Over the past fifty (50) years, Capehart Scatchard’s Casualty and Personal Injury Defense Group has developed an active practice encompassing a full array of litigation types. Capehart’s seasoned trial lawyers and AV rated defense litigators specialize in evaluating cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death and employing solid defense strategies for winning results.
Capehart Scatchard attorneys regularly litigate in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, defending insureds, insurance companies and self-insured entities. The broad spectrum of our litigation experience helps us respond concisely and in a timely manner to provide practical solutions to our clients.
Our experienced lawyers routinely defend a wide range of casualty claims including:
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death & Survival Actions
- Dram Shop and Social Host Liability
- Hospitality and Restaurant Liquor Liability
- Construction Defect and Property Damage
- Mold Damage and Remediation
- Premises Liability
- Commercial Retail Owner Liability
- Condominium and Co-Op Owners Association and Property Management Liability
- Security and Guard Company Liability
- Fire Suppression and Alarm Systems Liability
- Snow Removal and Landscaper Liability
- Charitable and Religious Immunity
Capehart Scatchard’s litigation attorneys are experienced in the evaluation of all types of liability allegations and injuries and effective at devising defense strategies to minimize exposure to our casualty clients and their insurers. Whenever appropriate, our lawyers encourage clients to evaluate alternative methods for resolving their disputes such as negotiation, mediation, binding arbitration or settlement. Recognizing the expense and resources involved in moving a dispute into the courtroom, our trial attorneys carefully evaluate and advise on whether continued litigation is the best advised method of resolving disputes. However, once the decision has been made to litigate, our attorneys aggressively apply themselves to achieve the best results for the client.
The firm brings a unique and practical perspective to the handling of defense matters that positions Capehart Scatchard ahead of the typical insurance defense firms. Unlike most defense firms, Capehart Scatchard is a full-service law firm with numerous practice areas beyond insurance defense. As a result, when a defense matter involves an unusual area of the law, our litigation attorneys are able to collaborate with Capehart Scatchard attorneys experienced in that area of the law who provide practical guidance and serve as in-house consultants, without the need to enlist costly experts simply to evaluate the liability and damages for our clients.