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Antitrust Litigation and Advice Commercial Litigation Construction Injury Corporate Investigations Elder Abuse Employment Disputes | Severance Negotiation Insurance Coverage Disputes Intellectual Property Disputes and Litigation Mediation and Arbitration Probate and Estate Litigation Product Liability Professional Negligence and Malpractice Real Estate Litigation Securities Arbitration and Litigation Serious Injury | Wrongful Death Tax Litigation Traumatic Brain Injury Wage and Hours Disputes White Collar Crime Avoidance and Defense
insurance litigation attorneysL to R: Don Mullins, Duncan Turner, Wesley Foreman

Insurance Disputes and Litigation


Businesses and individuals purchase insurance policies to protect themselves and their assets against loss. In a perfect world, when they are injured, their property is damaged, or they suffer a loss under the policy, that loss will be covered by their insurer.

However, policyholders may find that when they file a claim, the insurance company does not follow through on its obligations, or acts in bad faith. An insurance carrier can act in bad faith, even when a claim is not covered by a given policy.

Disputes with insurance companies can be frustrating – and frightening. Rejected claims and canceled coverage can be financially devastating to the policyholder. At Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, we assist policyholders in pursuing their claims for coverage. If you need advice regarding an insurance claim, contact us to discuss a no obligation initial case evaluation.

Legal Counsel for Businesses and Insurers

Because of our knowledge and experience on coverage matters, we also provide counsel to specific insurance carriers who seek guidance in handling claims in Washington. Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC provides assistance to insurance carriers with coverage opinions, and advises them on issues regarding Washington law and regulations regarding claims-handling and investigation. If you need a coverage opinion, contact us.

Third Party Liability

Businesses and policyholders also seek experienced trial attorneys to defend them from claims filed against them. In some cases, if the insurer accepts a tender of defense to a claim asserted against a business or individual, the insurance carrier will have a right to appoint counsel of the insurance carrier’s choosing. Our experience handling large, complex, cases through trial and appeal makes our firm the ideal choice of insurance carriers, businesses, and insured policyholders, for defending you in litigation. If you believe you have an insurance issue that is leading to litigation, or are interested in pursuing dispute containment or resolution, contact us. We can help.

Insurance Bad Faith

When an insurance carrier handles a claim in Washington, both the insurer and the insured have a duty to act in good faith. Washington has a number of statutes and regulations that require insurers to act in certain ways under specified circumstances, and when an insurer fails to meet these standards, the insured is entitled to recover damages from the insurer for acting in bad faith. This may include awarding the insured enhanced damages, plus their attorney fees, and can apply even if there is no coverage for a claim. If you need advice on claims of bad faith, contact Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC. We can help.

THE FIRM

Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, is Pre-eminent (highest) rated by Martindale Hubbell for legal ethics and ability, given to only 4% of the nation's law firms. Co-founding partner Don Mullins is a member of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers — an organization whose members are among the best litigators in the country.

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Daniel A. Rogers Wesley G. Foreman Mark A. Trivett Donald H. Mullins Duncan C. Turner

 

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COURTROOM EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

Sometimes, neither mediation nor arbitration is the best option. When litigation is the best choice, you want the best attorneys.

Badgley Mullins Turner, PLLC, attorneys have extensive experience trying cases in:

  • State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Appeals Courts

 

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