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Arson & Fraud

It must be acknowledged that humans are fallible and sometimes make bad, even catastrophic, decisions. They commit acts from which consequences must flow. Sometimes those decisions and acts involve the creation and submittal of false and fraudulent insurance claims for property damage.

Counsel you can trust

From the beginning we had a specialty—advising and helping property insurers, commercial and personal lines make the right decision on suspicious claims. That meant involving our attorneys early in investigations:

  • To help select fire science or other forensic experts;
  • To take examinations under oath where warranted;
  • To review all available evidence bearing on a claim decision and;
  • To give advice on the legal principles governing that decision

When the right decision turned out to be denial of claim, we were prepared to defend it if need be. Our attorneys have tried arson and fraud cases to jury verdicts in every Federal court having jurisdiction in Florida, and many State Circuit Courts, with great success.

Ready to defend you from fraudulent claims

To this day the analysis of suspicious claims, and the defense of arson and insurance fraud lawsuits, occupies a central place in the firm’s array of expertise. But, again, what cannot be overstressed is the importance of involving counsel as soon as there is an articulate suspicion about the validity of a claim. It is essential to reaching a correct decision and a successful outcome. We stand on call.

Publications/ Whitepapers | Fraud Squad. The Role Of Mediation In Settling Fraud Disputes

Jun 01, 2014

Alternative dispute resolution in a fraud dispute is a unique beast. The parties begin diametrically opposed horns locked in a fight to the death. Emotionally…

Publications/ Whitepapers | Investigation: Fraud Squad. Keys To Good Faith Fraud Referrals

Aug 01, 2013

The following article was originally published in CLM’s Claims Management magazine, August 2013. Unlike robbery, grand theft auto, and other street crimes, insurance fraud is…

Arson & Fraud