Insurance Coverage & Defense Litigation
Our comprehensive understanding of the law and our innovative approach to litigation are the cornerstones of our practice. Perhaps that is why we are honored to represent numerous insurance companies, private corporations, and municipalities both locally and across New York State.
It is our belief that the effective resolution of litigated matters requires a complete understanding of the elements that impact on our clients' potential exposure, whether as business plaintiffs or defendants. Oftentimes, an understanding of insurance coverage is a critical component. Our clients rely on our knowledge to assist them in obtaining coverage under additional insured endorsements, establishing priority of coverage, evaluating anti-subrogation issues, and transferring the risk from themselves to the responsible party. We pride ourselves on integrating a strategic insurance coverage approach to the defense of litigation in cases involving claims of construction injury, products liability, premises liability, and automobile liability. Sometimes, the best defense to a lawsuit is compelling another insurance company to defend and provide indemnification to our client, thereby protecting its loss history and avoiding higher insurance costs.
We believe that to succeed in litigation, the development of a strategic plan is critical. We advise our clients about the potential liability and damages issues, preliminary assessment of value, and strategy for defense. An initial assessment also is made of the potential for early resolution, whether by settlement or dispositive motion.
Our practice areas include:
- Labor Law defense
- Products liability
- Commercial and personal automobile insurance
- Premises liability
- Directors and officers liability
- Analysis of specialty risk policies
- Slip and fall
- Construction defect
- No-fault arbitrations
- Coverage opinions
- Declaratory judgment actions