KDV is nationally recognized for its premier insurance litigation practice. Our lawyers represent the insurers of some of the biggest multinational brands in the country in cases involving personal injury recovery. Our clients insure municipalities, restaurants, gas stations, chemical manufacturers, energy companies and other small and large businesses that may be the target of personal injury, products liability and premises liability claims.
Responsiveness and Expediency
With office locations in every major region of the country, KDV can respond immediately to emergency situations. Our lawyers understand the urgency involved in injury claims and act decisively to minimize damages and limit liability. In response to a chemical spill or accident, we take swift legal action to speed cleanup and limit injuries to people and the environment. When defective products are at issue, we help evaluate the market response that will protect consumers without damaging the company, especially when liability is in question.
Negotiating Equitable Settlements
Our environmental lawyers take the path that is most beneficial to our clients. Often, timely settlement reduces costs, limits liability and preserves the reputation of the company. We frequently include a confidentiality clause to further protect the corporation from public scrutiny.
Our lawyers are effective negotiators who are able to reach equitable settlement terms based upon the facts of the case. We consult with industry experts to provide the scientific data to demonstrate liability and accurately value the claim. Our goal is to drive the case toward successful resolution.
Class Action Claims
Class action lawsuits expose insurance companies to substantial financial liability. Potential damages are multiplied exponentially with each class member. A settlement or verdict against the defendant company can result in multi-million dollar payments to the class.
Our lawyers have extensive experience defending against environmental and products liability multidistrict and class action claims. When appropriate, we negotiate a reasonable settlement with the class. If we are unable to reach a settlement that is in our clients’ best interests, we are prepared to take the cases to trial.
|Of Counsel||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Hackensack, New Jersey|
|Of Counsel||New York, New York|
|Partner||New York, New York|
|Partner||Woodbury, New York|
|Partner Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage & Litigation Practice Group||New York, New York|