General Private Investigator (Most Investigators)
While this is not a legal or industry term, it does help you separate one who is an expert in a specific field from PIs you will be more familiar with and who you are likely to find.
General PIs are the ones who are typically working cases such as: Child Custody, Infidelity, Divorce Insurance Fraud, Skip Traces, Serving Papers, Harassment, Vehicle Theft and Recovery, Theft, Missing Persons, Recovery of Assets, Background Checks, Bug Sweeps, and General Information Gathering.
They are also likely to be your go-to sources for the more complex investigations that may require experts in a field. Most complex cases will require several different avenues to investigate and thus choosing the right “General” Private Investigation who can piece the case together and call in experts in different fields along the way, is the critical component to succeeding on your case.