Bad Faith

Arc_Wall2Wade, Palmer & Shoemaker’s attorneys are active in the education of the good faith duties and obligations of insurance companies in the State of Florida as to all aspects of litigation. Our knowledge of this area of the law and our experience in representing insurers accused of both first and third party bad faith has allowed us to develop an intricate understanding of claims handling practices necessary to avoid, or if necessary defend a bad faith claim. We regularly advise insurers on cases involving significant injuries and death, allocation of insurance policy proceeds amongst multiple parties, and the evaluation and payment (if warranted) of claims in a timely manner. Our expertise and experience has been instrumental in assisting insurers resolve difficult claims and avoid lengthy, complicated and often multiple trials and appeals. WPS attorneys have defended carriers in Bad Faith claims and trials have defended their Insureds in the underlying cases. In order to quickly evaluate underlying claims and any possible exposure that may be a risk, it is vital to understand the direction the claim could take. Therefore Wade, Palmer & Shoemaker has invaluable experience and understanding of Bad Faith litigation and what impact that has on underlying claims. Wade, Palmer & Shoemaker has significant experience in global settlements and the urgency presented by such cases.