Insurance & Coverage
We understand the insurance industry and use this knowledge to help firm clients anticipate problems and devise practical legal strategies. We are committed to defending third party lawsuits for insurance carriers, especially where self-insurance is involved. We understand the position of the insurance client as well as the insured client. Each matter is immediately and continually evaluated, as we understand the need for prompt and efficient risk management assessment. Whether the matter is simple or complex, our goal is to provide our clients with the information to enable a quick resolution or continued defense or prosecution.
We provide expertise in trucking and transportation law to clients in litigation and regulatory practice. We represent public and private transportation providers, including municipal bus lines, coach and school bus companies, fleet carriers, logistics companies and limousine businesses. Our firm has wide experience representing these companies in accident-related claims alleging personal injury, catastrophic loss and property damage, as well as statutory violations, vehicle code violations, regulatory compliance, loss transfer and environmental concerns; and in assisting clients in responding to catastrophic losses by coordinating the accident scene reconstruction and investigation.
Motor Vehicle Defense
Recent changes in laws involving no-fault and other issues have complicated these matters. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to navigate these cases through negotiation and litigation. We also represent self-insured trucking, logistics, and bus and transportation companies, always providing an aggressive defense. Representation of these companies also includes no-fault, loss transfer, SUM, property damage and subrogation matters.
Construction and Labor Law (Scaffold, Worksite Accidents)
The firm has regularly represented clients involving lawsuits arising from construction accidents. These cases usually involve severe or even catastrophic injuries. Construction accidents, which are covered by New York’s Labor Law, give rise to complex litigation involving an interplay of numerous parties, contractual, insurance and statutory issues. Because each case is handled individually, our clients receive the personalized attention these cases require.
Our firm defends a variety of claims arising from the ownership, operation, maintenance and use of commercial, private and municipal premises. These cases involve anything from a simple slip/trip and fall to complex matters including building code violations and claims arising from third party criminal acts.
Results achieved early in a case by motion practice or later at trial are only worthwhile if they can be protected on appeal. Campolo, Middleton & McCormick has written and successfully argued appeals in a wide variety of cases in both State and Federal court.