The Harris Beach First Response Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Team attorneys have a vast amount of experience in all phases of catastrophic event preparation and disaster response. We can help organizations be prepared before a crisis occurs by assisting in the development of detailed emergency plans to help manage risks. If there is an event, our attorneys can take part in the initial response to the scene, aiding in the management of the evidence preservation all the way through to the post-accident investigation. We can also assist in the defense and litigation of claims that may ultimately occur.
When a disaster strikes, Harris Beach can provide a comprehensive first response disaster team and an emergency response plan. Members of the First Response Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Team are available at all hours of the night and day. Just one call to a designated team leader can have an attorney and crisis professionals on the scene helping to guide you through the red tape and other obstacles that may arise in disaster situations.
Our on-the-scene legal guidance will provide the insight, perspective, experience and required coordination to manage critical legal issues and help prevent a disaster from becoming a legal and media crisis that could damage your brand and reputation. We are in immediate contact with photographers, videographers, investigators, communications professionals and other experts who can help contain and preserve the scene. We also help establish immediate litigation hold procedures, evidence preservation and chain of custody protocols which will help avoid potential sanctions if future litigation ensues.
Our experience in white collar crime, civil and OSHA investigations allows us to protect clients and their employees during onsite investigations involving police, fire and government officials. By using counsel to coordinate the investigation and retain experts, the information developed can be subject to attorney client privilege, thereby controlling the critical initial phase in developing a defense to any subsequent claims.
The attorneys at Harris Beach have a long history of investigating numerous catastrophic events for several industries to provide on-scene advice and information to clients and their insurers. The firm maintains a roster of emergency contact information so that our lawyers will have immediate access to emergency personnel, governmental and regulatory authorities, health care providers, investigators, environmental experts and others. The statewide presence of Harris Beach permits a team of qualified professionals to be assembled on short notice to help respond to almost any kind of emergency you may face.