The Philadelphia-based firm Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky, along with DiCello Levitt out of Washington, D.C., announced that they have partnered with the city of Baltimore to launch legal action against wrongdoers in an effort to reduce the immediate and long-term impacts following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced Monday that along with the city’s law department, the community has partnered with the two firms to address the impact the collapse has had on the city and its residents, including the economic hardships the incident has posed to businesses and employees whose jobs and wages are dependent upon the Port of Baltimore. The Francis Scott Key Bridge, which was named after a prominent attorney in the region who turned his wartime experience into the poem that became the national anthem of the United States, collapsed after a cargo ship lost power and rammed into it.