This practice area has been a cornerstone of the firm since its inception. Over the years, GGM attorneys have achieved a well deserved reputation for the vigorous and well prepared defenses they present on behalf of their clients in a wide variety of casualty cases. In the automobile liability field, our attorneys have assisted many national and regional insurance carriers and their insureds in third party liability suits, which range in severity from relatively minor soft tissue claims to major jury trials involving catastrophic injuries or multiple fatalities. Our attorneys have also worked directly with insurers in the challenging and ever changing field of uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitration claims, as well as first party and PIP matters. In the premises liability field, GGM attorneys have represented both homeowners and major retail establishments in defending claims dealing with a variety of issues such as sidewalk defects, snow or ice removal, spilled substances, employee negligence, and lease agreement disputes.
Whether dealing with automobile claims, premises liability cases or general negligence cases, our attorneys are well versed in all theories of negligence and liability, and also have extensive familiarity with the types of injuries that are frequently encountered in these types of cases. Our attorneys are experienced in case evaluation and negotiation techniques, including the use of alternative means to resolve disputes.
The basic philosophy of GGM regarding casualty litigation is that all matters are prepared in an anticipation of trial or arbitration, consistent with the directions which we receive from the client. It has been our experience that the assumption of a strong and aggressive posture during pre-trial discovery leads to a more favorable trial result or settlement.