Liability Matters

Our attorneys have years of experience handling virtually every imaginable liability matter. Our reputation precedes us, which often leads to quick, equitable settlements for our clients. However, when equitable settlement appears impossible, you can rest assured that our trial experience, knowledge of the law, preparation and proven ability to present your position in the most compelling manner possible will give you the very best opportunity for success. We have helped our clients prevail in all of the following liability matters and more.

Construction Defect Claims

At Youngerman & McNutt, we are experienced in all aspects of construction liability law, including litigation, business transactions, construction management and project development. In legal matters involving liability, we have the expertise to protect your interests in all of the following areas:

  • Administrative hearings
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Construction defect claims
  • Building code violations
  • Indemnity disputes
  • Delay and business interruption claims
  • Job-site injuries
  • Mold bodily injury claims
  • Unfair business practice claims
  • Warranty claims
  • Business and transactional matters
  • Professional liability

Environmental Exposure Claims

The myriad issues associated with environmental law are extremely complicated. At Youngerman & McNutt, we have extensive experience addressing all of the complex regulations and administrative procedures involved, including private cost recovery actions, government enforcement proceedings and litigation. While we strive to work with government enforcement agencies to resolve disputes before litigation is necessary, we are ready, willing and extremely capable of defending your interests in court.

Toxic Tort Claims

We are an industry leader in the litigation of cases involving toxic and mass tort litigation. Our clients include product manufacturers, distributors, contractors, retailers, material suppliers, property owners and public utilities.

Success in the toxic and mass tort field requires the highest level of litigation skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of the complex science and medical issues involved in these cases. Over the years we have found that the ability to challenge a plaintiff’s expert witness is critical, and this is why we have established a network of top scientific experts to assist us in toxic tort claims.

First-party Insurance Litigation

The laws regarding first-party insurance are continuously evolving. To succeed, you need to work with a firm that not only stays abreast of these changes, but also has years of experience and has mastered all areas of first-party insurance litigation. We are such a firm. We have aggressively defended insurers, advised clients on underwriting matters and policy language, and protected client’s interests in litigation.

General Business and Tort Litigation

At Youngerman & McNutt, we have the knowledge, experience and commitment to protect your interests in all areas of business and tort litigation, including:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Unfair business practice claims
  • Trade secret misappropriation claims
  • Commercial arbitration and administrative hearings
  • Antitrust

Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability may be simple and straightforward or encompasses many issues, including structural design flaws, unsafe conditions, environmental hazards, improper traffic patterns, and more. Even seemingly innocuous situations can lead to litigation. It is important that you entrust your representation to a firm that can handle the wide range of potential premises liability claims. Youngerman & McNutt is that firm!

Product Liability Claims

We live in a highly litigious society. The number of lawsuits filed for product liability is rising rapidly, and will probably continue to do so. At Youngerman & McNutt, we have extensive experience in all aspects of product liability litigation. We are well qualified to defend bodily injury and property damage lawsuits based on negligence, misrepresentation, strict product liability and breach of warranty. You will benefit from our ability to analyze regulations together with product use instructions, warnings, warranties and communications with government regulatory agencies. Our experience in court and jury trials, jurisdiction analysis, and ability to coordinate complex multi-party litigation is second to none.

Professional E & O Claims

To prevail in a claim/lawsuit for errors and omissions, aka professional liability, one needs a good attorney and technical expertise. At Youngerman & McNutt, we can provide both! We have years of experience successfully resolving E & O claims. We welcome the opportunity to do the same for you.

Truck and Automobile Claims

At Youngerman & McNutt, we represent insurance companies and their policyholders in the defense of motor vehicle liability cases. Our firm represents both owners and operators of motor vehicles. We are highly skilled in defending cases ranging from alleged “soft tissue” injuries to complex, multi-vehicle accidents and catastrophic injuries.

We represent major insurers in the defense of first party insurance claims. We understand your need for prompt evaluations, an accurate risk-benefit analysis and timely reporting, and we pride ourselves on meeting these requirements in every case that we handle.

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