Experience The VAKA Law Group Difference In Insurance Law
When an insurance company refuses to conduct itself by the rules, it is said to be acting in “bad faith,” which may subject the insurance company to not only liability under the policy but also for damages beyond the policy’s limits. An astute insurance law attorney can help a policyholder detect bad faith and hold wrongdoers responsible.
With experience as former counsel to major insurance companies, attorneys at VAKA Law Group offer individual and corporate clients deep knowledge and refined skills ready to meet any legal challenge involving insurance. Our lawyers have been actively involved in literally thousands of claims involving an extensive array of insurance matters, including bad faith claims.
Our Knowledge Of Insurance Company Conduct
When an insurance company sells a policy, it also agrees to govern its conduct, and that of its representatives, in accordance with the statutes and rules mandated by law. These obligations are frequently referred to as the company’s good faith obligations to claimants and its policyholders. The obligations include the timely and full investigation of a claim, to offer the full value of the claim, to settle the claim when it could and should be settled, and to provide appropriate legal justification for a claim it denies.
In addition to representing clients concerning the interpretation of the actual insurance contracts, our lawyers have a wealth of experience representing clients involving issues pertaining to the conduct of insurance company employees.
Leading The Way
VAKA Law Group has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in America and ranked as a Tier 1 insurance firm by US News & World Reports since its first full year of operation. The lawyers at VAKA Law Group are among the leaders in the development of this area of the law. Our lawyers have successfully represented both individuals and businesses against insurance companies in matters involving policy interpretation and insurance company misconduct. Some of the different types of insurance coverage matters we have been involved with are:
- Advertising injury coverage
- Automobile insurance
- Aviation insurance
- Boiler and machinery policies
- Builders risk and contractors insurance
- Business interruption coverage
- Business liability insurance
- Comprehensive general liability insurance
- Condominium insurance
- Directors and officers liability insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employers liability and workers’ compensation coverage
- Environmental insurance
- Errors and omissions (professional malpractice) coverage
- Excess insurance
- Farm and ranch coverage
- Homeowners insurance
- Life insurance
- Motorcycle insurance
- Personal injury and advertising coverage
- Personal liability coverage
- Products and completed operations coverage
- Property insurance coverage
- Self-insurance and risk retention groups
- Surplus lines insurance
- Trucking and ICC insurance coverage
- Umbrella policies
Know What You’re Up Against
The concept of insurance, based upon the simple premise of honoring a promise, is quite different from the business of insurance. Insurance policies are highly sophisticated instruments that are frequently subject to differing interpretations and meanings. Because the stakes are often enormous, insurance companies, with their vastly superior financial resources, utilize an army of lawyers to defend their decisions not to pay. Claimants and policyholders need top-notch legal counsel to meet insurance companies at their level.
Our clients get the same level of experience and expertise that the insurance industry has at its disposal. Put our experience on your side. Reach our law offices through our online form or call 813-549-1799.