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 Serving Lawyers, Attorneys, Firms, Businesses, Individuals, and the Legal Community Since 1986



   110% SIGN UP RATE!**

You represent victims! Don't be a victim yourself of the prospective client "GENERAL FALL OUT RATE."  The "GENERAL FALL OUT RATE" if you are a sole proprietor, or don't have an experienced field representative on your side... most likely

OVER 35%

And they don't simply "FALL OUT", they "MIGRATE" to your competitors.  Most likely your "FALL OUT RATE" is over 35% when using inexperienced individuals to meet with your prospective clients.  AND that means you too!  Yes YOU.  How many claimants have you signed?  Do you have a 100% signup rate?  Can you meet with a prospective claimant at night, at their home in San Diego, or on the weekend while you are on vacation skiing?  I didn't think so.  But I CAN sign up that claim for you.  If your prospective client is seriously injured or this is a wrongful death claim, and your prospective clients are "interviewing" attorneys, the fall out rate is MUCH higher when using inexperienced individuals. When Schwalbe investigations is on the case, we have a


By that we mean that we often learn of a new personal injury or other new legal matters for the attorney to handle while we are meeting with the victim.  We have often learned of catastrophic injuries at the meeting with the prospective claimant, which the attorney, or their office staff have not inquired about.  So, in reality, on one specific claim, we can turn a minor rear end accident claim into a HUGE windfall for your office, and better yet, a claimant will obtain an adequate recovery with you on their side.  Why do we do this?  Because we LOVE to help consumers.  Victims of insurance ignorance or even arbitrary or capricious behavior seems to be as prolific as ever. Consumers need to understand their rights.  Rights that attorneys protect and inform about. 


We will meet attorney's client(s) at:




















We are available to sign up clients in Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, San Diego County, Imperial County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, San Luis Obispo County, Monterey County, Kings County, Tulare County, Kern County, Inyo County, Fresno County, Madera County, Merced County Mono County, Mariposa County, Stanislaus County, San Benito County, Orange County and all of Southern California's beautiful cities.  Please contact us to discuss your needs.  Heck, get me a plane ticket and I'll sign your client anywhere.



Call or CONTACT us TODAY to discuss this offer at our email 

We will call you ASAP to discuss a new relationship.


"Only $199 to sign up my new clients?  Tell me MORE"


This Initial Investigation includes, but isn't limited to:

   - Meeting with your personal injury victim clients and/or family

  - Signature on retainer and authorizations, if they sign

  - Attorney accident intake campleted, if information available

  - Digital imaging and measurement of injuries, accident scene, property damage, documents or other, providing no further time or travel involved

  - Hard Copies delivered to your office via email/fax and/or USPS, and original delivered ASAP.

  - Email delivery of digital images, or direct download of images to your computer (if you have set up a station for this)

  - Notification of prior or existing claims, other claims, and legal matters discovered




Other services available upon request:


- Background checks of client

- Defendant Background checks

- Witness background checks

- Employee background checks

- Service of Process, including, Difficult service of process

- Location of defendants, clients, witnesses, or evidence

- Scene photographs, diagram, and measurments

- Video of scene, client, defendant, claimant, and evidence

- Property owner verifiation for real estate

- Escorting client to and from court, depositions, medical appointments

- Medical records copying at doctors office, hospital, or records storage facility of your choice.

- Departments of Motor Vehicle (DMV) information

- Accompany/escort claimants to court, doctors apppointments

- Defense/Independant medical examination observation and/or recordation

- Expedite any action necessary from claimant, such as records retreival

- Expedite claimant's signature on releases, motions, verifications, and/or checks



Our hourly rates are
$100.00 per hour,  $ .75/mile,  plus costs, and expenses including out of the area sign ups. 
This includes travel.  While we are driving to your claimant we can't driver to others!
Time and half for weekends, evenings, double time for holidays. 
Out of area sign ups will often be signed same day as assigned!

All areas other than the OC are hourly +mileage +costs+ expenses


Why the name "Freepi"?

Because its "free private investigation" in the long run.  You pay Schwalbe, you recover that which you paid us from the client's proceeds!  Ergo, there's nothing out of your pocket on a viable claim!

Our E-mail is the best contact method

Questions, please contact us to set up a telephone interview and establish a relationship, we are happy to help.

Please ask any questions you might have.



License number: CA PI-15716, Established last Century!


* This price includes up to 1 individual for claims arising out of the same incident who attend the same meeting.  Additional claimants cost $29.00 each.  Wait time is billed hourly for claimants who show up late. Independant claims for any one or all of the individuals are $199.00 per claim. We reserve the right to refuse service to any attorney based on a liteny of reasons.  We charge a fee for our service, which is not contingient upon your prospective client signing documets.  Client must be told that they will be visited by an agent of the attorney's office and that that agent is there to have prospective new client sign the retainer and authorizations as well as any other documents, so the attorney may represent them in a legal claim or prospective legal claim.  Failure of claimant to sign is not the responsibilty of this highly trained investigator or his employ. Premium charges apply after hours, weekends, and holidays, mainly due to negotiating the rush hour traffic, missing family functions, or cutting short vacations and down time.  Additional investigations at another location or scene will be charged at the hourly rate, plus mileage.  All costs, such as toll road fees, parking fees, copy, fax, meals for clients, and other incidental fees will be charged to the file/attorney/claimant.  Bills will incude such costs and should be deducted from clients cost ledger as they are incurred.  Attorney agrees to mark clients cost ledger immediatly for any work assigned so as not to settle any matter prior to dispensing outstanding investigation fees.   **General fall out rate to your competitors is most likely over 30% when using inexperienced individuals to meet with your prospective clients. If your prospective client is seriously injured or this is a wrongful death claim, and your prospective clients are "interviewing" attorneys, the fall out rate is MUCH higher when using inexperienced individuals. When Schwalbe Investigations is on the case, we have a 110% sign up rate. By that we mean that we often times learn of new personal injury or other legal matters for the attorney to handle while we are meeting with the victim. We have often learned of catastrophic injuries at the meeting with the prospective claimant. So, in reality, on one specific claim, we can turn a minor rear end accident claim into a HUGE windfall for your office by connecting a unrepresented victim to your office for consumer aid and advice. Why do we do this? Because we LOVE to help consumers. Victims of insurance ignorance is prolific. Consumers need to understand their rights. Rights that attorneys protect, inform, and educate about.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

ASSIGNMENT; Locate tire and wheel in the middle of the desert.

Schwalbe Investigations was recently hired to find a tire, wheel, or any remaining parts, particles, pieces thereof. This was a personal injury claim, allegedly involving the deaths of two individuals and the brain injury of two others occurring when their vehicle lost control on the 5 Freeway northbound and rolled. Unknown cause, as the tire hadn't previously been located.

"What make and model of tire are we looking for?" we asked. The response would drive most people crazy! But not Schwalbe Investigations. Turns out, each tire was from a different maker. All the same size, or believably so. Just different tire companies. And the wheels? Well, they are supposed to have been the same also. So, we had something to go on there.

The location was given as "Just off the 5 freeway, near Buttonwillow."
"Had any other attempts been made to locate this evidence?" We queried.
I was told that the local police, CHP, and Sheriff departments, tow driver, etc. were all summoned in an attempt to locate the wheel or tire evidence which was obviously missing from the vehicle remains. All the experts searched high and low, but could not find the evidence. The weather was clear and they had all the peoplepower necessary to locate this tire, yet they couldn't. I am sure they worked hard and searched diligently. Sometimes that simply is not enough.

Our search conditions were much similar to those of the government entities who originally sought to procure the evidence. It was 115 degrees. It was clear. Sunny. Hotter than hot. No wind. Did I mention hot. We searched everywhere around the accident scene. Our perimeter continued to expand as the search continued. There were so many car parts on both sides of the freeway. Mirrors, wheels, tires, pieces of tires, hubcaps, fenders, hoods, engine parts, almost everything you'd need to build a car. Finally, we had to search the entire river bed. Now, that might seem a task, but it was dry. Or seemingly so. Ever been out on a supposedly dry river bed? Well my friends, that is where the word “quicksand” comes from. Quicksand is often found in dry river beds, lakes, and estuaries. So, its much more scary than you might think to be traipsing around in such areas.  Especially if you have been stuck in it before!  Hours and hours in the debilitating heat. Hiking on unfamiliar ground and uneven terrain. A rattle snake infested area. After seeing so many tires and wheels, we finally found a tire and wheel still connected to each other. It was about 100 yards away. We had hope finally. But something was wrong. As we got closer and closer to the tire, our fears came to reality. It was TOO small. It was the tire and wheel of a small trailer. Ugh. No luck.

Luck, Living Under Conscious Knowledge. We turned back to the van in despair. No more hope. Finally, there it was. Plain as day. Well, not so plain. Hidden in the weeds was a shadow. A beautiful immense dark shadow. Could it be? Yes it was. A tire. Was it attached to the wheel? YES. Again yes. Now, did the size match? A final YES. The evidence was found.

Approximately one year later, Schwalbe Investigations found the tire and wheel, still intact, on nearby private property. The tire was still inflated! There was obvious damage which would indicate who may be liable for the negligent injuries caused in this accident. Maybe more importantly, those who might have been wrongly cited as liable, may now be free of liability due to the ACTUAL cause more readily discernible.

OUTCOME: Tire and wheel found same day assignment was submitted by plaintiff personal injury firm.
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