Practice/Industry Group Overview
Motor vehicle and commercial fleet litigation matters range in complexity from a collision with uncontested liability, to multimillion dollar exposure including catastrophic injuries and fatalities. At Goldberg Segalla, our multidisciplinary approach to investigating claims has proven to be effective, efficient and economical for our clients, who range from personal policyholders and small business owners to commercial carriers with fleet vehicles and a national presence.
Our attorneys recognize that a cost-conscious defense requires an effective analysis from the beginning of a claim, before a suit is instituted, to better implement an efficient defense. We possess the breadth and depth of experience to recognize whether expeditious settlement is recommended versus an aggressive defense through a trial verdict. When issues of liability or apportionment of liability are an issue, we provide our clients with the information they need before a matter escalates to litigation. This information can come from on-site investigations, as well as from accident reconstruction experts, biomechanical experts, computer animation services, and physicians with diverse medical expertise. Of course, we also provide our clients advice on how to reduce exposure, address liability and plan for indemnification (if warranted) from the beginning.
At Goldberg Segalla, we regularly handle matters including:
- Underinsured motorists/uninsured motorists
- Limited tort options
- Bench trials
- Non-jury and jury trials
- Contractual issues for matters potentially involving the assumption of a defense
Perhaps most importantly, we recognize that our clients are a critical part of our team. We believe that the most effective way to achieve success is to partner with the client to attain realistic goals, including everything from an early settlement to a successful defense at trial. Because of this philosophy, we regularly provide in-house educational presentations for our clients on current trends in litigation, innovative methods to address complex defense issues, and suggestions to increase the success of our defense while reducing the overall expense to defend claims.