Personal Injury and Insurance Defense

Nassau County, Long Island and Downstate New York Personal Injury Defense Law Firm

Aggressively Protecting Your Best Interests

At Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP, in Garden City, New York, we defend individuals, businesses and insurance companies facing a variety of legal disputes. For more than 50 years, our firm has thrived on the principles of honesty, integrity and communication.

To discuss your options for personal injury and insurance defense, contact our managing partner to schedule a consultation.

Our personal injury and insurance defense services span the following areas:

Personal Injury Claims Arising Out of Motor Vehicle Accidents: We represent, and have represented since our inception, many major automobile carriers. We also represent self-insureds who operate large fleets of motor vehicles.

Coverage Disputes Arising Out of Car Accidents: Many issues can arise, including late notice, lack of cooperation or other problems. You may be entitled to co-insurance or indemnification from the insurance carrier of a co-defendant. We can advise you when and how to disclaim. We can defend and institute declaratory judgment actions to protect your interests. We are familiar with the exclusion and coverage issues which arise under both personal and commercial policies of automobile insurance.

Construction and Industrial AccidentsMontfort, Healy has defended a major utility for more than two decades, as well as a number of large commercial carriers. We have successfully defended lawsuits arising out of all types of construction actions premised on alleged violations of Section 200, 240 and 241 of the Labor Law.

We are conversant with coverage issues unique to the Labor Law field, including disputes arising out of blanket additional insured clauses, the requirement for indemnification where an agreement to procure an OCP policy has been breached, and application of the anti-subrogation rule.

Homeowners’ Claims: The standard homeowners’ policy provides coverage for a wide variety of personal injury claims, including slip and fall accidents, dog bites and claims alleging Labor Law violations. We are conversant with current coverage developments, including the often litigated claims for “unintentional injury” or “negligent assault.”

Commercial Premises Liability:  Whether property is used for commercial or residential purposes, landlords are frequently named as defendants in a wide variety of claims, ranging from slip and fall accidents to the alleged failure to provide adequate security. Depending upon the county where the accident occurred, many different statutes can affect the duty of care owed. Experience gained from representing many municipalities, supermaket chains and small businesses has given us an effective level of proficiency in the area of premises liability claims defense.

Federal Civil Rights Claims: Our attorneys represent several police departments and are experienced in the defense of claims brought pursuant to Section 1983 and in all aspects of police civil liability. We have also defended numerous claims of employment discrimination and claims brought pursuant to Sections 1981 and 1985.

Products Liability Law: We have defended lawsuits arising out of the alleged defective manufacture or design of all manner of products, ranging from ladders, boilers, conveyer belts and automobiles to hand held tools, space heaters and cosmetics. We are aware of the many different legal issues facing manufacturers, resellers and distributors.

To find out more about the legal services our lawyers provide, contact our managing partner to schedule a consultation.

Our law firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice and other insurance defense litigation matters in the State of New York, specifically in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens (Long Island), Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx and Westchester.