Cases in this category extend to a broad spectrum of claims, from slip and falls to products liability to environmental claims. The key to a successful defense in each of these claims revolves around an early assessment of the exposure and developing a plan for an expeditious and favorable conclusion. In cases of probable liability, a defense attorney’s role may be limited primarily to mitigation of damages. We believe an aggressive, pro-active approach often yields better results. That could be something as simple as arranging an IME before the plaintiff undergoes potentially unnecessary surgery, or securing full and complete medical and employment records.
Other cases require a detailed analysis of an injured party’s claim of brain damage as a result of a closed head injury, which seems to be a recent trend among the plaintiff’s bar. The key in such cases is to distinguish between a claimant with true cognitive impairment from claims that have been manufactured by an attorney and a team of willing experts. We know the painstaking steps necessary to uncover the illegitimate claims. We apply this approach in all aspects of our practice.
Our General Casualty practice regularly involves the following areas: