General Liability

Van De Poel, Levy, Thomas LLP attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in general liability defense. They handle a broad range of claims, providing attention to each unique case. Whether the claims involve minor to catastrophic accidents, negligence, auto accidents, or defective products, our team concentrates on representing clients through every step of the litigation process, with careful attention to opportunities to pursue cost-effective solutions at any state of litigation.

VLT’s General Liability services cover:

  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability 
  • Professional Liability

Product Liability

Van De Poel, Levy, Thomas’ Product Liability practice team is experienced in defending product manufacturers and retailers facing liability cases in all types of industries. We have represented in cases involving product-related bodily injury, property damage lawsuits involving negligence, misrepresentation, and breach of warranty causes of action.

Product Liability defense requires a sophisticated understanding of the product, knowledge of engineering techniques, and experience with the manufacturing, distribution, and sales processes. VLT’s Products Liability practice offers these skills, as well as thorough knowledge, access to qualified experts, and vast experience in dealing with opposing counsel.

Over the years, we have defended product manufacturers and retailers involved in liability cases in the following areas:

  • Manufactured homes
  • Transportation and recreational products
  • Tools and construction supplies
  • Home electronics, appliances and furniture
  • Beauty supplies and equipment
  • Drugs and medical devices
  • Food and beverage

Premises Liability

Van De Poel, Levy, Thomas’ Premises Liability practice team is broad and varied, handling minor to catastrophic accidents resulting in injuries and/or psychiatric harm. Claims may involve negligence, intentional conduct, security issues, multiple claimants, severe injuries, or even death. Representing both individuals and businesses, VLT endeavors to provide each client with personal attention and fervent representation, suited for the unique circumstances of each case.

Representative cases include:

  • Wrongful death
  • Inadequate security
  • Jobsite liability
  • Parking lots, driveways and shopping malls
  • Catastrophic and large-loss vehicle accidents
  • Intentional acts and/or criminal conduct
  • Trip/slip and Falls

Professional Liability

Van De Poel, Levy, Thomas’ Professional Liability practice team represents professionals from a multitude of industries such as construction, real estate, Homeowners Associations, and much more. The firm represents the professional under insurers’ errors and omissions policies, or directly when the professional is self-insured. 

We also counsel professionals on risk management and ethical issues, so that our clients can make informed decisions in dealing with potential claims.

Within our professional liability focus, our expertise includes counsel for:

  • Construction firms
  • Developers
  • Architects and engineers
  • Corporate Directors and Officers
  • Residential and commercial real estate brokers and agents
  • Professional negligence (dentists, financial planners/accountants, nurses)