Auto Liability

Proudly Serving Buffalo & Western New York

For many years we have defended commercial and personal insurers and their insureds in all types of auto, truck or motorcycle accident claims including bodily injury liability, property damage, personal injury protection and no-fault, and supplementary underinsured motorist claims. In additional to handling all aspects of civil litigation of these claims, from pre-suit negotiation through trial, we routinely appear at alternative dispute resolution hearings including mediations and binding and non-binding arbitrations.

Significant Results

Marzullo v. Delellio, obtained jury verdict of just 15% culpability against truck driver who made right hand turn where plaintiff claimed he cut plaintiff off at right turn; jury put 85% of fault on plaintiff driver.

Owsian v. Boehmer, obtained jury verdict in favor of defendant trucker who rear ended plaintiff after plaintiff stopped in construction zone on New York State thruway; put 90% of fault upon co-defendant driver who had stopped in front of plaintiff’s vehicle causing plaintiff to stop short in front of trucker.

Maziarz v. John Doe, obtain jury verdict of just 1% culpability against defendant motorcycle driver who rear ended City of North Tonawanda dump truck causing significant lower leg injury to plaintiff; put 99% of fault on City of North Tonawanda dump truck.

Ptak v. Raines, successfully defended Estate of female adolescent driver who lost control of vehicle resulting in fiery crash and death of a passenger; put 80% of fault on town for failure to properly sign curve in road.

Defense Practice Areas

  • Auto Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Errors and Omissions
  • Labor Law Liability
  • Medical Misconduct
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

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Defense- Auto Liability

Testimonials & Case Results

  • "A worker was loading a logging truck and was not given the proper safety equipment.  He fell off the truck and sustained injury.  A high six figure settlement was negotiated for the client and this case expanded the scope of liability under the Labor Law in New York to include falls off trucks."

  • "After orthopedic knee surgery, a man called his surgeon’s private office complaining of chest pain.   The surgeon’s office failed to respond appropriately to the complaints which were of an emergency nature and the man died of pulmonary embolism the next day.  A significant settlement was negotiated on behalf of his family during the trial."

  • "After orthopedic knee surgery, a man called his surgeon’s private office complaining of chest pain.   The surgeon’s office failed to respond appropriately to the complaints which were of an emergency nature and the man died of pulmonary embolism the next day.  A significant settlement was negotiated on behalf of his family during the trial."

  • A young woman underwent a bunionectomy performed by a Podiatrist which was performed improperly, leaving her foot disfigured and leaving her in more pain than she had been in before the surgery.  The Podiatrist agreed to a significant six figure settlement shortly prior to trial.

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