K&F has a long history of defending individuals and businesses against allegations of personal injury caused by defective products, dangerous conditions, and/or negligence. This history includes litigating disputes arising out of alleged medical malpractice, premises liability, and liquor liability, which most often involve allegations of serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths.
When defending against personal injury claims our basic strategy is to prepare for trial thoroughly and aggressively during the early stages of the litigation, because this ensures that we are always well prepared for trial. Further, early and thorough preparation for trial creates leverage for our clients, which often results in favorable cost effective settlements. When appropriate, we seek to resolve cases through summary judgment, mediation, or arbitration. We have tried numerous cases to verdict in Superior and District state courts and Federal Courts throughout New England.
Most often, we are retained by legal departments for self-insured companies, insurance companies and third party administrators (TPAs) to defend the individual or company in personal injury actions. Consequently, we have developed the ability to work closely and effectively with claims representatives and managers by, for instance, keeping them well-informed of the litigation through detailed reports including case analyses necessary to determine likelihood of success, cost of litigation, and risk of exposure. This allows our clients to maximize their opportunity for cost effective, positive results. We also understand the necessity of helping to set reserves and prepare for audits, by (for example) providing companies and TPAs with reliable budgets and well-documented and reasonable billing.