Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith Claims
At Smith & Brink, we are nationally recognized for our ability to provide sound legal and business advice in the course of navigating coverage disputes. Our attorneys are also here to guide clients through the handling and litigation of bad faith claims in an effective and efficient manner.
Smith & Brink was founded over two decades ago with the goal of being a strategic partner for our insurance industry clients. Since our inception, the firm has grown to better meet our clients’ needs in various parts of the country. As a national law firm with offices located in Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, our geographic footprint allows us to serve our clients’ legal needs wherever they may arise. Our expansive reach is crucial to our successful handling and resolution of coverage disputes and bad faith claims all over the country. With laws and regulations varying across numerous jurisdictions, we put our broad reach and experience to work to represent our clients in all aspects of defending and resolving coverage disputes and bad faith claims in diverse venues.
Our attorneys routinely provide legal advice and counsel on a diverse range of insurance coverage matters, including coverage for automobile, commercial and personal property, construction, environmental, marine, personal liability, and umbrella liability losses. When necessary, we represent our clients by defending coverage decisions, and by litigating declaratory judgment actions to resolve coverage disputes. Our attorneys are also skilled and experienced in the handling of bad faith and other extra-contractual liability claims.
We have obtained successful outcomes in a broad range of coverage and bad faith cases involving:
- Disclaimer of coverage
- Duty to defend and indemnify
- Fraud, conspiracy, and restraint of trade
- Improper claims handling practices
- Inadequate investigations
- Regulatory violations
- Pricing and reimbursement disputes
- Underwriting issues
- Unfair claim settlement practices