Tort, Insurance Defense, and Product Liability

Cornelius & Collins has a multidisciplinary team of technically experienced veteran attorneys, engineering consultants, field investigators and experts who are ready to respond to any incident promptly, thoroughly, and effectively to protect your interests.   Our tort attorneys have over 250 years’ combined trial experience serving both major insurance concerns and self-insured businesses on national, state and local levels.  Investigating, vigorously defending, and securing the most favorable case outcomes cost effectively, is what we do.  Our experienced trial lawyers handle all types of litigated tort disputes before Federal, State, and local Courts and administrative agencies, as well as all levels of appeals.

They have served as special judges, in-house counsel, administrative hearing officers, internal counsel with governmental agencies, on disciplinary boards, and as Court-appointed advocates.  They are AV Pre-Eminent rated, nationally recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Personal Injury and Product Liability Defense, Super Lawyers, members of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Defense Research Institute (DRI), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the American College of Trial Lawyers.  This breadth of experience allows us to more effectively advise our clients and aggressively defend them to obtain positive results in complex litigated disputes, as well as regulatory and coverage-related matters.

Cornelius & Collins tort attorneys provide counsel in numerous areas, including:

  • Catastrophic Wrongful Death and Personal Injury claims
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle transportation accidents
  • FMCSA violations and regulatory compliance
  • Transportation Safety Audits / FMCSR applicability
  • Workplace Injuries / Workers’ Compensation actions
  • Commercial and Residential Fire Losses
  • Product Liability claims on behalf of commercial and consumer product/ component manufacturers, importers, distributors, suppliers and retail sellers
  • Failure Analysis,  Product Design and Manufacturing Process analyses
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance analysis
  • Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission violations and regulatory compliance
  • Industrial Equipment / Manufacturing Production accidents
  • OSHA and TOSHA workplace safety violations
  • Motor Vehicle accidents and claims
  • Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist claims
  • Commercial and Residential construction claims
  • Building and Structural failures
  • Hazardous Materials and Chemical accidents
  • Premises Liability and Security claims
  • Production and Supplier Contracts / contractual indemnity issues
  • Warranty claims
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Insurance Contract interpretation / coverage opinions
  • Declaratory Judgment actions
  • Supervisory training on industry-specific regulatory compliance, policies and procedures
  • Claim management and avoidance seminars / closing conferences

Whether your company is facing a single claim or a series of multi-million dollar catastrophic losses, you can benefit from the security of aggressive trial advocacy, experienced investigators, advisors, and expert technical support on your side.  Please contact our experienced team to discuss how we can help protect you and your business.