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Virginia Insurance Defense Lawyers

Virginia Insurance Defense Lawyers

When any significant dispute arises over an insurance claim, the insurer's selection of defense counsel is extremely important. These complex cases demand in-depth knowledge of all applicable laws and an established network of highly qualified experts. You should also have confidence that your law firm will start building the case for a possible trial from day one. Our experience has shown that clients who are prepared for trial tend to obtain the most favorable settlements.

Rigorous Representation By A Cohesive, Trial-Proven Legal Team

At McKenry Dancigers Dawson, P.C., you will work with one of the most respected and dynamic insurance defense teams in Virginia. Lawyers at our firm have been zealously defending the interests of insured parties and insurers for the past four decades. Across our areas of practice, we have taken hundreds of cases through trial and favorably settled thousands more through strategic negotiation, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Statewide Liability Defense · Trusted By Leading Insurers For Decades

Our insurance defense practice literally covers the state of Virginia — all Virginia General District Courts, Circuit Courts, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and Western District of Virginia. We have built and maintained long-standing relationships with many national and regional insurers, for automobile and fire and casualty claims. We have the knowledge and resources to handle all aspects of claim and coverage disputes involving:

Product liability defense for manufacturers

  • Defective auto components
  • Defective manufacturing equipment
  • Defective and dangerous consumer and industrial power tool
  • Defective food processing equipment
  • Defective and dangerous medical and pharmaceutical product
  • Defective consumer and residential appliance product

Premises liability defense

  • Homeowner injury and wrongful death liability
  • Commercial policyholder or property owner liability
  • Property damage claims (fire, casualty, flood, hail, storm, etc.)
  • Municipal entities (police, fire department, school board, parks, road maintenance)
  • Public parking lot, parking ramp owner liability
  • Retail store, bar, restaurant liability

Motor vehicle accidents defense

  • Auto injury or death liability
  • Auto property damage claims
  • Self-insured truck company claims
  • Construction vehicle accident
  • Over-the-road freight truck policy litigation defense
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accident

Maritime insurance defense

  • Jones Act claims
  • Injuries under general maritime law
  • Longshore claims
  • Cargo claims
  • Limitation of Liability Act petitions
  • Pollution claims
  • Recreational vessel claims
  • First-party property claims

Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Defense

We also protect the rights of insurance companies facing policyholders' lawsuits claiming bad faith insurance practices for denying or undervaluing personal injury, property damage, or medical expense coverage (“medpay”) claims or canceling coverage.

We emphasize prompt, rigorous investigation in every case. You can count on our firm to balance protection of your insured's interests against the potential costs of litigation. To discuss your needs, contact us by telephone or email.