Extra-contractual Liability

Insurers are faced with an overabundance of rules, regulations and other mandates concerning their business. Many of these restrictions govern claims handling actions and practices and policy drafting procedures. With the transformative nature of today's insurance marketplace, numerous traps abound for those making the important decisions regarding the business of insurance.

That is why it is more important now than ever for insurers to take proactive steps to protect their business models. With policyholders increasingly asserting claims of bad faith and extra-contractual liability, insurers need a savvy law firm experienced with defending insurance carriers against such allegations.

Insurers Turn To Us For Risk Management Counsel And Advice

At Bush Graziano Rice & Platter, P.A., our attorneys understand that successfully defending against bad faith insurance claims demands a thorough understanding of the claim handling process itself and the implementation of company policies regarding those processes. Our firm has an active bad faith and extra-contractual practice that involves counseling and litigating on behalf of insurers around the country.

Our lawyers can recognize potential exposure points and offer in-depth analysis of insurers' claim handling processes and their compliance with applicable statutes and regulations. Services we provide for international, national and regional insurance carriers include:

  • Coverage analysis
  • Claims handling advice and direction
  • Drafting of denial or reservation of rights letters
  • Prosecution or defense of declaratory judgment actions involving coverage issues in state or federal court
  • Defense of bad faith insurance and extra-contractual liability claims and lawsuits

Experience And Understanding You Can Rely On

Our Florida-based extra-contractual liability lawyers have years of experience defending insurance carriers against extra-contractual allegations. Our understanding of the insurance industry has enabled us to successfully counsel clients to avoid bad faith claims before they arise. We will also take a case to trial if the underlying claims cannot be satisfactorily resolved. When punitive and bad faith damages are on the line, it is vital to have lawyers who understand the insurance industry inside and out — lawyers like those at Bush Graziano Rice & Platter, P.A., whose experience in bad faith and extra-contractual matters is extensive and diverse.

If you have extra-contractual liability concerns or need a detailed, accurate insurance coverage opinion, contact the attorneys at Bush Graziano Rice & Platter, P.A. Feel free to securely email us online or call our Tampa-based office at 813-228-7000.