When a catastrophe strikes, the first 48 hours are the most important: witnesses' memories fade,evidence is lost, and investigators' opinions are formed.
Our emergency response team is composed of experienced trial
attorneys who bring technical knowledge and actual trial
perspective to the aftermath of a disaster. We provide immediate
on-the-ground assistance with a valuable litigator's eye to vital
issues such as identification and preservation of evidence, early
expert retention and involvement, witness interviews, cleanup
coordination, and transition to normal operations,
as well as coordination with media relations representatives and stakeholders. We have guided clients through numerous investigations initiated by federal and local regulatory agencies including OSHA, DOT, EPA, MDEQ, PHMSA, NTSB, CSHIB, DOJ, CMS, HHS OCR, and others.
Watkins & Eager is privileged to have represented clients
throughout the United States in a wide variety of emergencies, from
catastrophic accidents such as fires, pipeline and pressure boiler
explosions, collapses, tower falls, environmental disasters, cyber
attacks and data breaches, to navigating the
political landscape of targeted protests and regulatory investigations.
Our team prides itself in its abilities to respond immediately to these emergencies and bring to bear needed legal and investigatory experience and resources.