Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

Guidance to the Insurance Industry in Coverage and Bad Faith Claims

The attorneys at Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd are recognized across Florida for delivering high-quality, individualized legal counsel to the insurance industry. Our team of legal professionals have extensive experience representing insurers in coverage, extra-contractual, and bad faith claims. Our lawyers regularly assist insurance companies with complex contract interpretations and policy application claims. We also litigate insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida. While we provide coverage analysis and litigation services across a full spectrum of insurance matters, our firm has developed particular concentrations in handling automobile insurance claims and claims filed within the construction industry.

Experienced Coverage Counsel

Taylor Day Law was originally founded to advise and represent insurance companies in connection with insurance coverage and bad faith claims. We have focused on this area since the beginning and have witnessed first-hand how the case law has developed and evolved in this area. Our vast knowledge of the law and experience in handling these types of cases places us at the forefront of our field. Our attorneys regularly monitor important legal developments to maintain a current understanding of how new case law can affect or be applied in our clients’ cases.

Our firm also represents insurers in actions involving non-contractual claims such as malicious prosecution, defamation, and infliction of emotional distress, as well as agent liability claims. In addition, we provide coverage analysis and representation to insurers in declaratory judgment actions in which coverage is at issue.

Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Claims

Our years of experience in the field have made us cognizant of how time-consuming and demanding bad faith and extra-contractual claims can be for insurers. These types of claims are typically multifaceted and can result in significant exposure and expense for the insurance company. Taylor Day Law has developed a strong track record of success in defending insurers in extra-contractual actions in which common law or statutory bad faith claims are alleged. We also advise insurers on the handling of claims in order to avoid potential extra-contractual and bad faith claims.

When bad faith and extra-contractual claims are alleged, we work with insurers to address and resolve these matters prior to the onset of litigation. Our attorneys are known throughout the insurance industry as a team of strong and effective negotiators. We also have substantial experience settling first and third-party bad faith and extra-contractual claims through arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. If a matter cannot be resolved outside of the litigation process, our lawyers aggressively present our client’s case before a judge or jury. Whether our clients move forward with a settlement or proceed to trial, our mission is to help bring the claim to conclusion in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.

Tailored Strategies

In every insurance claim that we handle, our lawyers are dedicated to providing personalized service to our clients. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and interests and work closely with them to develop solutions that achieve the outcomes they seek. When complex coverage issues arise, our lawyers undertake a complete analysis of the matter. We carefully review insurance contract language and outline the potential risks and exposure for our clients. While our lawyers work to settle coverage disputes at the earliest possible stage, we are fully prepared to litigate the matter in court when an acceptable resolution cannot be achieved. We respect our clients’ positions and work with them to ensure that they have the information and advice they need to make the right decisions.

To schedule a consultation with an attorney in our Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Practice Group, contact our Jacksonville, Florida offices at 904-356-0700.

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