Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

The insurance coverage practice group represents personal and commercial primary and excess insurers in various coverage disputes in state and federal courts throughout New York and Connecticut. Our highly adept attorneys, with the assistance of trained support staff, excel at navigating the complex field of insurance coverage.  We handle a broad range of insurance coverage and litigation matters, including construction, environmental, dram shop, employment practices, directors and officers, and healthcare. At Pillinger Miller Tarallo, we make a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of a wide array of policies and provisions to guide effective resolution of complex coverage questions. Partnering with clients, we devise a thorough, forward-thinking strategy, while ensuring clients understand the risks.  We regularly engage in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and trials, resolving complex insurance coverage disputes effectively and efficiently. Allow us to put our vast experience to work for you.  For more information on our insurance coverage practice group, please contact Jeffrey Miller at jmiller@pmtlawfirm.com or Dan Dietchweiler...
Products Liability

Products Liability

Litigation stemming from products liability claims is complex and ever evolving due to the inherent nature of change in the law and regulations regarding commerce. Our clients rely on our extensive experience in handling diverse products liability cases such as automobile sudden acceleration cases, electric warming trays, food and beverage contamination, labeling cases involving shellacs, conveyor belts, compressors, bailing machines, and stone crushing machinery. Pillinger Miller Tarallo guides clients through establishing policies, procedures, and warnings to minimize potential risks. With thorough preparation and dedication to each case, we take the steps necessary to uncover important details regarding the products and circumstances in question. We work to diminish the impact products liability cases may have on the operations and reputation of a business, driving towards the most effective resolution via settlement or trial. Our understanding of products liability is held in high regard. We frequently lecture throughout the Northeast concerning design defect cases, duty to warn, liability theories, spoliation of evidence, vendor endorsements, and defenses to products liability claims. For more information on our products liability practice group, please contact Jeffrey Schulman...
Professional Liability

Professional Liability

The Professional Liability Defense Group at Pillinger Miller Tarallo is a specialized group which understands the unique and sensitive nature of representing a professional who has been accused of deviating from the elevated standard of care expected from a professional.  Our dedicated group understands the heightened interest and concerns that come from professionals who have been accused of failing to perform to professional standards. At Pillinger Miller Tarallo, our lawyers have extensive experience representing professionals in all different fields including accountants, lawyers, architects and engineers, health care and real estate.  Our attorneys have tried cases in State and Federal Court in several different jurisdictions.  Representing professionals requires a sophisticated yet pragmatic approach.  We work together with our clients to achieve efficient results and the best possible outcome. We welcome the opportunity to further discuss our capabilities in this area. Should you require information on our capabilities in this area, please contact Peter Dunne...
Subrogation

Subrogation

We have extensive experience in subrogation matters and were selected national counsel for the largest subrogation recovery company in the United States. As such, we have handled hundreds of subrogation cases in the New York area as well as supervised hundreds more across the country. In addition, we handle and have handled numerous subrogation cases directly for several insurance carriers and third-party administrators. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and up to date on the various stages and challenges of the subrogation process. Great care and diligence goes into uncovering opportunities for recovery. We conduct time sensitive, thorough, and cost-conscious investigations to identify critical information. Coordinating closely with our clients, we ensure our attorneys and specialists respond in a timely manner and thoroughly analyze the facts, conduct interviews, and secure evidence as appropriate. We staunchly pursue recovery, providing attentive representation and working diligently to deliver optimal results while taking appropriate steps to protect the rights of insurers and their insureds. To further discuss our capabilities in this area, please contact Jeffrey...
Transportation & Trucking

Transportation & Trucking

With an extensive understanding of the risks and realities that often trouble the trucking and transportation industry, our firm focuses on vigorously defending the interests of our clients. From bus, black car, and taxi accidents to high-exposure cases with policy limits of at least $750,000, our firm has the experience needed to effectively resolve transportation disputes while minimizing publicity and costs. Our members have handled over 4,000 automobile cases and continue to represent the following clients in hundreds of cases: GEICO Coach USA through Sedgwick Claims Management American Transit Insurance Company Highland Insurance We also coordinate with various carriers, self-insureds, and agencies to identify and prosecute insurance fraud. In particular, we work closely with Allstate Insurance Company’s SIU unit in hundreds of matters. From Upstate New York to Western Pennsylvania, our firm has also defended hundreds of cases involving motor vehicle accidents through the following programs: “Black Car Program” Administered by Pacesetter Adjustment Company Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, LLC Broadspire Services Countrywide Insurance Companies Gallagher Should you require information, please contact Jeffrey Miller at jmiller@pmtlawfirm.com or Peter Dunne...
Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation

Pillinger Miller Tarallo defends employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insureds in Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers’ compensation matters. Our Workers’ Compensation Group, led by partners Charlene Stewart Barnaba, Esq. and Laurie A. Carroll, Esq., is involved in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. We handle not only trial advocacy matters, but also any ensuing appeals through administrative systems and appellate courts. We also evaluate and, if appropriate, pursue subrogation to recoup losses. The Pillinger Miller and Tarallo team is comprised of vigorous litigators who also recognize that litigation is not always the primary focus of employers’ successful workers’ compensation programs. We offer employers and carriers training in risk management, risk avoidance and averting litigation. We are committed to developing innovative strategies for effective management of claims, implementation of policies, implementation of procedures designed to minimize the occurrence of claims and to address changes in the law that will best serve our clients. Our lawyers have a track record that is well-known and respected within the workers’ compensation community and has been responsible for several precedent-setting decisions on worker’s compensation defense issues. We are well versed in the complexities and intricacies of workers’ compensation. Due to their constant presence in the courts, our attorneys are well respected by the judges before whom they regularly appear and the attorneys against whom they compete. Pillinger Miller Tarallo is committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of legal representation. For more information on our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, please contact Charlene Stewart...