Emergency Response

DunbarMonroe recognizes the importance of fast reaction to trucking accidents. This is particularly important in catastrophic accidents where death or serious injury has occurred. We are pleased to provide our current clients, as well as prospective clients whom we have not previously represented, the ability to quickly and appropriately respond to accidents throughout the State of Mississippi on a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week basis. Please contact David C. Dunbar or Clark Monroe for more information about this service.

Hiring of defense counsel early can be beneficial for a number of reasons. It allows for the preservation of evidence with an eye toward preparing the defense, gathering of witness statements, coordination with accident reconstructionist and other experts to timely evaluate the scene and the cause of the accident and may allow for protection of sensitive information under the “work product” privilege in some instances.

If a complete emergency response is not required, DunbarMonroe routinely coordinates with its clients early in the claims process. Many times defense counsel can be indispensable for providing initial advice and direction to in-house or third party adjustors regarding the proper steps to preserve certain evidence or investigate a claim. Many catastrophic cases reach litigation months or years after the accident. Unfortunately, defense counsel routinely find that critical information is missing, lost or destroyed. DunbarMonroe helps its clients ensure facts critical to their defense are available when litigation is filed.