in Lexington, Kentucky
If you seek qualified counsel to take on your insurance defense needs in Lexington, KY, you wouldn’t go wrong by placing your confidence in the skillful attorneys of Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC. Not all insurance law attorneys are the same. Some insurance claims attorneys handle cases for the plaintiff’s bar while also representing insurance carriers. We feel such business practices undermine the faith of an insurance company for its defense team. Insurance defense litigation is tough enough for a carrier without worrying if their attorney is really on their side.
An insurance defense law firm must recognize its alliances. It must also recognize its objectives. A dedicated insurance law attorney should set serious priorities when assigned a case to defend. It’s important to hold that case up to the light and look for holes – weaknesses in the plaintiff’s case. Insurance claims attorneys should also assess their cases realistically. While it should be a fundamental goal to keep that case from reaching a costly verdict from a jury, insurance defense attorneys should be ethical in their jobs and level with the carrier if they feel a case should be disposed of without a costly war of attrition. Insurance defense means mapping out a strategy for effectively and economically defending a case. That can entail waging aggressive motion practice against the plaintiff and bringing in top shelf experts to reveal weaknesses in the plaintiff’s case.
But being a professional and ethical defense attorney also means knowing when to advise your insurance-carrier client that it may make sense to approach a plaintiff’s attorney to explore possibilities of a sensible settlement. The insurance law attorneys at Fowler Measle & Bell PLLC know when to put up an aggressive fight, and when to advise clients that an aggressive fight would be costly and not necessarily the best course of action. To be able to make such calls, a good defense firm needs to know how judges will preside over a trial, how juries will base their decisions, and how much it will cost to wage war or avoid war in court.