High Exposure/Catastrophic Injury and Loss (CAT) Team

Hurwitz Fine’s High Exposure/Catastrophic Injury and Loss (CAT) Team has the trial experience, depth, and skill to handle high exposure claims. These cases often involve traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, severe burns, loss of limb, death and destruction of property and require a carefully coordinated approach to properly defend the claim.  In partnership with you, we prepare every case as if it will go to trial, but stay focused on opportunities for alternative disposition when appropriate.

Upon assignment, our team conducts an overall case assessment with recommendations for initial or additional investigation and as appropriate, the retention of qualified experts, and interfacing with the public or media as needed. We undertake a comprehensive risk assessment as to both liability and damages in developing a strategy aimed at defending our clients in high stakes and often high visibility cases. We are uniquely positioned to provide representation at any stage, in all types of catastrophic personal injury and property loss claims. We have attorneys across New York State—from Buffalo to Long Island—and have close relationships with experts in the fields of emergency medicine, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, product safety, and origin and cause with many years of hands-on experience available for immediate and focused engagement. Identifying valuable evidence and retaining the right professionals is not only necessary to formulate a defense plan, but is critical in achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

High Exposure/Catastrophic cases come in a variety of types: construction site accidents; product liability; toxic and environmental exposures; trucking, automobile and motorcycle accidents; medical malpractice; pharmaceutical and medical device litigation; heavy equipment accidents; premises; structure failure; fire loss; and others.  All require a carefully planned liability defense, understanding complex risk transfer and insurance coverage analysis, and comprehensive handling of damage containment.  Our approach is multidisciplinary and consists of skilled trial attorneys who have the necessary experience in coordinating and directing a diverse team of experts on both the liability and damages components of the case to properly prepare for trial.  The Hurwitz Fine CAT Team is led by senior trial attorney David Adams and also includes experienced insurance coverage attorneys to navigate risk-transfer and coverage issues, in-house registered nurses, and experienced paralegals. 

We are available to discuss your needs, 24/7.