General Liability

General Liability

A substantial portion of our practice consists of handling general liability lawsuits where we defend insureds, insurance companies, and self-insured entities. General liability is an expansive area of insurance that encapsulates diverse claims across many industries. Due to our vast experience in this area, we are able to address our clients’ needs involving general liability matters. We have been handling general liability litigation since our founding and handle all claims arising on our clients’ premises or as a result of our clients’ operations in multiple industries, including commercial auto, construction, education, elevators, environmental services, healthcare, hospitality, maintenance & snow removal, municipalities, real estate, rental car, retail/shopping, special events, supermarkets, trucking & transportation, as well as restaurants, bars, and taverns. Our extensive experience allows us to identify key issues at the outset of a case in order to formulate a litigation strategy focused on resolving these cases in a favorable, efficient, and cost-effective manner. We understand litigation is a tense experience where differing interests are involved. In this vein, we always advocate cost containment while zealously representing our clients to achieve the most favorable result. We also are mindful of the fact that not all situations can be resolved, which is why our clients turn to us to litigate their matters in state and federal courts throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The general liability practice group regularly handles matters pertaining to assault and battery, commercial, dram shop, elevator incidents, fire, healthcare, premises liability, property damage, and security incidents. Should you require information on our ability to handle general liability matters, please contact Jeffrey Miller at jmiller@pmtlawfirm.com or Peter...
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...
Non-Profit Organizations

Non-Profit Organizations

PMT has a long history of representing non-profit organizations for all of their legal needs including in the areas of general liability, employment, civil rights, workers’ compensation and insurance. Our firm’s litigation experience allows us to quickly assess and handle all legal matters for our nonprofit clients. We understand the unique mission of a non-profit organization and work closely with the entity to resolve the situation with minimal disruption to the organization. We also provide risk management training with the hope of preventing future litigation including reviewing handbooks and policies to ensure organizational compliance with the law. Should you require information on our capabilities, please contact Patrick Cosgrove at pcosgrove@pmtlawfirm.com or Peter Dunne at...
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. The Professional Liability Department serves clients in areas such as Lawyers’ Professional Liability, Accountants’ Professional Liability, Miscellaneous Professional E&O Liability, Real Estate E&O Liability, and Medical Malpractice. 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...