Our attorneys have advised and defended insurance companies and their insureds throughout North Carolina, both in and out of the courtroom, for thirty years. We have the experience and legal expertise to provide sound counsel through every aspect of an insurance matter whether dealing with claim investigation, defense of complex litigation, analysis of coverage, alternative dispute resolution, trial or appeal.

Pre-Suit Investigation

  • Initial Response
  • Accident Investigation
  • Evidence Retention
  • Media Relations
  • State and Federal Investigations
  • Cause and Origin Investigation

Environmental Liability

  • Air Emissions
  • Air Quality
  • AST/UST Releases
  • Chemical Contaminants
  • Environmental Agents and Contaminants
  • Industrial and Non-Industrial Exposure
  • Permissible Exposure Limits
    • American Industrial Hygienists Association (AIHA)
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • Product Exposure
    • Asbestos
    • Cleaning Agents
    • Formaldehyde
    • Hazardous and Toxic Substances
    • Lead Paint
  • Mold
  • Radon
  • Soil, Surface Water and Ground Water Contamination
  • Water Quality
  • Ventilation

Insurance Coverage

  • UIM/UM
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Commercial General Liability Policy
  • Coverage
  • Excess Insurance
  • Extra Contractual Liability
  • Re-Insurance
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officers
  • Employee Dishonesty
  • Homeowner Policy
  • Professional Liability Policy

Premises Liability

  • Food Poisoning
  • Slip and Falls
  • Dog Bites
  • American Disability Act Claims
  • Inadequate or Improper Security
  • Drowning Cases
  • Dramshop Claims
  • Residential Tenants and Landlords
  • Vacation Rental
  • Common Areas

Professional Malpractice

  • Legal Malpractice Defense and Claim Repair
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Accountants

Medicare Set Asides

  • Necessity of MSA in general liability settlements
  • Commutation and Compromise
    • Considering and protecting Medicare’s future interest
    • Satisfaction of conditional payments
  • Settlement agreement language
  • Drafting and submission of Medicare Set Asides to CMS

Worker’s Compensation

  • Assisting in Claims-Handling Decisions
  • Catastrophic and Permanent Disability Claims
  • Coverage Issues
  • Determination of Applicable Defenses
  • Drafting Compromise Settlement Agreements
  • Discovery Procedures
  • Hearings
  • Mediation
  • Medical Causation Issues
  • Medicare Compliance
  • Pursuing Third-Party Recoveries/Subrogation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Woodson Claims

Municipal Liability

  • State and Local Entities and Officials
  • Law Enforcement Officers and Deputies
  • Cities and Towns
  • School and Education Law Matters
  • Section 1983 Claims

Automobile, Trucking and Boating Accidents

  • Single Car Accident
  • Multiple Party Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Garage Policy
  • UIM/UM
  • Pedestrians
  • Safety and Construction Zones
  • Driving/Operating Under the Influence
  • Right of Way
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Causation Issues
  • Catastrophic Loss and Damages

Subrogation

  • Employee Dishonesty
  • Third-Party Liability Worker’s Compensation
  • Construction Related Claims
  • Fire and Smoke Damage
  • Product Defects
  • UIM Claims

Fire & Arson

  • Investigation
  • Cause and Origin
  • Potential Third-Party Liability
  • Appraisals