Personal injury law allows a person to be compensated for damages caused by another’s negligent or intentional acts. The personal injury defense attorney’s role is to assess the validity of a claim against an insurance company and an insured client, and then determine their level of negligence and degree of culpability. A negotiation process typically resolves a dispute in a more expedient and less costly manner than litigation. However, if a settlement is not reached, an insured’s case may benefit from a courtroom trial. Various scenarios give rise to personal injury claims. The outcome is guided by the provisions of the insured’s policy coverage.
Our practice as insurance defense attorneys consists of legal counsel for insurance companies and their insured, the interpretation of insurance policies, and the resolution of coverage disputes. We defend the insured and the insurer in various legal disputes and for many different industries. We aggressively protect our clients’ rights, and have extensive experience in negotiations, arbitration, and civil courtroom trials.
A personal injury claim must have four distinct elements present: duty of care, failure to exercise reasonable care, causation, and the presence of damages. Failure to establish one or more elements of a claim can relieve the insured and the insurance company of any liability.
Our law firm represents insurance companies and their insured for personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage. We are adept in all stages of litigation and importantly, we are seasoned trial attorneys both in state and federal courts. With 100 years of combined experience, we are well-versed in substantive law and the procedural process associated with insurance defense. We remain current on the evolving policies and case law in insurance policy provisions. Our law firm takes pride in offering exceptional legal services, emphasizing accessibility, dependability, and personal attention to our clients’ individual needs.
Contact Buchanan & Buchanan, P.A. in their Ocala, Florida office for efficient, cost-effective legal representation for the insurance industry. We offer comprehensive insurance and legal defense services focused on the needs and goals of our clients.