Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Our economy is built on the ability of organizations and individuals to insure themselves against the risk of injury, accident, property damage, and all kinds of business risks that would otherwise threaten the continued financial vitality of businesses, organizations, individuals, and families. Too often, though, insurers find themselves the target of unwarranted or unsubstantiated claims and lawsuits that can be costly obstacles to their ability to service the insurance needs of their customers. These claims and lawsuits can arise in the form of disputes over insurance coverage as well as claims of bad faith on the part of the insurer – essentially a claim that the insurer has breached its duty to deal fairly in servicing its customer’s insurance claims. Bad faith claims can expose an insurer to punitive damages that greatly exceed the contractual damages that an insurer would generally be liable for in a typical breach of contract action, and can threaten the reputation and goodwill of the insurer.
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law Practice Areas
Given the high stakes of insurance coverage bad faith litigation, insurers count on having qualified, experienced lawyers on their side. At Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird, our insurance coverage and bad faith law attorneys have extensive experience in representing insurance clients in a variety of bad faith and coverage actions, as well as in advising insurers on transactions, regulatory matters, and best practices before any litigation is threatened. Our lawyers understand the intricacies of bad faith claims through many years of experience in the insurance field and in the region. From complex discovery disputes to claims for punitive damages, we have helped develop Kentucky case law and developed legal strategies to address all problem areas encountered in bad faith claims. Furthermore, our attorneys are able to provide the expertise and experience of a large law firm with the client-focused efficiency and economics of a boutique law firm. Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird is recognized regionally for its achievements in defending and prosecuting coverage actions for insurance clients, including:
- Arson Claims
- Bad Faith Claims
- Builders’ Risk Policies
- Business Interruption Claims
- Class Action Litigation
- Commercial Auto Policies
- Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage
- Construction Defect Claims
- Environmental Coverage Claims
- Errors & Omissions
- Intellectual property
- Personal Auto Coverage
- Professional Liability
- Property Policies
- Subrogation Claims
- Workers’ Compensation
Proven Experience and Results in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law
The attorneys of Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird have successfully defended and prosecuted bad faith and coverage actions to verdict in the Kentucky state courts as well as in neighboring jurisdictions including the Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee state courts. Our attorneys also have extensive experience litigating in the federal courts, having also successfully defended and prosecuted bad faith and coverage appeals in the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Our attorneys have also worked extensively with the Kentucky Department of Insurance on regulatory matters including the approval of new carriers and policies for use in Kentucky. We also have substantial experience in ERISA litigation, representing life and disability insurers and self-funded welfare benefit plans in lawsuits concerning disability, accidental death and life insurance claims.
Contact Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird For Your Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law Needs
Contact the attorneys at Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird for further information on how we can be of service to your insurance-related legal needs. Call 502-618-5700 today to set up a consultation with a Gwin, Steinmetz, & Baird insurance coverage and bad faith law attorney.