As experts in the field of litigation and dispute resolution in areas as diverse as personal injury and business law, the attorneys at Brault Graham are well-situated to provide sound advice and effective advocacy in defense of claims brought against insurance companies. Established in Rockville in 1952, Brault Graham has represented many of the most well-respected insurance companies in the region and nationwide.
Comprehensive Insurance Litigation Practice in D.C. and Maryland
The firm’s civil litigation practice routinely includes defense of personal injury and property claims brought by third parties against an insured. In claims for benefits, we advise and represent carriers in the resolution of good faith insurance coverage disputes , which may include litigation under a reservation of rights or litigating the issue in declaratory judgment proceedings. Liability and damages disputes with the insured are another area where the firm provides skilled, knowledgeable and effective defense.
Almost any denial or disclaimer of coverage or benefits raises at least the potential for a bad faith insurance claim to be pursued by the policyholder. A covenant of good faith and fair dealing is implied in every insurance contract, and unreasonable behavior or improper motives are frequently ascribed to insurance carriers based on any number of actions, including:
- Disclaimer of coverage
- Denial of benefits
- Offer of benefits below policyholder’s demand
- Delay in processing claim
- Refusal to settle with a third party
- Rejection of third-party settlement offer
- Refusal to defend third party claim
- Rescission of insurance policy
- Contractual disputes
Brault Graham defends insurance companies against claims that such actions are taken for illegal or improper reasons. Through mediation and arbitration , trials and appeals , we fight claims for damages based on insurance bad faith, including claims for extra-contractual liability.
Contact Brault Graham for Practical Advice and Effective Advocacy in Insurance Defense
Call 301-424-1060 to schedule a consultation with Brault Graham, LLC regarding insurance defense matters throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.