3 Common Sense Reasons To Hire A PI
Have you ever had that “gut feeling” about something? Maybe about someone? Studies show that our brains can dig deep into our instinctual past, making use of a plethora of thoughts and interactions in a matter seconds. The reason we have these gut instincts is to protect us from making bad decisions, decisions that don’t coincide with our beliefs, well being, and physical security needs.
My room keys are stolen, someone is following me, my credit card is being used, my boyfriend or girlfriend is cheating on me, and the list goes on… There is no end to what situation you may be in and there is no single way to handle it.
In such cases, you need someone who can watch on your issue from an independent perspective, and supporting it with facts and evidence to show you what’s right and what’s not.
#1. Private Investigators Can Act As Impartial Witness
Let’s say you’re in a situation that needs professional help, help from someone who is impartial (not connected) to your specific situation. An example would be: You suspect that your partner is being disloyal, a caretaker may be stealing, an employee may be exaggerating his work related injuries. Calling on the help of a reputable private investigator to act as an independent witness can increase your chances of success. It may be a very personal matter that you feel uncomfortable confronting. Keeping your distance can ultimately help with credibility.
#2. Private Investigators Can Help Weather The Storm
Yes, it happens to the best of us, but sometimes we get so obsessed about something we just can’t see straight! Either someone has rubbed us wrong way, we got cheated out of something we deserved, or someone has violated our trust. These situations touch us emotionally, and can blur our sense of practicality. When something is too hard to handle on our own we usually call in someone who can help, right? Have you ever called on a plumber when the toilet is leaking? Have you ever spent the night in jail wishing you called that midnight bail bondsman?
The same applies for calling in that trustworthy local PI. Private investigators are trained to see the “big picture” and can help direct you back to the practical side of the situation. PIs can provide emotional support too. Clients can feel very alone during the investigation and the private investigator may often be their only outlet for release, the only person they can fully trust with this often emotional matter.
#3. Risky Going It Alone
- Not being familiar with the law
- Civil liability, possible stalking charges
- Mishandling or damaging crucial evidence
- Limited resources as an individual
- Credibility issues if you are a party to the matter
Ryan Garrahy is a state licensed private investigator specializing in surveillance, background checks, locating individuals and workplace investigations. He is the owner & principal investigator for Orange Investigations.