Bad Faith Defense Attorneys
Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation
The exposure in insurance bad faith litigation can be extremely high. Not only can the insurance company be subject to great financial risk — the company's internal practices and procedures could also be exposed to public scrutiny. The attorneys of Righi Fitch Law Group defend clients in insurance bad faith litigation throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii.
Righi Fitch Law Group vigorously advocates on behalf of insurance industry clients in coverage and bad faith litigation. The firm handles complex trial matters, including first-party and third-party claims against carriers, declaratory judgment actions, and carrier contribution actions. We are frequently confronted by, and resolve, choice-of-law questions and a host of other multi-jurisdictional issues in a comprehensive manner that takes into consideration our client’s budgetary concerns.
In addition to providing strategic guidance on available litigation options, such as early settlement, alternative dispute resolution, and trial, we offer counseling and risk management advice to avoid bad faith setups and consent judgments. The partners at Righi Fitch lecture locally and nationally on the effective management of Morris and Damron agreements. The firm’s bad faith practice involves a diverse assortment of commercial and personal insurance lines including professional liability, officer and director coverage, trucking accidents, premises liability, automobile cases, and first-party benefits.
Defending Allegations of Improper Claim Handling
Insurance bad faith claims can occur when an insured is dissatisfied with the way a claim was handled. We defend insurance companies in cases alleging wrongfully denied claims, delayed payment of undisputed claims, disputed value of claims, reservation of rights, and cases involving policy rescission or cancellation.
Resolving Insurance Coverage Disputes
An insurance coverage dispute can evolve into a bad faith claim. We help insurance companies reduce the risk of litigation by working to resolve coverage disputes quickly and cost-effectively.
We handle a wide range of first and third-party insurance law and litigation matters, including those related to:
- Coverage opinions
- Declaratory relief actions
- Insurance risk management
- Insurance defense litigation
- First-party bad faith litigation
- Third-party bad faith litigation
- Assignment of rights against the carrier
- Examinations under oath
- Appraisals and arbitration
Minimizing Risk & Liability for Insurance Carriers
Because insurance bad faith claims can result in punitive as well as compensatory damages, the choice of a law firm to handle these cases is crucial. We recognize the substantial risks insurance bad faith cases present and work diligently to protect our clients' interests. Our bad faith defense experience has brought national insurers to depend upon us to represent their interests.