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Maryland Insurance Claims and Coverage Representation

Maryland insurance coverage counsel, homeowners insurance claims, bad faith denial of insurance benefits, duty to defend tort and negligence defense, bad faith insurance law coverage litigation liability insurance fraud house fire homeowners policy breach of contract damages hail damage flood water damage claims counsel insurance fraud, construction defects, frivolous lawsuits, first party disputes breach of contractBeyond expertise in civil litigation and trial practice, insurance litigation requires a keen understanding of perplexing policy provisions, insurance regulations, and the rights of insurers and policyholders in first and third party claims. Kramer & Connolly litigates a wide range of insurance-related matters, representing policyholders and carriers in cases involving comprehensive general liability, professional liability, D&O, property claims, construction defect cases, premises liability, automobile liability, errors and omissions, and products liability. Based upon this experience, Kramer & Connolly has ventured beyond Maryland and the District of Columbia to serve as lead counsel in federal class action lawsuits, complex professional liability cases and other high-exposure insurance claims throughout the nation.

In representing some of the nation's most prominent insurance carriers, Kramer & Connolly has gained considerable expertise in areas where many lawyers fear to tread -- among them, the often perplexing coverage questions presented by these cases. Thus, in addition to litigation, Kramer & Connolly is frequently called upon to render coverage opinions in claims arising throughout the United States, trying cases involving issues of insurance fraud, such first party disputes as breach of contract actions against insurance companies, and declaratory judgment actions.

Recent legislation plagues liability insurers with federal reporting requirements involving Medicare liens.Just when you thought you had enough audits and regulatory reporting requirements on your hands, the federal government has added yet another.

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Insurance Carrier Duty to Defend Under Maryland Insurance PoliciesIn sharp contrast with many other jurisdictions, the insurer's duty to defend its policyholders is rather stringent in Maryland.  In some cases, the duty may even transcend the policy language itself.

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Distinguishing Between Independent Contractors and EmployeesIn many liability policies, there is important language which excludes the claims of employees who may have been injured in connection with work performed for the insured.  But one must look beyond the policy to distinguish between such employees and independent contractors.

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Admissibility of Medical Records Without Live TestimonyUnlike many other states, Maryland has greatly relaxed the rules for admission of medical records and bills in personal injury cases.

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Maryland insurance law firm lawyers share courtroom experience in litigation for wrongful bad faith denials of insurance coverage claims benefits and damages under homeowners liability car insurance policies, and provide insurance defense attorneys and coverage counsel to defend against frivolous lawsuits and fight insurance fraudUnlike many jurisdictions, Maryland does not provide policyholders with a cause of action for "bad faith" on the part of their insurers.  But watch out for claims brought by third parties.

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Recorded Statements in Insurance Claims Investigations for Litigation PurposesThe heart of every claims investigation is the recorded statement. If conducted properly, the transcript of a witness interview may be extremely valuable in evaluating liability, damages, and coverage.

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