We advise claims professionals on the scope of coverage based on an objective assessment of applicable law and relevant facts. Because the LGWM coverage team renders coverage advice and services for carriers on claims across the United States, we strive to maintain current knowledge of all coverage-related developments in the law. Our coverage experience and knowledge of coverage law is multi-jurisdictional, as must be the case when rendering coverage advice, based on the ever present choice of law issues that accompany coverage disputes.
Our attorneys also are asked to review current wordings for modification. We have contributed to the drafting of coverage forms and endorsements, working with our clients to develop language addressing emerging liabilities.
The Insurance Coverage Practice Group at LGWM frequently is retained by carriers to review claim files, interpret policy forms, and render coverage analyses. Typically those assignments include requests to draft coverage letters to insureds, reservation of rights letters, and coverage declinations as the case may require. Our coverage attorneys are experienced and well-versed in interpreting a wide variety of coverage forms. That experience allows us to get right to the point as quickly and efficiently as possible. The ability to render coverage opinions and advice efficiently yet thoroughly is important to our clients. We understand the legal and contractual obligations imposed on carriers, and the consequences in many jurisdictions when claims decisions and coverage letters are not timely issued.