Third Party Liability Claims in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio
Quality defense for manufacturers, contractors and others
Plaintiffs’ attorneys can be aggressive and creative, often considering any party even tangentially related to their clients’ injuries a potential pocket for recovery. Third party claims against manufacturers, contractors and other professionals can lead to serious liability and require a staunch and prudent defense. Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe helps businesses and their insurers in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and throughout the United States minimize or avoid liability in all manner of third party claims. Our experienced attorneys understand the unique issues and strategies involved in third party liability cases and use that knowledge to the advantage of our clients.
Types of third party claims
A third party liability claim refers to any case in which the most directly involved parties attempt to place liability on an indirectly involved third party. Plaintiffs can make a claim of liability directly by naming the third party as a defendant or by filing a separate action. Defendants can do this by using impleader or similar procedures to bring a third party defendant into a lawsuit or by attempting to subrogate after the fact.
Because the workers’ compensation laws of most states prevent injured workers from suing their employers, plaintiffs’ attorneys are always on the lookout for equipment manufacturers, contractors or other third parties who could be held fully or partially responsible for an injury that occurred on the job. In car accident litigation, plaintiffs’ attorneys may look for third party defendants when the at-fault driver has little or no insurance, or is a municipal or other government entity whose liability is limited by statute. Defendants usually bring in third parties simply to diffuse their own liability.
Special issues in third party liability defense
Third party liability cases are more complex than traditional lawsuits because they involve several potentially liable parties. How these parties intersect and share liability brings an added degree of complexity to the equation. But our litigation attorneys at Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe have extensive experience handling complex multiparty cases and favorably resolve many third party claims for manufacturers, contractors and other parties in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and throughout the United States.
Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe provides effective defense against third party claims
Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe provides cost-effective, high-quality third party defense for clients throughout the country. Call us at 304-344-0100 or contact us online to begin a relationship with a law firm that is nationally recognized for experience and quality while remaining dedicated to its community and employees.