The firm has been involved in all aspects of General Liability claims and litigation since the very beginning of its practice, including but not limited to, claims involving defense of amusement parks and carnivals, residential buildings, department stores, supermarkets, bowling alleys, roller rinks, restaurants, movie theatres and other similar commercial risks. The firm also has vast experience in defending personal automobile and commercial trucking actions.

The knowledge and experience in this area gained from handling a volume of similar problems has contributed significantly to our ability to handle these matters on a cost effective basis. We are able to rely on this experience to quickly and accurately assess the exposure in each matter, reporting our analysis to the client so that a strategic course of action can be established early on in the case. Through this method of case handling, the client is aware of the potential exposure of each particular case and is able to make an informed decision which ultimately results in either a quick disposition with associated expense savings or a well prepared defense with generally excellent bottom line results in the ultimate outcome of the case.

We also handle Workers' Compensation cases representing both self-insured employers and insurance companies in the defense of workers' compensation matters. We handle litigated matters at the trial level, as well as appeals before the Appellate Division. Our firm has a central New Jersey practice with regular court listings in several venues in the State, representing both public and private entities. We also regularly counsel clients in the proper handling of work-related injuries prior to the inception of litigation.

Our firm has also provided assistance to insurance carriers throughout the country by rendering coverage opinions and evaluating whether coverage applies for particular risks. We have also successfully litigated declaratory judgement actions in State and Federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Therefore, we are not only able to satisfy our clients' needs for general liability defense, but also provide analysis of coverage cases and, where necessary, pursue declaratory judgement actions on behalf of insurers.

A significant part of the firm's practice relates to the defense of lawsuits against public officials, police officials and municipal entities. We represent insurance companies, and the municipalities themselves in defending actions which are generally classified as "wrongful acts" claims, in connection with the public service official duties. The matters involve defense of civil rights actions, tort actions and other litigation activities.

The firm believes that a successful defense of a municipal entity involves a clear understanding of te governmental function itself, and, accordingly, the firm is involved in various municipal associations and bar association groups connected with such municipal functions.

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