Insurance Defense & Coverage Disputes

Property & Casualty Insurance Defense

Our attorneys have represented many national and regional carriers and their insureds in third party liability actions, ranging from relatively minor soft tissue claims to multiple fatalities. The attorneys of Chepenik Trushin LLP have extensive medical knowledge enabling them to recognize the nature of particular injury claims and prepare adequate defenses to such claims. Chepenik Trushin LLP attorneys have represented both homeowners and major retail establishments in defending claims dealing with premises liability including claims involving sidewalk defects, spilled substances, employee negligence, negligent security and lease agreement disputes.

Chepenik Trushin LLP attorneys are prepared to take every matter to trial or alternative dispute resolution, consistent with the directives and goals received from the client. We assume a strong and aggressive posture during the initial phases of the lawsuit, thus leading to a more favorable result at trial or at settlement.

Errors & Omissions Insurance Defense

From time to time, professionals are subject to claims alleging negligence in relation to professional services provided to their clients. Errors and omissions insurance is intended to cover professionals for their professional mistakes. Professionals ranging from doctors, insurance brokers, real estate agents, CPAs, travel agents, and teachers may need errors and omissions insurance. When disagreements and errors turn into litigation, errors and omissions insurance is intended to cover costs and legal expenses required to defend against such claims.

The attorneys at Chepenik Trushin LLP are able to represent such professionals in the event they are required to defend themselves against claims of negligence and other wrongdoing. We are keenly aware that such actions may have a deleterious impact on our clients’ professional careers, and we endeavor to limit and hopefully avoid any liability.

Coverage Disputes

Chepenik Trushin LLP’s extensive experience in all aspects and areas of insurance law includes reinsurance litigation, appraisals, coverage litigation, coverage arbitration, bad faith litigation, as well as providing advice and opinions on the existence or lack of coverage. Our insurance company clients range from primary carriers to excess carriers and reinsurers. We have provided advice and represented insurers in a wide variety of matters involving excess commercial general liability policies, errors and omissions policies, casualty, homeowner’s policies, and automobile policies.

We have provided opinions to insurers and insureds concerning the duty to defend and the duty to indemnify in the context of bodily injury and property damage, construction defects, product liability, employment practices liability, and business and environmental torts. Chepenik Trushin LLP is commonly retained to provide coverage advice and to mitigate problems before they get out of hand. While we are often successful in avoiding litigation, sometimes it is unavoidable and in such circumstances our clients are well protected by our experienced litigation team. The attorneys of Chepenik Trushin LLP are ready to aggressively litigate complex coverage issues on both the trial court and appellate court levels.

Our expertise encompasses the full extent of insurance matters including commercial liability and surplus line policies, professional liability policies, personal and commercial transport and equipment policies, homeowners and renters’ policies, governmental policies, employers’ liability policies, life, health, accident and disability policies, as well as policies specific to particular industries and self-insurance policies. The law firm of Chepenik Trushin LLP is here to protect your interest in a wide array of insurance policy disputes.

With decades of experience defending a wide variety of insurance defense matters, the attorneys at Chepenik Trushin LLP are ready and able to provide the highest level of insurance defense to its clients.

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