Palo Alto and Redwood City Insurance Attorney
We Have the Experience Your Insurance Claim Needs
WLG, Inc. has represented the insured as well as insurance companies in virtually all areas of insurance coverage. Each insurance matter is unique, and WLG, Inc. has the expertise to evaluate your situation, advise on an effective and cost-conscious strategy, and aggressively advocate for our clients.
Often policyholder clients need help understanding whether their liability insurance policy provides coverage for their matter. WLG, Inc. will help you understand the language and limits of your insurance policy, determine the coverage limits for your claims and devise a strategy for pursuing your claim against your policy.
WLG, Inc. also has a long history of working with insurers to defend them when they are sued for bad faith, breach of contract, fraud or when claims are made against policies they hold. WLG, Inc. has extensive experience in determining whether coverage extends to a policyholder’s claim and figuring out fair solutions for insurance companies trying to meet the needs of their customers.
Whether you are an individual who needs advice on whether your claim is covered under your policy, or an insurer seeking advice on whether it should pay a claim and for how much, WLG, Inc. can help. Our insurance experience extends to virtually all areas of insurance practice, including:
- Auto Liability
- Extra-Contractual Liability
- Bad Faith and Insurance Fraud Claims
- Homeowners Policies
- Breach of Contract
- Intellectual Property
- Business Interruption Losses
- Products Liability
- Commercial Liability
- Professional Negligence
- Construction Defects
- Personal and Property Damage Losses
- Employment Claims
- Sex Abuse Coverage
How We Can Help If You Have Been Sued by a Client
The team at Winghart Law Group, Inc. has extensive experience in defending insurance companies against lawsuits filed by an insured party. The consequences of a single lawsuit extend far beyond the case itself, often affecting an insurance company’s policies and obligations to other insured parties. We understand what is at stake when you are under fire for a denied claim, and we will work hard to comb through policies to evaluate your options and find a legal solution that protects your reputation without forcing you to pay out unwarranted claims.
Cases involving multiple insurance carriers can be enormously complex. When two or more insurance companies provide coverage and a claim goes awry, it’s likely that all involved companies will be named in the subsequent lawsuit. In these situations, it is extremely important to have an attorney with substantial experience in insurance law. In addition to negotiating with the policyholder’s legal team, the lawyer you choose must be capable of working with the other insurance companies named in the suit.
We approach lawsuits involving multiple insurance companies very carefully. Our goal is to avoid taking on expenses that should be covered by other providers, but to cooperate with the other companies enough to prevent infighting that can lead to greater legal fees for everyone involved. These cases are often settled more quickly when all companies are willing to cooperate and pay their fair share. WLG, Inc. is tough enough to compel other companies to do their part but flexible enough to wrap up issues as efficiently as possible.
What to Do If Your Insurance Company Is Not Playing Fair
The other side of our insurance practice involves representing policyholders who have played by the rules, paid their insurance companies, filed claims appropriately—yet still have their claim unfairly denied. As a policyholder, you should be able to trust that your insurance provider will act in good faith and act within the terms of your contract. Some providers routinely deny claims with minimal or no explanation, knowing that most policyholders will simply pay the expenses themselves rather than take legal action.
Over the years, we have handled many cases involving uncooperative insurance companies. We strive to bring them to the negotiating table to get your claim paid out without having to go to court. If they will not budge, we are ready to go to court and hold them accountable.
What Are Common Ways to Settle an Insurance Dispute?
Whether you are looking for representation as an insurance policyholder or insurance provider, we understand that you want to settle disputes quickly and with minimal legal expenses. Depending on the details of the case and the contracts involved, we may pursue one or more of these options:
- Arbitration. Many insurance contracts include an arbitration clause that allows parties to settle potential disputes outside the courtroom. During arbitration, a third-party neutral listens to both sides, considers the facts of the case, and determines a fair resolution to the conflict. Your arbitrator could be an experienced attorney, a retired judge, or someone else in the legal sector.
- Negotiating. Negotiating is a straightforward dispute resolution method that, when successful, cuts out the middleman and reduces legal fees. During negotiations, our team will meet with the other side’s attorneys to hash out the facts of the case and come to an agreement that benefits everyone. When choosing a Redwood City insurance attorney, select one confident in their negotiating abilities.
- Court. If arbitration is not available or negotiations fall apart, going to court may be unavoidable. While many clients dread going to court, we do everything we can to make the experience as quick and stress-free as possible for you.
Get Assistance With Your Insurance Headaches by Calling a Redwood City Insurance Attorney Now
Rest easy knowing that your insurance dispute is in good hands when you choose Winghart Law Group, Inc. We combine our knowledge of insurance law with strong negotiation skills that give us multiple ways to solve your insurance problems. Contact us today at (650) 332-2994 to explore your options in greater detail.