Insurance 101 – Chapter 13 – Volume 1 – Preparing a Case for Trial

Preparing a Case for Trial

Selecting and Working with Counsel

In instances where insurance claims may entail litigation, insurers must move quickly to engage counsel. When an attorney is retained to defend a person insured, the fact should be documented in writing by the attorney, the adjuster, and the insured who is to be defended. If the attorney is being retained for the first time by the insurer, the insurer should obtain an engagement letter from the attorney setting forth the terms and  conditions of the retention and signed by the attorney, the claims person, and the insured. If the attorney or law firm has an ongoing relationship with the insurer, only the person being defended need sign an engagement letter.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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