This agreement date ___________, 20 .
is between____________________, and Prairie Wolf Investigations (PWI) . The parties hereto agree that PWI will provide Client with investigative findings which may include written reports, documents, electronically recorded statements, video and/or photographic materials. The aforementioned is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement.
The client hereby agrees to pay PWI for investigative services at an hourly rate of $_____ per hour. The hourly rate is based on one (1) investigator. Each additional investigator assigned to the case working the same hours and assigned to the same location is billed at $ _____ per hour. Fees are broken down into categories: Investigative time, Travel time, Administrative time, mileage at the rate of .__ per mile and Expenses necessary in the course of the investigation. Expenses may include, but are not limited to rental vehicles, travel expenses, per diem for overnight investigations, and commercial database usage fees. Client further agrees to a working retainer of between $500 to $2000 which is non-refundable and is based upon the complexity of the case and quoted at the onset of the case and due before services are rendered. Cancellations made within twenty four hours of each start of each block of surveillance are subject to a two hour cancellation fee (which is one half the four hour minimum block of surveillance time). Funds are required to be held by agency for the duration of the investigation. Any unused portion will be returned to client upon completion of the case.
PWI warrants to Client that PWI is duly licensed and insured and or bonded as required by law, to perform investigative and related services. PWI warrants to Client that the services shall be performed with the degree of skill and care that is required and in conformity with the accepted professional standards prevailing in the private investigative industry at the time services are performed.
PWI further warrants to Client that in performing the services it will comply with all the applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and rules, including without limitation, those pertaining to confidentiality of sensitive information and/or attorney/client information, except as specifically provided above PWI disclaims all other warranties, expressed or implied.
All investigative findings furnished to Client are exclusively for Client’s own use. Client agrees to restrict the dissemination of said findings to only third parties who have a legitimate and legal need to know and/or are authorized to know by law and in the furtherance of their investigation or case. Client will hold PWI harmless for damages, losses and cost and expenses, including attorneys’ fees suffered or incurred in connection with or arising out of claims based on investigative findings provided to Client and for which Client fails to keep strictly confidential. PWI will keep findings strictly confidential and will not disseminate or release any findings to third parties unless authorized by Client or court ordered.
Client agrees to give prompt written or telephonic notice of any legal proceedings, including without limitation, any civil action, administrative hearing, arbitration in which the findings of PWI or any portion thereof are to a material issue in dispute. PWI is an independent investigative contractor provider and shall not be deemed an employee, agent, partner, or co venture of client. Neither party shall be binding representation or agreement on behalf of the other.
Client agrees to pay the agency’s hourly rate, plus travel time, mileage and expense for any and all court appearances for the client or the other party to any action that arises from the investigative findings of the investigator. A predetermined retainer must be received at the onset of the acceptance of the case to be held until resolution of the case to ensure payment of any and all investigators for their time and expenses to be incurred in connection with any court hearings, depositions or any other legal proceedings as required by the case.
If this is not done and the agency is subpoenaed by the attorney for the client, the client by virtue of this agreement agrees to pay the fees as outlined in this agreement or be in breach of agreement.
This instrument contain the entire contract between the parties and any agreement or representation respecting the services or the duties of either party in relation thereto not expressly set forth in this instrument is null and void. Any amendment or modification of this instrument shall be in writing and duly executed by the parties. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the applicable state having jurisdiction in the USA.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this agreement the day and year first written above.
Completion and submission of this form signified client’s agreement to the terms and conditions of this contract.
Without signature of principal investigator and agency owner, this form is not considered valid. Possession of this unsigned document is not considered a digital signature.
Copyrighted December, 2015