Catastrophic Injury Defense

Catastrophic losses, involving the accidental loss of a life, significant injuries or extensive property damage, are tragic and complicated.

When those losses are sustained, through motor vehicle accidents, fire, explosion, chemical leak, structure collapse, product use or misuse, or other circumstances, the attorneys at Burden & Hansen, LLC have the experience and knowledge to act quickly to protect our clients’ reputation, defend and advocate for them and, if warranted, resolve those actions fairly and reasonably.

Burden & Hansen, LLC has decades of experience handling high exposure, complex claims involving significant injury and death, where plaintiffs seek punitive and exemplary damages, including for paraplegia, quadriplegia and traumatic brain injury. We represent insurers and insureds, companies, entities and businesses in all types of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, including those resulting from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, medical and pharmacy malpractice, nursing home negligence, general negligence, toxic tort and vaccine injury. We have the depth and resources to staff complex matters.

An immediate response to a catastrophic loss can be critical to minimizing damages and exposure. Burden & Hansen, LLC has a dedicated group of attorneys who are available 24/7 to respond quickly to catastrophic accidents involving significant injuries and loss of life. Our attorneys handle on-the-scene investigation of losses, including retention and coordination of experts, preservation of evidence, and management and coordination of a defense in the early stages after a major loss. We ensure that a detailed and in-depth investigation occurs immediately and do all we can to have it protected by the attorney-client and/or attorney work product privileges. We provide a single point of contact to coordinate defense efforts and support for our client’s employees at the scene, in the aftermath of a traumatic and often life-altering occurrence.

Burden & Hansen, LLC’s attorneys understand that the adversarial process can be time-consuming and a drain on a business’s resources, and that it can divert attention from the business’s continued operation and growth. With this in mind, our attorneys utilize early and continuous case assessment to determine whether the case can be resolved through motion practice, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, or to prepare an aggressive defense for trial. Whatever the result, our trial attorneys have superior advocacy skills and extensive experience, which are used to achieve positive results for our clients in a cost-effective and timely manner.