Associate Robert D. Whitney, of the Global Insurance Services practice group, discusses the investigation process for when a company or client’s business deals with a disastrous events such as wild fires, gas explosions, or electrical injuries.
In “The Purpose, Process, and Protection of a Post-Accident Root Cause Analysis,” Robert talks about the purposes, best practices for preparation and protection, and legal trends for root cause analysis.
“Initiating a root cause analysis to identify and fix a problem is a sound business model. However, when the analysis is triggered by a specific event that may result in litigation, the participants in the analysis should closely consider the process. Generally, most courts treat post-accident reports as a business record created in the ordinary course of business.”
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More about Goldberg Segalla’s Robert Whitney:
Robert has experience representing clients at all stages of complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout California, North Carolina, and across the country, as well as in alternative dispute forums, including mediation and arbitration. He advises and represents insurance carriers in first- and third-party coverage disputes and investigations, multi-million dollar complex coverage litigation, bad-faith litigation, business tort claims, and other commercial disputes.