Hinshaw attorneys serve on many litigation defense panels for leading insurance companies and self-insured entities. We understand that in today's economic environment, companies need effective and efficient management of their litigation matters. We leverage our extensive litigation experience to benefit our clients, increasing efficiency and helping them achieve their litigation-management objectives. Our attorneys handle thousands personal injury and property damage cases each year. 

Personal Injury

We defend clients against high-profile, personal injury claims involving aviation and construction site accidents; environmental incidents; medical malpractice; pharmaceutical and medical device liability; premises liability; product liability; toxic torts; wrongful death; and other tort claims. We serve as defense counsel for several companies in major catastrophic cases involving loss of life or serious injury. Also, due to our long history of dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters, we are well-equipped to handle coverage issues and settlement negotiations. We have extensive experience in a variety of products and industries. In addition to individual personal injury cases, we frequently defend class actions and multidistrict litigation. We are also skilled in all phases of the regulatory litigation procedures and in negotiating with agencies and prosecutors.

Property Damage

At Hinshaw, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to aggressively represent businesses and property owners after an injury has occurred to either invited or non-invited guests on their property.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling claims related to accidents occurring on property and locations such as:

  • amusement parks
  • department stores, discount chains, and shopping centers
  • residential homes
  • parking lots and parking ramps
  • restaurants and bars
  • public and private schools
  • sports facilities, playgrounds, and parks
  • motels and hotels
  • transportation facilities, such as bus terminals, airports, or subway stations

With our quick response and take charge approach, we are able to thoroughly investigate all claims to determine their validity and make our recommendations to the liability insurers or self-insured businesses. We believe that early and thorough investigation and discovery are the key ingredients for the successful resolution of premises liability matters, whether by way of settlement, trial or appeal. We give our best advice on whether it is more prudent to negotiate a settlement or resolve the matter in court, and we always back up our assessment with facts. Our accomplished litigators are also skilled in alternative dispute resolution techniques and successfully mediate and arbitrate a wide assortment of matters. In addition to providing experienced trial counsel, we advise and counsel our clients in risk prevention methodologies. We take an aggressive approach in identifying matters that are likely to be problematic for clients, and offer recommendations leading to the expeditious resolution of such matters. Finally, our attorneys provide advice with regard to the interpretation of liability insurance policies to assist clients in their efforts to obtain coverage. In addition, our litigators are supported by an experienced and successful team of appellate attorneys.

Geographic Coverage

With offices located nationwide, attorneys licensed in many more states, and systems and processes in place to achieve a coordinated, efficient approach to litigation throughout the country, Hinshaw is ideally positioned to provide multijurisdictional legal services. Hinshaw's national coverage—with the firm's networked offices in key markets across the country—ensures on-the-ground support by experienced attorneys in jurisdictions that see a heightened volume of claims activity. Our trial attorneys are routinely admitted pro hac vice in venues in which Hinshaw attorneys are not admitted and have a well-developed network of local counsel and with whom we work on a regular basis in our capacity as national and regional counsel.

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