Arson, Fraud, and First Party Property Claims

Insurance companies investigating and adjusting first-party property claims often face questions that require the assistance of outside counsel, such as claims suggesting arson or other indicators of fraud or those presenting complicated causation and coverage questions. The experience Reed Armstrong attorneys have in providing insurance coverage opinions and in defending suits for breach of contract and bad faith or vexatious refusal to pay makes them particularly qualified to aid in the investigation and adjustment of first-party claims. Reed Armstrong’s attorneys are experienced in conducting examinations under oath and in analyzing claims and providing opinions on the appropriateness of a proposed decision by the insurer in response to the claim. Our experience provides us with a thorough knowledge of the potential allegations that may be raised in a subsequent lawsuit. Not only can we aid in the investigation of a claim, but we can also defend any lawsuits that may be brought as a result of the claims decision.