Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. represents insurers in connection with bad faith and unfair claim practice matters arising out of various insurance lines, including commercial general liability, property, professional liability, directors and officers' liability, umbrella and excess policies and fidelity and surety bonds. Unfortunately, these types of claims too frequently are asserted as a litigation tactic and need to be defended with care and vigor. Our lawyers handle the various types of bad faith claims our clients encounter. These cases include claims of statutory violations, failure to respond reasonably and promptly to demands for coverage, refusal to defend or pay claims without reasonable investigation or basis, failure to affirm or deny coverage within a reasonable time and failure to effectuate prompt, fair and equitable settlements when liability has become reasonably clear. We handle cases seeking policy reformation, rescission and cancellation.
Our attorneys have years of experience in insurance litigation and claims handling issues and practices. We are well suited to identify issues in these cases, analyze the options and negotiate desired results on behalf of our clients. We know that early and precise evaluation of the complex questions that arise in bad faith cases allows for the smart and efficient use of resources and leads to the prompt and favorable resolution of these matters. Not only are we well-versed in the applicable law, but also our extensive experience makes us proficient in dealing with the lawyers and the experts we often see in these cases.
Clients rely on Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. attorneys because we have a proven track record when handling bad faith claims. We guide our clients through every stage of the process, from responding to statutory demand letters to alternative dispute resolution, discovery, motion practice and vindication at trial and on appeal. We work with our clients to formulate a strategy which meets their business needs and helps attain their goals.