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Virginia Professional Malpractice Attorneys

Virginia Professional Malpractice Attorneys

When allegations of legal malpractice or another form of professional malpractice arise, the stakes are unquestionably high for all parties involved. Not only do professional licenses, careers and reputations hang in the balance, financial liability for the malpractice insurance carrier may be very substantial. Dedicated To Representation With Rigor And Integrity The complexity of legal and other professional malpractice cases would be difficult to overstate. As either a defendant or plaintiff, the outcome you achieve will likely hinge on intricate, technical questions of whether the applicable standard of care was met. Our firm’s combination of in-house knowledge and ready access to highly credible experts nationwide is a powerful one. Trial-Proven In Insurance Defense And Advocacy For Victims Of Malpractice We welcome inquiries from insurance carriers and individual professionals in need of qualified representation in any of Virginia’s courts. Our firm is committed to building compelling cases and reaching favorable resolution through negotiations or mediation whenever possible. However, our experience in hundreds of trials and numerous appeals illustrates the critical ability to go the distance for our clients. We also have an impressive track record in appellate practice. To discuss your concerns involving legal malpractice, medical malpractice or professional liability in another field, please contact us and request a...

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Virginia Fire and Casualty Claims Attorneys

Virginia Fire and Casualty Claims Attorneys

When homes, businesses and other property are destroyed or incur severe structural damage, high-value insurance coverage disputes often follow. These are just a few examples of situations that can lead to complex litigation between insurance carriers and insured parties over fire and casualty claims — a broad category encompassing homeowners policies, commercial general liability (CGL) policies and a range of other forms of insurance. McKenry Dancigers Dawson, P.C. is an established resource for major national insurers, regional carriers and others with concerns involving fire and casualty claims. Our attorneys’ experience in hundreds of trials and appeals statewide across Virginia covers a broad spectrum of insurance defense and pursuit of third-party claims against other parties liable for damages. Decades Of Experience Handling Arson Claims, Storm Damage Cases, Examinations Under Oath (EUO) And Other Complex Coverage Disputes Prompt, rigorous investigation and thorough cause-and-origin analysis are critical components of essentially all fire and casualty disputes. They are also hallmarks of our practice, together with proven skills in interpreting policy language in light of current laws and projecting likely outcomes if disputes are ultimately settled in a Virginia courtroom. A timely Examination Under Oath (EUO) can often lead to an efficient resolution of a complex claim. We welcome inquiries regarding insurance claim denials, damage valuation, bad faith/punitive damages and all other aspects of claims arising from: Home, apartment and business property fires — after which the possibility of arson must be carefully evaluated, requiring effective interaction with qualified arson investigators and special investigation units (SIUs) Hail, wind and other storm damage affecting both residential and commercial property, including those that also generate business interruption claims Alleged construction defects, whether involving a manufactured home, farm or ranch construction or any other structure Disputes that may require relevant knowledge of condominium law or agricultural law as well as insurance law Losses due to theft, boating accidents and a vast range of other destructive events Turn To A Trial-Proven Legal Team That Will Prioritize Your Case We emphasize personal attention and decisive action to protect our clients’ vital interests. Our lawyers’ strong track record in trials and appeals is a difference-making factor that lead to many favorable settlements via negotiation, mediation and arbitration. To discuss your needs involving...

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Virginia Auto Accident Defense Attorneys

Virginia Auto Accident Defense Attorneys

Our Virginia firm is a proven resource for insurers in need of dedicated, trial-ready representation after serious car, trucking and other motor vehicle accidents. Applying over 40 years of relevant experience, including hundreds of favorable outcomes earned at trial and on appeal, our attorneys aggressively target the best possible outcomes for our clients. Skilled Representation Of Insurers, Insured Parties And Business Entities Statewide McKenry Dancigers Dawson, P.C. was founded in 1975 by a group of attorneys with extensive insurance litigation knowledge. We have been the auto accident defense firm of choice for the leading insurance carriers in Virginia for many years. We also have an active self-insured retention practice to assert and defend the interests of other businesses after accidents involving their company vehicles and employees. Rapid, Exhaustive Investigation To Protect Your Interests We emphasize timely investigation, recovery of evidence and consideration of every issue that may arise in an auto claim or coverage dispute. This includes: Deploying and directing highly qualified experts in accident reconstruction, engineering, medicine and other specialized fields as needed Promptly contacting witnesses to obtain testimony and gauge the strengths and vulnerabilities of each party’s positions if fault and accident causality are disputed Collecting and analyzing all relevant medical information, including evidence of any overstatement of the seriousness of injuries or the presence of an undisclosed pre-existing condition Turn To Lawyers Recognized As Authorities On Current Virginia Insurance Law You can depend on our legal team for in-depth understanding of the nuances of current Virginia insurance laws — and for total rigor in identifying the best defense strategy for your case. In any case involving a fatality, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or other injury alleged to cause a loss of limb or permanent loss of function, it is critical to work with a law firm prepared to try that case before a jury if necessary. Whatever your specific concerns, you can count on active, forthright communication and alignment with your goals if you contact our...

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Virginia Attorneys for Bad Faith Litigation

Virginia Attorneys for Bad Faith Litigation

The financial exposure associated with bad faith litigation is widely recognized by agents, claims managers, in-house counsel, executives and others immersed in the insurance industry. However, relatively few Virginia law firms — even among those that handle other forms of insurance defense — make rigorous defense against bad faith allegations and extra-contractual claims a specific focus. Decades Of Experience · In-Depth Knowledge Of Virginia Insurance Laws You will find the relevant, in-depth knowledge and extensive experience your case demands at McKenry Dancigers Dawson, P.C. High-value insurance defense has been a core strength of our practice for over 40 years. We will recognize the gravity of your case and attack it with our full complement of investigative and legal resources. Knowing whether and how to remove a case to federal court, whether and how to obtain a bifurcation of the bad faith claims and how to obtain a stay of discovery as to the extra-contractual bad faith allegations is key in these type cases. If faced with bad faith allegations, you need representation that can immediately tackle these procedural issues. We excel in doing so. Comprehensive, Strategic Defense Of Your Interests Successful bad faith defense requires a lawyer who can incisively interpret every policy provision. It also requires an in-depth understanding of all relevant laws, insurance regulations and administrative rules. Our attorneys’ knowledge and experience cover the spectrum of: Bad faith allegations and punitive damage awards sought in cases involving, for example, uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UM) claims, MedPay disputes, construction claims and property damage claims due to fire, flood and storms Essential strategies associated with invocation of attorney-client privilege, obtaining protective orders and stays of discovery, and admitting or excluding evidence via in camera inspection Rigorous preparation of claims representatives, managers, supervisors or others for required depositions, with emphasis on specific policy language and how to show that due diligence was exercised From punitive damage caps to other crucial aspects of current Virginia insurance laws, we possess the knowledge you need when facing a high-value insurance dispute. Our firm stands always prepared to try your case or pursue alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in all Virginia courts, including General District Court, Circuit Court, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District...

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Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Defense Lawyers

Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Defense Lawyers

Our Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Defense Practice At McKenry Dancigers Dawson, our admiralty and maritime defense attorneys regularly serve maritime businesses and marine insurance clients in the state and region. We work with liability insurers as well as self-insured and noninsured companies. We understand vessel operations, marine construction, and the problems that large vessels can attract, as well as the smallest personal watercraft. We can defend every type of maritime claim. Effective and Experienced Maritime Legal Counsel We are able to defend maritime businesses in areas such as: Limitation of Liability Act petitions Marine insurance Charter parties Maritime liens Product liability Shipbuilding, conversion and sales disputes Cargo claims General maritime law claims Pollution Salvage Jones Act claims Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims Recreational boating accidents First-party property claims Coast Guard licensing hearings Contact Our Virginia Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers Shawn Voyles leads the firm’s maritime practice. Shawn has litigated a wide variety of maritime cases in state and federal courts over the last 17 years. He represents marine insurers and maritime businesses regionally. Shawn has taught Admiralty Law at Regent University School of Law since 2005 and his work has been cited in federal court. Shawn speaks on maritime claims at legal and insurance conferences around the country. Please contact Mr. Voyles at (757) 461-2500 or email him...

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