One of Rawle & Henderson’s largest areas of practice is in the field of casualty litigation. The Firm defends a wide range of personal injury and property damage litigation.
Rawle & Henderson represents individuals and businesses in a variety of areas such as local and national operators of retail stores; common carriers and public transportation operators; motor vehicle owners and drivers; restaurants and fast food chains; municipalities; public sporting facilities; oil companies and gasoline station operators; schools; stadiums; hospitals and nursing homes.
The cases within the scope of this practice encompass practically every type of tort imaginable. The Firm is staffed and equipped to handle any size case in this field and approach it with great detail. A great many of our cases involve catastrophic injuries and losses, including claims of death, paralysis, disfigurement and mass torts. These cases usually require a professional team with lawyers at two or more levels supported by paralegals and other personnel. When a case needs this kind of staffing (and when a client desires it), Rawle & Henderson is fully capable of providing it. The Firm handles many small cases in this field as well, where the work is performed primarily by a single attorney, often with the assistance of a paralegal. We believe that these cases can be handled with thoroughness and attention to detail while remaining faithful to a client’s needs for economy and efficiency.
As in any field of litigation, many casualty suits are resolved by settlement. A number of clients see Rawle & Henderson, however, as the Firm to use for cases that are not likely to settle and whose resolution must come from the most time-honored arbiter in the legal system—the jury. We welcome those cases and the challenges they present. Our lawyers include senior trial attorneys who are experienced in the trial of casualty cases, both large and small.