.

Amherst Investigations is able to get you accurate and reliable, fast information about a person’s true arrest record. Certified court documents for proof of conviction.

Do you really know who these people are? We associate with them and even invite them in our homes. Do they have a criminal background? Are your children safe with them? Find out now!

Determine computer use and responsibility. Expert forensic examinations to reveal evidentiary data through recovery of hidden, deleted and damaged files.

Including operative and pilferage investigations, executive protection and counter-espionage measures (debugging).

Using scientific methods of gathering , collecting and examining evidence bringing resolution to victims and their families.
Civil cases include.

  1. Death Scene
  2. Arson scene

In the case of divorce or separation, child custody investigators can help make sure that the child involved stay safe. Investigations of parents sometimes reveal chronic neglect, child abuse or parental alcoholism or drug abuse. If you need to know our investigators will tell you the truth and save your child’s life.

Do you need to know a candidates driving record before hiring. Do you need to know if his license is suspended and will put you at financial risk and ruin. Checks of vehicles for weight and insurance companies codes. Previous accidents and history are all available to you.

Are investigators are highly trained and highly experienced in every method of domestic surveillance. We can detect electronic surveillance of you or your business. We also provide you the customer with surveillance to stop larcenies, criminal mischief and employee dishonesty. This allows you to see the activities captured on video.

A due diligence investigation is a type of pre-transaction or pre-employment corporate investigation that tries to uncover details of a company's management, finances, performance, mission, history, aims, suppliers, clients, industry and any other details that may affect how a company does business. Due diligence is vital before a merger, company purchase, or acquisition because it ensures that liabilities are not hidden. Due diligence ensures that there will be no unpleasant surprises down the road.

The key to a qualified productive workforce is professional screening. Fraud, embezzlement, kickbacks and theft usually involve someone working from the inside. Have you done everything in your power to protect your human resources and assets ?

Investigations include the verification of prior employment and education. As well as a search of criminal history, credit history, and Department of Motor Vehicle’ and County Clerks records in New York State and throughout the country.

Our investigative office employee’s two separate expert witnesses. An expert witness is a witness that has knowledge beyond that of the ordinary lay person which enables him or her to give testimony regarding an issue that requires expertise to understand. Our experts are in the Medical field and practice and also crime scene and death investigations.

We are able to provide expert interrogation of any witness or subject. Our investigators have graduated from the Reid School on interview and interrogation. They draw upon over 30 years of investigative service to complete your interrogation.

We provide you the client with proof and information about any family member. Information gathered about family members which is used to protect you the client.

To locate and identify assets and liabilities of individuals and corporations. These searches are conducted utilizing informational databases which identifies ownership of real property, bankruptcy filings, tax liens and judgments. In addition to the informational databases which are searched, we also search records in County Clerks’ offices. Searches are conducted nationwide. We also have CPAs on staff to provide forensic accounting services.

Insurance fraud investigations try to uncover those who make false claims to get insurance money. Workers compensation investigations, on the other hand, uncover employees who try to unrightfully claim compensation for injuries they do not have. Corporate investigations often try to uncover fraud in companies while financial investigations and accounting investigations often try to determine whether any financial fraud has been committed. Fraud is considered to involve misrepresentation with an intent to deceive. If a company makes specific promises about a product, for example, in order to sell that product, they may be guilty of fraud if they are aware that the product does not work as advertised. Fraud is a very real and costly problem in today's world, and it causes not only loss of money but also loss of life and serious injuries. A fraud investigation tries to determine whether fraud has taken place and tries to detect evidence if fraud has occurred.

Identity theft investigations try to determine whether someone's identity has been stolen and used to perpetrate fraud. Identity theft is a huge concern right now. Criminals of all kinds buy or steal other peoples personal information and pose as someone else when applying for credit, jobs, or business ventures. If you are the victim of identity theft, you stand to lose a lot more than just your personal information you can end up losing your credit, your property, and you may even end up being accused of crimes committed in your name.

When you suspect infidelity in your relationship it can be difficult to determine whether or not your suspicions are valid. Common indications of infidelity in a relationship are:

  • Changes in intimacy
  • Suspicious phone habits
  • Changes in appearance
  • Suspicious internet use
  • Change in work routine
  • Changes in bathing habits

Insurance fraud investigations try to uncover those who make false claims to get insurance money. Workers compensation investigations, on the other hand, uncover employees who try to unrightfully claim compensation for injuries they do not have.

Amherst Investigations obtains insured and witness statement.

  1. They ask a claimant a personalized series of series of questions and chronicle his or her answers.
  2. THey request that the injured claimant to review the document for accuracy and verify its accuracy with a signature.
  3. They request that a witness also verify the claimant's signature.
  4. They genreate a written copy of the statement.
A claimant's statement can help on your investigation.

We locate witnesses, identify third parties and assist in the determination of liability. Photographic services are available.

You can only put healthcare professionals to work as fast as you can confirm their credentials. That’s why Amherst Investigations fast, thorough background checks are highly regarded in the healthcare industry — they allow for thorough vetting of candidates while being able to fill vacant positions not only quickly but with truly qualified applicants.

  1. All-in-one confirmation of a candidate’s education, experience, licensure, and sanction information
  2. Faster, more accurate criminal records and background checks
  3. Screening solutions seamlessly integrated into applicant tracking and human resource information management systems.

While no family wants to consider what may happen if a loved one goes missing. Knowing what to do is a must. Investigators greatly increase the chances that a missing person will be returned quickly and safely .Missing persons investigations can help you find deadbeat parents, children, and other members of your family who have disappeared.

We provide nationwide searches and help you find out property, criminal, court, birth, death, marriage, divorce records, licenses, deeds, mortgages, corporate records, business registration, and many other public records. We are experienced and can help you find this information with fast and reliable results.

Did you know that 10% of background checks performed on childcare providers turn up something alarming? Things such as shoplifting, drunk driving, and drug abuse show up daily! Childcare providers often have access to your home, know your family’s secrets, and are guardians of your most important assets – YOUR KIDS.

Find out if your child’s NANNY, BABYSITTER, TUTOR, etc. has a past that puts your child at risk. Our nanny/sitter background check will access multiple data sources and millions of records to make sure your child is in trustworthy hands.

Background checks include:

  • Social Security/Identity verification
  • Criminal history
  • Motor vehicle driving history
  • Current and previous addresses
  • Sexual offender file search
  • Professional license verification
  • Employment and education verification
  • Reference verification

A locate or skip trace investigation runs the gamut of finding people from lost relatives, high school classmates, to military buddies. These types of locate investigations are exciting for our firm, simply because we get to make so many people happy with our results.

Amherst Investigations assists both corporations and individuals to ensure that no fraudulent activities occur. Whether you have been in an automobile assident, physically attacked, or even bitten by a dog, our investigation procedures will identify the wrongdoings that you have experienced. Our team of investigative experts works closely with you and your legal representation to certain that all of the facts are uncovered and that your personal injury investgiations proceed as needed.

We have what it takes to get your document delivered properly and promptly. We work hand in hand with our clients to assure quick delivery.

Looking for details about a National Professional License in the United States? Amherst Investigations maintains a database with facts on more than 26 million licenses, and can provide you with the legal name of the business it corresponds with, the number & type of license and the date it was issued. Make sure your candidate or the person you are dealing with have the proper license.

Doing a property search means doing ones homework, but one can find out a lot of information about a property. A property search can turn up valuable data that one can use during your investigation.

Public records searches benefit many people. Individuals can use public records searches to learn more about another person, and this usually comes in the form of a background check. Businesses and major international corporations also use public records searches to research business transactions, court proceedings, patents, and financial transactions. Hiring a private investigator to conduct a public records search can save you valuable time, and an experienced private investigator knows how to find the more public records than the average civilian.

Specialized service to establish factual information, surveillance photo’s, and interviews to prove where a person or student lives

Our office provides verification of social security numbers. Make sure the person you are hiring is the person matched to that number. Date of issue and also State of registration.

Our firm can validate your employees or candidate social security by checking the validity of the issued number. We provide year of registration, State of registration and identify the proper owner of the social security number.

We provide detailed and clear video surveillance. Surveillances that include report with detailed time and type of activity being engaged in. Positive proof when you need it the most. Our surveillances are only conducted with your wished giving you the amount of proof needed in your individual case.

We provide qualified personnel to detect the presence of technical surveillance devices and hazards and to identify security weakness that could aid in the conduct of a technical penetration of the surveyed facility. We provide a professional evaluation of the facility’s technical security posture which consist of a thorough visual, electronic, and physical examination in and about the surveyed facility.

This is handled in a courteous and professional manner. Whether the exact location of the individual is known or you need to have them located, service can be done throughout the State of New York.

Accidents that result in premises liability claims can occur on either private or public property, and typically involve injuries. Slip-and-fall accidents often take place in retail establishments, including grocery stores and restaurants, as well as parking lots, apartment complex grounds, and hotel lobbies and hallways, to name a few. Such accidents often occur as the result of wet or contaminated walking surfaces, while trip-and-fall incidents are caused by material, debris, or other obstructions on the walking surface, or uneven surfaces.

While many of these incidents are truly accidental in nature, there are occasions where slip- and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents are staged for the purpose of collecting on an insurance claim. Proper investigation of a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall incident can help differentiate claims for true accidents from fraudulent claims.

Provides a fast and easy way to accurately determine the eligibility of a prospective or current tenant. We are dedicated to provide only the highest level of screening to make you feel secure in your decision.

Our firm helps with picking up witnesses and bringing them to you for preparation. It has been said that cases are won or lost in witness preparation. We all know what a daunting task it is to get most witnesses to comply with simple deposition preparation instructions—now we have to add in all of the components that come with testifying before a jury.

We provide detailed and clear video surveillance. Surveillances that include report with detailed time and type of activity being engaged in. Positive proof when you need it the most. Our surveillances are only conducted with your wished giving you the amount of proof needed in your individual case.

We conduct vital record searches for you from around the United States. We can obtain birth certificates, death certificates, death records, and marriage licenses and Divorce decrees from any State.

Our investigative services, which include casualty surveillance, background checks, living well and activity checks, have helped thousands of adjusters and defense attorneys. Gathering information to make educated, responsible claims decisions.

We provide an assessment, evaluation and recommendation on how to proactively prevent and respond to potential instances.

Has someone you loved recently passed away before their time? Do you suspect that the death was caused by negligence? Don’t let yourself suffer because someone else was undependable. Don’t let irresponsibility go unpunished. Let us investigate your wrongful death claim to insure that the truth you have been told is the whole truth.