Personal Injury and Mass Casualty

      Sub-Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic injury
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Auto accidents
  • Catastrophic fire claims and investigation
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Workers’ compensation defense / subrogation
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims
  • Disability retirement







 Personal Injury and Mass Casualty

Palumbo Lawyers’ personal injury litigation practice includes defense of catastrophic injury and other casualty claims, including personal injury, premises liability, auto accident, workers compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims. The firm’s team includes attorneys with backgrounds in medicine whom work with some of the best and brightest experts in the fields of medicine, engineering, vocational rehabilitation, forensic accounting and biomechanics resulting in superior and cost effective representation for our clients. Whether the claim involves a traumatic brain injury; a slip and fall resulting in a soft tissue injury; or allegations of wrongful death from the use of an allegedly defective product, the firm’s attorneys have the experience to evaluate each case on its merits and tailor representation to fulfill the clients’ needs.

The firm’s medical malpractice experience includes claims involving failure to diagnose/treat, hospital and nursing home negligence, and allegations of professional negligence in the fields of orthopedics, neurology, cardiac/circulatory, allergy-immunology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty practice areas. We are well aware of the detrimental impact professional negligence claims have on the public image of professionals and we employ strategies – through early settlement, mediation and arbitration – to reduce risks to our clients. At trial, we take advantage of the latest that modern technology has to offer in the presentation of our cases in an effort to simplify the complex world of medicine.

The firm regularly handles catastrophic and mass casualty claims, most recently defending a key subcontractor in the multi-billion dollar 2007 San Diego (Witch Creek) wildfire class action claims. Utilizing fire investigation and reconstruction experts to negate cause of ignition theories as to our client, we successfully extricated our client. The firm regularly defends a variety of manufacturers, suppliers and applicators of products, solvents and raw materials with industrial, military, manufacturing, agricultural and household applications, and often containing substances such as asbestos, lead, benzene, formaldehyde, butane, petroleum distillate, acetone and other organic compounds and inorganic chemicals.