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Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP professionally handles insurance coverage issues and bad faith claims throughout California and the western United States in state and federal courts.
The attorneys at AMC believe in educating their clients. In an effort to further this goal, the firm is providing the following information on insurance defense. If you have any questions regarding the content below, or if you would like further information on how AMC’s litigation defense attorneys can assist you, please contact us.
Importance of Local Defense Counsel in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
The jurisdiction in which a motor vehicle accident lawsuit will be filed is a critical factor in developing a successful defense strategy. Because of local defense counsel's experience in a particular field, type of litigation or jurisdiction, he or she is in an excellent position to evaluate liability and develop an effective defense strategy.
Declaratory Judgment Actions in Insurance Coverage Cases
Because there are many advantages to resolving insurance coverage cases as early as possible, a majority of insurance coverage cases are disposed of through declaratory judgment actions. Courts in different states and even courts within the same state may handle declaratory judgment actions differently; therefore, hiring local counsel who is knowledgeable of the local rules and practices of the courts in which the motion will be filed is often critical to the early and successful resolution of insurance coverage disputes.
Subrogation is an important tool used by insurance companies to recover claims outlays. Because subrogation principles can involve unique issues and vary dramatically by state, local counsel who is familiar with the subrogation laws of the relevant jurisdiction is often critical to the successful prosecution of subrogation actions.
Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest in Insurance Defense
Local defense counsel can often provide valuable insight into local law and practice to avoid or appropriately handle conflicts of interest and ethical concerns. Avoiding or appropriately handling conflicts can result in numerous benefits to the insurer, including retention of its right to control the defense and avoidance of bad faith claims.
If you would like information on how Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP can put its more than six decades of experience to work for you, please call us at 213-688-0080 (Los Angeles office) or 909-477-4500 (Ontario office) or 702-479-1010 (Las Vegas office).
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