Insurance 101 – Chapter 13 – Volume 20 – The Right to Independent Counsel

The Right to Independent Counsel

In California, and other states, if an insurer provides a defense to an insured under a reservation of rights based on a possible lack of coverage the insurer must pay “the reasonable cost for hiring independent counsel [selected] by the insured.”

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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