Automobile Liability

Burden & Hansen, LLC defends a wide variety of clients in lawsuits with respect to motor vehicle accidents, including corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental clients, both insured and self-insured.

We have represented school bus companies, police and fire, private ambulance services, taxi services, public servants, and corporate employees who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents, assisting clients through the difficult experience of having been involved in a motor vehicle accident and defending them when claims or lawsuits arise.

Our attorneys handle all types of claims, from those involving single-vehicle crashes to complex auto liability claims resulting from accidents involving multiple vehicles, passenger injuries and property damage. We are well-versed in No-Fault, Uninsured Motorist (UM), and Supplementary Underinsured Motorist (SUM) coverage. We can handle everything from minor traffic tickets in local courts up through complex matters involving claims with excess exposure and/or punitive damages alleged. Our attorneys are very familiar with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Safety Hearing process, otherwise known as “Fatality Hearings.”

The firm has decades of experience with motor vehicle accidents, including defending against catastrophic injury claims. We are familiar with the investigation involved in building a defense in these complex cases and know how critical it is to respond quickly. As a result, we have an Emergency Response Team, available 24/7 to clients whose vehicles have been involved in accidents in New York State and Western Pennsylvania. Our attorneys respond to the scene to provide immediate investigation of the loss, coordination of experts, preservation of evidence and management of a defense in the early stages after a catastrophic accident involving loss of life, significant injuries or extensive property damage.

Burden & Hansen strives to resolve matters in the most efficient and cost-effective way. We use our experience and knowledge to defend against automobile liability claims without losing sight of the client’s objectives and goals.