For more than four decades, Phillips Lytle has represented a major vehicle leasing corporation and many other self-insured companies faced with potential liability arising out of serious vehicle and car accidents involving the use or operation of motor vehicles that they own. Defending a high-stakes motor vehicle accident case requires more than merely following a playbook developed to handle claims arising out of “fender benders”. Formulating the defense of a high-stakes vehicle or car accident claim requires an aggressive, innovative and disciplined approach. Our attorneys who practice in this area are not only well versed in New York State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law, they know their way around federal highway and vehicle safety standards, commercial driving regulations, and principles of accident reconstruction, vehicle dynamics and biomechanics. They know how to preserve and work with evidence from vehicle data recorders, dash cams, GPS navigation systems, 3D scans of vehicles and accident scenes, and accident reconstruction software applications. And they know how to evaluate, value and defend against the most serious injury claims—up to and including wrongful death claims.
Our attorneys also know how to try these cases when necessary, and have obtained favorable jury verdicts in courts throughout New York State. When appeals result, they know how to defend those verdicts on appeal, and have done so in every appellate court in New York.