Aggressive Defense For Auto Liability Claims
The defense of auto liability cases has traditionally been a mainstay of the work performed by attorneys at The Law Firm of Connors & Connors, P.C. Whether it is a case to defend on liability, a case to defend on damages or a case to defend on both issues, our attorneys are fully familiar with the arguments to be advanced in the zealous defense of our clients.
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Understanding Section 5102 Of New York Insurance Law
Section 5102 of New York state’s insurance law defines a “serious injury” and the threshold that must be met by the plaintiff in order to succeed in proving his/her claim. When appropriate, we encourage our clients to move to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint on the grounds that the plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury as defined by Section 5102 of the insurance law. It is our experience that both the trial and appellate courts are willing to consider a properly made “threshold” motion.
On the issue of liability, it also has been our experience that courts are more willing to entertain motions to dismiss, prior to the completion of discovery when no proof can be submitted in opposition to a convincing affidavit on the issue of liability (i.e., rear-end impacts and failure to observe a stop sign in co-defendant cases). We are also well-versed in auto recall defense and experienced in presenting this strategy.
On the issue of damages, we have recently become familiar with a group of expert witnesses in which each individual is both a physician and an engineer. The group’s expertise is quite helpful in presenting a biomechanical defense to various types of injuries on the issue of causation.
We Can Help Resolve Your Claim
At The Law Firm of Connors & Connors, P.C., our goal is to identify our clients’ likely exposure and develop a strategy to mitigate the same. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced insurance defense lawyer.
Call our Staten Island office at 718-619-4601, or complete our online contact form. We represent clients throughout all five New York boroughs.