Insurance Coverage Assistance On Behalf Of Insurance Carriers
Buscemi Hallett LLP is rated AV Preeminent*, the highest level of professional excellence conferred by Martindale-Hubbell, and is featured by San Diego Magazine in the Top Lawyers List. The attorneys at Buscemi Hallett LLP have spent most of their carriers serving insurance carriers.
Buscemi Hallett LLP currently serves as panel-retained counsel for several large insurance conglomerates and third-party administrators. Buscemi Hallett LLP provides legal analysis and opinions related to the insurance products and policies issued by our insurance company clients. We invite you to get in touch with us today to discuss your particular situation.
The firm’s experience advising both policyholders and insurance companies provides a unique benefit to our clients. We are able to see both sides of a particular position. This allows us to provide the best and most comprehensive analysis and advice to our insurance clients, which allows us to steer our insurance carrier clients away from the risks of bad faith litigation.
Buscemi Hallett LLP serves as coverage counsel for insurers throughout California, provides coverage analysis nationwide and has represented insurance carriers in coverage litigation across numerous states.
Defending Insurance Carriers Against Bad Faith Litigation Claims
Insurance carriers and their claims handlers do not desire to find themselves fighting against a claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing (bad faith). Buscemi Hallett LLP will aggressively defend such claims and protect the insurer’s interests. It is critical to develop the following:
- A comprehensive action plan in bad faith litigation
- Determine immediately whether the carrier has grounds to support a denial or a delay
- Articulate whether the basis is likely to result in a finding of unreasonable behavior
- Articulate whether it is likely to amount to a finding of extreme and outrageous conduct
Each one of these factors plays heavily on the course of conduct in litigation and on the overall exposure to an insurance carrier.
The attorneys at Buscemi Hallett LLP will analyze the risk factors and the exposure to develop a comprehensive litigation strategy that fits the facts of each case and the desires of its client.
Buscemi Hallett LLP has recovered millions of dollars for insurers in contribution claims and by prosecuting declaratory relief actions.
Buscemi Hallett LLP Attorneys Are Litigators
It is all too common that other insurance companies on the risk do not defend or indemnify a mutual insured or an additional insured. When our carrier client has fulfilled its obligation to its insured but money remains on the table — when other carriers do not properly defend or indemnify — our attorneys aggressively prosecute claims of contribution against the recalcitrant insurance companies on behalf of our client. We also defend our insurer clients when other carriers pursue them for similar claims.
Declaratory relief is a critical mechanism for an insurance carrier. It can use such lawsuits to obtain a declaration of another carrier’s obligations or a determination of its rights and obligations to its insured. It can also recover its Buss fees when it defends or indemnifies when there was no potential for coverage.
We use our combined 30 years of coverage experience to help each insurance carrier client avoid unnecessary risk and exposure, recover funds and ultimately protect its bottom line. This is accomplished by advising the carrier accurately on its coverage obligations and outlining how to use the tools at its disposal, including litigation, to maximize cost shifting and recovery.
Please contact the attorneys at Buscemi Hallett LLP at 619-821-9163 for a consultation today and to obtain a comprehensive 50 state coverage outline for your review. You can also complete a brief online form.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.