We defend manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in courtrooms throughout the U.S. Accidents and litigation claims are an unfortunate reality of doing business in the U.S., and our clients hire us to handle their difficult or complicated cases. Our experience includes catastrophic personal injury claims, commercial disputes involving product distribution channel, and the defense of class actions throughout the country.
Class Action Defense Attorneys
We defend manufacturers in consumer class actions. Most cases filed against manufacturers seek nationwide class certification and oftentimes involve hundreds of millions or billions of dollars of potential exposure. Ansa Assuncao attorneys have experience defending and defeating such cases, many times at the initial pleadings stage. If the case is allowed to progress past a motion to dismiss, we have experience defeating class certification.
Because class actions tend to involve large claims and they frequently involve novel theories and extensive discovery, it is important to retain legal counsel that has successful experience defending such claims. Our class action experience includes defending against claims of product defect, breach of warranty, consumer fraud, and deceptive business practices.
Defense of Catastrophic Personal Injury Claims
When a serious accident occurs, our clients rely upon us to dispatch both legal counsel and investigation experts directly to the scene within hours, not days or weeks. Time is truly of the essence when investigating catastrophic accidents. Without experienced legal counsel and qualified investigators, evidence can be lost or destroyed, witnesses are sometimes never identified, and important case considerations sometimes never come to light. Initial investigation, witness interview and case strategy work is important in the hours and days immediately following an accident.
The loss of evidence, including documentation in commercial transportation cases or electronic data in any case involving vehicles that contain real-time data recorders, can lead to spoliation issues and evidentiary presumptions at trial that directly impact the outcome of critical liability issues. We have experience marshalling and preserving this evidence. When botched investigations performed by low-level or untrained investigators unfortunately result in lost or destroyed evidence, we are also experienced in dealing with claims brought against our clients by creative plaintiff's lawyers based upon spoliation of evidence. Such claims oftentimes include demands for multi-million dollar punitive awards. Ansa Assuncao has successful experience fighting such claims at trial.
The emphasis we place on marshalling and preserving evidence reflects our mindset when our client calls us regarding a serious accident: from the first moment we are retained, we are thinking about how to win the case at trial. When we litigate a case, we do so with trial, not settlement, in mind. That is why we frequently win trials.
Dealer Termination—Distribution Channel Litigation
Commercial disputes are an inevitable part of business for vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers. Vendor partners and suppliers deliver late or non-conforming goods, disrupting the manufacturing process or, even worse, causing product defects that result in product failures, personal injury, and massive product recalls. Dealers fail to live up to their promises, or claim that the manufacturer's distribution system is unfair. When these events occur, our attorneys can evaluate the situation, work with the client to develop an appropriate strategy, and execute on that strategy through, if necessary, trial and appeal.
Product Liability Defense Lawyers in Tampa, East Brunswick, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore
With five offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida, and access to local counsel nationwide, we can handle your business issues in an immediate and consistent manner throughout the U.S.
For more information, E-mail or call 800-684-9338.