Rapid response to incidents and emergencies
WHAT WE DO
Major accidents can lead to complex claims. Schwabe’s Team can provide legal advice regarding emergency and incident response, management, and investigation.
Schwabe offers maritime and transportation clients round-the-clock rapid incident response advice services. For clients who elect this service, Schwabe’s Rapid Response Team is available 24 hours a day to protect your interests and provide legal advice during trying times.
A solid initial response and an early game-plan help to achieve good outcomes. Your Schwabe Rapid Response Team will know your business, analyze many risks in advance, and be ready to go when and where you need us most.
SCHWABE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM 24/7 INCIDENT RESPONSE
- Ensure Safety
Evaluate and secure the scene if necessary to prevent damage or injury. Consider calling 911.
- Report to Required Authorities
Some events must be reported immediately. Schwabe’s team can help identify your industry —and location—specific reporting requirements as part of your risk profile
For all hazardous substance/material spills, contact the National Response Center immediately at (800) 424-8802.
- Activate Schwabe’s Rapid Response Team
Nobody likes a crisis. It helps to have someone to call. We know the players. We know the rules. And if you elect this service, we will know your business. We’ll work to manage your incident and conduct an investigation with an eye toward early and fast resolution.
WHEN TO ACTIVATE RAPID RESPONSE
Schwabe offers Rapid Response services to clients in Oregon and Washington. Our maritime and transportation attorneys have broad experience in in a wide range of casualty matters, including: vessel loss, derailments, cargo and property damage, HAZMAT violations and related governmental investigations, natural resources and other environmental damage, and product liability, as well as personal injury and death claims. The Schwabe Rapid Response Team can respond to incidents of concern with any of the following agencies:
- Coast Guard
HOW TO JOIN
Our Rapid Response Team attorneys would love to tell you more about Schwabe’s Rapid Response services.
All Schwabe transportation, ports, and maritime clients can enroll in the Rapid Response Team service – just ask us about it.
If you’re not a Schwabe client but would like to enroll, please fill out an inquiry at: schwabe.com/rapid-response-signup to set up an initial consultation and risk evaluation.
When you enroll, Schwabe attorneys will come to you and get to know your business, at no cost. Schwabe’s Response Team will then assess your specific risk profile and develop a team and a response plan to fit your needs.
How Schwabe Can Help
Get to know your business and develop a client-specific risk assessment
Develop your risk profile and build your response team
Provide tailored training for your staff
Understand and evaluate applicable rules and procedures
Provide crisis management and incident investigation services when you need them
Manage all aspects of litigation
Represent your interests in investigative, administrative, and judicial proceedings