Howd & Ludorf, LLC attorneys represent carriers and their insureds in Southern New England. We staff our cases effectively, efficiently and appropriately. We use alternative dispute resolution, where advantageous to our clients. Members of our Insurance Defense Group are affiliated with the Defense Research Institute, the Connecticut Defense Lawyers Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association.
Automobile cases -- Involve negligence issues and valuation of medical injuries and lost income claims, often with multiple defendants and carriers.
Premises liability--Claims against homeowners, and against businesses by customers, suppliers, and other business visitors.
Security Issues -- Commercial property owners, restaurants and businesses are sometimes confronted with claims of failure to provide adequate security to protect customers and employees. We have successfully defended these types of claims for many years.
Trucking and Transportation -- Connecticut’s interstates and state roads have seen their share of serious accidents involving commercial vehicles and trucks over the years. We have extensive experience defending trucking companies, and their employees, in cases involving big rigs, armored vehicles, rental trucks and fleet service vehicles.
Sports, Recreation and Entertainment--There has been an increase of litigated claims as a result of injuries sustained at entertainment venues, as well as in the course of sports and recreation activities. We have represented large concert halls, small theaters, sports arenas, hockey rinks, ski areas, bowling alleys, as well as many local teams and clubs engaged in recreation and sport.
Pre-suit case valuations -- Clients sometimes want pre-suit assistance. Our involvement ranges from brief telephone discussions on single issues to pro-active efforts developing complete liability and damage information.
Structured settlements -- We understand the mechanics and advantages of structured settlements and use them when appropriate.
Uninsured motorist claims -- We have been actively involved in extensive and complex uninsured and underinsured motorist cases.