Case Development

When cases involve complex issues or significant injuries and damages, such as automotive crashworthiness litigation‚ the ultimate result is often dependent on the amount of time and resources a law firm can expend on case development. Investigation‚ discovery and trial preparation require substantial financial expenditures‚ not to mention demands on the time of legal personnel. Robinson Calcagnie‚ Inc. has a reputation for both the willingness and ability to invest the resources required in case preparation. Utilizing a team approach‚ the work of several lawyers‚ paralegals and support personnel may be devoted to a single case, if needed.

The firm prides itself on knowledge of the law‚ attention to detail‚ and thorough analysis. Using the latest computer software and case management systems‚ as well as document scanning and coding‚ the firm has the capability of handling even the most complex cases involving hundreds of thousands‚ or even millions of documents. The firm is also equipped to handle even the most difficult investigations before and during litigation through the services of the firm’s investigator, Jay Newell‚ who has over 30 years experience in major criminal and civil matters.

Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. has its own warehouse for evidence preservation and inspection‚ including indoor vehicle storage. The firm regularly retains expert witnesses and consultants from around the country in a variety of fields such as mechanical engineering‚ biomechanics‚ accident reconstruction‚ design safety‚ human factors‚ metallurgy and materials analysis. Depending on the case‚ the firm’s experts may be called to conduct testing and examination utilizing a wide range of cutting-edge scientific techniques such as fiberoptic videography, scanning electron microscopy and energy disbursing x-ray analysis‚ and full-scale vehicular crash testing with instrumented anthropomorphic dummies.

Although there are no guarantees in any litigation‚ the attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. make every effort to ensure each case is optimally prepared and presented. In some cases, trial preparation will include presentations to mock juries and focus groups in order to further identify strengths and weaknesses. The firm also utilizes state-of-the-art demonstrative evidence such as full-scale mock-ups‚ computer simulations and reconstruction animations.