Our law firm has assisted Fidelity and Surety clients in investigating claims for over 25 years, including employee theft claims, financial institution bond claims, payment and performance bond claims and miscellaneous bond claims. Our hourly rates are very competitive when compared to independent adjusting companies. Some of the advantages of using our law firm over an independent adjusting company include:
- We are attorneys and also handle subrogation, so we assist the client in identifying potential sources of subrogation early on in a claim investigation and work with the Insured to preserve evidence and subrogation claims.
- If the Insured has not filed suit against the principal or responsible third party and quick action is necessary to preserve a claim or trap assets, we may recommend a partial payment to the Insured, so that our law firm can quickly file a subrogation lawsuit on behalf of the Insurance Company and to trap assets.
- We keep up to date on the latest legal decisions concerning coverage issues and assist the client in promptly identifying any potential coverage issue, so the Insured can be promptly informed and all legal rights are properly reserved during an investigation.
Some of our clients use us for a limited investigation. For example, you receive a CD or banker’s box containing thousands of pages of supporting documentation. You do not have the time to review the documents yourself and do not want to incur the expense of having a full audit of the documents. We will work with you to set a budget for a spot check of the supporting documentation to verify the documents are sufficient to prove up a claim in a court of law. We have been doing this type of review for over 25 years and know how to keep your outside investigation costs reasonable.