Personal injury claims raise complex and potentially costly issues. When an accident or injury occurs, plaintiffs’ lawyers line up to take on their case. But who is looking out for the defendants – insurance companies, businesses, insured individuals, and others? That’s where a personal injury defense attorney comes in. Everyone has the right to retain competent legal counsel to defend their interests and those of their policyholders and customers. At Rosenbaum & Taylor, we dedicate our practice to defending those who are named in these lawsuits.
Personal injury claims arise in a number of different contexts. They include:
- Premises liability claims, such as slip and fall accidents and negligent security
- Automobile, trucking, and motorcycle accidents
- Product liability claims and defective products that cause consumer illness and injury
- Wrongful death claims
- Asbestos exposure
These and other types of personal injury lawsuits typically seek a multitude of damages, including:
- Medical bills and related costs
- Rehabilitation, physical therapy, and other forms of treatment
- Prescription drug medications
- Lost wages due to time missed from work
- Decreased work capacity due to the nature of the injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death
Without adequate defense, the costs of these lawsuits could bankrupt a business, insurance company, or individual. But having an experienced New York personal injury defense attorney is not limited to the trial level. Sometimes, juries award astronomical sums of damages, and it’s up to a court of appeals to reduce that figure. Having a skilled appellate practice is therefore part of a comprehensive legal strategy, and it’s something we offer our clients.
If possible, we try to settle claims before they reach the courtroom. This may include negotiating directly with the plaintiff for a reasonable sum of money. Certain cases require alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which includes binding and non-binding arbitration. Mediation is another possible way to avoid civil litigation.
With regards to insurance, we represent companies in both first- and third-party claims. These usually involve allegations of:
- Bad faith denials of claims
- Improperly handled claim denials
- Uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) claims
- Supplementary uninsured motorist (SUM) claims
- Property damage claims
- Personal injury protection (PIP)
These lawsuits often name other entities or individuals as defendants, including self-insured businesses. We also defend these clients in personal injury lawsuits.
The sooner these cases are resolved, the better. But we also strive to minimize the liability exposure of our clients. It starts with thoroughly investigating the claims made. In fact, a comprehensive investigation is key before trial or settlement. We want to make sure that an offer to settle really is in the financial interests of our clients. The results of the investigation will determine the terms of the settlement offer.
If your case goes to court, we stand with you each step of the way. That means crafting effective legal strategies and using dispositive motions where appropriate. It also means using discovery methods by which we obtain critical information related to the case. We have developed a meticulous and learned trial practice in both state and federal courts. Regardless of the nature of the case, or the evidence, we work for the best possible outcome for our clients.
Count on Our Experienced Personal Injury Defense Practice
You deserve a law firm that is not only knowledgeable about personal injury law, but dedicated to resolving cases expeditiously. That’s our promise at Rosenbaum & Taylor. We understand your bottom line, and we know what it takes to achieve positive results. If you have questions about your personal injury liability exposure, or you have a pending case, give us a call. We can schedule a consultation to discuss your legal options today.