Insurance litigation and the selection of experts

By Andrew Barile

Andrew Barile Consulting Corporation

The versatile insurance industry expert is being selected by insurance industry litigation law firms throughout the country. Since many cases involve millions of dollars of litigation exposure, it is important to have an experienced insurance industry expert who brings the elements of both persuasion and accuracy to the mix.

Insurance experts who have been retail insurance brokers, wholesale insurance brokers, excess and surplus lines insurance brokers, managing general agents and reinsurance intermediaries can be very helpful in winning cases because they possess practical industry experience. After all, reviewing actual producer agreements and advertising documents leads to greater in-depth understanding of the insurance distribution system.

Furthermore, insurance experts who have been insurance and reinsurance underwriters possess the core competencies of pricing, policy and treaty interpretation -- all good qualities when looking for someone experienced in litigation.

Whether it's insurance coverage disputes or allegations of insurance bad faith, industry experience plays an important role in successful verdicts. Insurance policyholder law firms and class-action attorneys and plaintiffs' attorneys, along with insurance defense firms, require the highest levels of insurance industry experience when seeking the correct expert for a legal dispute.

Whether they're engaged in writing an insurance expert report or presenting trial testimony before judges and juries, the role of the insurance litigation consultant or expert requires excellent communication skills.

To ensure the success of your next insurance lawsuit, be sure to select the right insurance industry litigation consultant.

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