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Success in litigating insurance coverage issues hinges on understanding both the interpretation of insurance policies and the handling of claims. These key elements pervade every phase of the business from taking the application, through underwriting, and policy issuance. The members of our firm's insurance coverage practice group understand these elements and the important role they play in risk management.
The insurance experts at Heyl Royster are dedicated and experienced in all aspects of insurance and self-insurance. They each spend a substantial portion of their practice concentrating in the wide variety that is insurance coverage work, either first-party property damage of liability claims, opinions, declaratory judgments, defense of improper or bad faith claims practices, health, life and ERISA litigation, and agent errors and omissions.
Insurance related law is evolving and changing at a pace never before experienced. This requires experienced counsel who keep abreast of case law and statutory enactments affecting the law of insurance throughout the nation. Our attorneys maintain a keen awareness of these changes and trends, and participate in bringing them about. In fact, they play key roles in legislative considerations and appeals on insurance-related topics. They are also active in professional associations which influence the law of insurance, including the American Bar Association, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Defense Research Institute, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.
Our lawyers are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution of insurance matters, including uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. Additionally, ADR is oftentimes preferred over jury trials to avoid the perceived bias jurors have against insurers. Our experience with ADR has led to successful resolution of many claims and has resulted in significant savings to our trusted clients.
The following is a representative sampling of coverage areas in which we have experience:
Central Insurance Company
Cincinnati Insurance Company
Erie Insurance Company
General Casualty Insurance Company
Insura Property and Casualty Company
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
MetLife Insurance Company
Western States Insurance Company
Progressive Insurance Company
Rockford Mutual Insurance Company
State Farm Insurance Company
Westfield Insurance Company