General Liability and Casualty Defense

Today, more than ever, businesses must be prepared to handle both the risk and filing of lawsuits against them. How prepared businesses are to handle these claims could impact both the strength of the financial standing and the future of their operations. Since our founding, Chartwell Law general casualty defense attorneys have been advising and representing clients against claims resulting from property damage, personal injury, accidents, negligence, and toxic torts.

Our attorneys have handled a broad and diverse range of general casualty claims. Due to our attorneys’ extensive experience in this practice, we can address our clients’ needs in this vast area of insurance that spans across many industries. We have achieved successful results, saving our clients significant costs pre-trial in settlements and in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Chartwell Law general casualty attorneys defend insureds, insurance companies, and self-insured entities from the private and public sectors. Our clients range from independent businesses with one location to large organizations with operations spanning large regions and across the United States to multi-national corporations. We represent some of the largest and most successful companies with operations either in multiple locations or who must travel out of state to sustain their business operations. As a result, our attorneys have developed unique capabilities handling multi-state and multi-jurisdictional claims as well as managing claims filed in states outside of our clients’ brick and mortar locations.

We represent clients from a wide breadth of industries in cases concerning incidents unique to and inherent in their particular industries. Our clients hail from industries such as delivery services, construction, education, finance, government entities and authorities, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, maintenance, manufacturing, marine, cruise ships and yachts, pharmaceutical, retail, transportation, and telecommunications, among others.

Our attorneys handle cases from inception to resolution. We develop a litigation strategy focused on resolving a case based on our client’s business and legal goals in a favorable, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Our attorneys work closely with their clients and maintain open and meaningful lines of communications at all times to ensure positive outcomes. Chartwell Law provides cost-effective legal advice and representation and strives to resolve matters efficiently and swiftly. However, when litigation cannot be avoided, we are well-equipped and determined to defend our clients successfully.

Chartwell Law’s general liability attorneys regularly handle general casualty-related claims arising from our clients’ premises or as a result of our clients’ commercial operations. These include incidents involving, but not limited to:

Air, Train, Shipping, Trucking, and Motor Vehicle Transport

• Anti-Hazing

• Casualty Liability

• Commercial Accidents

Construction Defect and Accidents

• Criminal Acts

• Cyber Security and Privacy Law

• Dog and Animal Bites and Incidents

• DRAM Shop

• Elevators

Employment Practices

• Environmental

Errors & Omissions

• Healthcare


Medical Malpractice

Motor Vehicle Accidents

• Negligent Security

Personal Injury

• Premises Negligence

Product Liability

Professional Liability

• Property Damage

Retail Liability

• Security Negligence

• Snow and Ice Removal

• Toxic Tort

• Transportation

• Wrongful Death