One of the most important roles defense counsel can play in the defense of a major accident is being first on the scene.
At GVK, our Response Team has over 25 years of experience handling major transportation, hospitality, and construction accidents. Our Response Team can be deployed immediately to accident sites all over the Tri- State area, 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year. The GVK Response Team will follow specific protocols to obtain key evidence and ensure its preservation. Through the use of our Themis Advocates Group, a national network of preeminent law firms located in every major city across the US, we enlist a nationwide team of attorneys and experts available 24/7 to meet insureds and clients at accident sites throughout the country.
Our Transportation Emergency Response Team is comprised of five attorneys with extensive background in emergency response of major automobile, tractor-trailer, cargo and common carrier accidents. The Team will lock down both the vehicle and the driver, arrange for mandatory drug testing under federal law applicability, preserve key documents and obtain scene schematics and photos.
Our Response Team will be deployed for immediate response to an incident involving an insured’s bar, restaurant or club. Interviewing of witnesses including bartenders and patrons as to the assailant or perpetrators appearance, level of intoxication and the sequence of events immediately after the incident is key. The Response Team will identify and interview key witnesses, obtain the necessary statements, preserve surveillance videos, bar tabs and receipts to be used during the litigation.
Our Response Team will be deployed for immediate response to an incident involving a construction accident. Our team will interview key management employees, construction workers and eyewitnesses. We will secure accident reports, contracts and insurance information for all involved contractors and immediately commence tenders and risk transfer investigation. When possible the team will take photographs, secure physical evidence and equipment and retain engineers necessary for early evaluation of exposure.