Trace Investigations was retained to conduct an asset investigation on a construction company for a personal injury case. One of the company’s employees, a truck driver, was responsible for a vehicular accident in a company vehicle that led to serious injuries and a fatality. Our client was legal counsel for the estate of the decedent. The responsible company was partially owned by numerous other companies. Collecting a comprehensive list of “targets” — principals, assets and debts beyond limits on the company’s insurance policy — was challenging. Many of the affiliated firm owners were limited liability companies, with no information as to the individual principals other than the registered agents.
No amount of money can remove the heartache of losing a family member in a vehicular accident. However, a family’s financial losses and other expenses can be compensated for and a responsible party held accountable for its actions.