PERSONAL INJURY AND PREMISES LIABILITY DEFENSE
Personal injury and premises liability claims involve alleged injury that are alleged to arise from negligence or other wrongdoing on the part of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Such entities often carry insurance to protect them in the event of such claims. McGowan & Lavin has a long history of providing successful defense of personal injury and premises liability claims, both on behalf of our insurance company clients and on behalf of individuals and corporations who are self-insured or who choose to handle their own defense.
The successful resolution of personal injury claims often begins long before a lawsuit is filed. We provide strategies for minimizing potential liability as well as negotiating and coordinating insurance coverage issues. Our lawyers are mindful of the costs of litigation and strive to provide cost-efficient and effective strategies that maximize all available defenses.
Our representation typically includes emergency response to serious incidents, early case resolution, investigation and discovery, retention of expert witnesses, arbitration and mediation, settlement negotiations, and when necessary, trials and appeals. We have successfully tried hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout New England. We have extensive experience handling cases in some of the busiest litigation dockets in the area, including the regional district, superior and federal courts. We are ready to advise and provide counsel at every point in the process.
Through our defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims and have a well-earned reputation for handling cases ranging from the simple to the complex with preparation and skill. Personal injury lawsuits expose individual and corporate defendants to potential financial liability that can often reach into multi-millions of dollars. Our attorneys have the required depth of knowledge and experience in a myriad of disciplines to provide thorough defense strategies aimed at a successful resolution. Clients who choose McGowan & Lavin for defense of personal injury claims receive personal attention to their cases from lawyers with advanced knowledge in complex areas of civil trial law.
From our offices in Norwell, Massachusetts we handle cases throughout New England and are available to associate as counsel for clients who face litigation in other jurisdictions as well. From the onset of a case, our attorneys work toward achieving such a resolution using every means possible. When a settlement cannot be reached, we distill complex matters into simple terms that can be easily understood by a jury. To learn more about our personal injury defense practice, or to consult with one of our personal injury defense attorneys, contact our office.
Areas of Defense Practice:
- Automobile and trucking liability
- Construction Site Accidents
- Construction defects
- Design defects
- Intentional liability including defamation, libel, and slander
- Premises liability
- Products liability
- Toxic substances
- Workers Compensation
- Manufacturing equipment, heavy equipment, machinery claims
- Accident personal injury
- Transportation-related accident injury or death
- Liquor liability cases
- Wrongful death
- Toxic torts
- Trip, Slip and fall accident
- Dog Bites