Posts by Leah

Reporting a Claim Checklist

Reporting a Claim or Circumstance Checklist To maintain coverage for claims, they must be reported within the timeframe specified in your insurance policy. 1. Report a claim or circumstance by providing written notice via email to the email in your…

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Professional Liability Claim

Professional Liability Claim Resolving the Dispute Most disputes involving professional service firms are resolved through negotiated settlement or mediation. At times, usually because of contractual obligations, mandatory and binding arbitration between a client and professional is used. Each dispute resolution process has characteristics that…

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Defending Professional Liability Claims

Defending Professional Liability Claims Your professional liability insurance policy is a contract that covers you for wrongful acts in the performance of your professional services. Your carrier has two separate obligations to your firm: 1) to defend you; and 2) to pay any judgment for…

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Professional Liability Pre-Claim Assistance

Professional Liability Pre-Claim Assistance Using the Pre-Claim Assistance Process Disputes happen. Dissatisfied clients, construction firms with cost recovery programs, injured third parties, and other claimants often try to tap into the insurance and financial assets of firms to solve real or…

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Professional Liability Claims for Design Professionals

Professional Liability Claims for Design Professionals The first indication that a professional liability claim might be made against your firm often comes long before an official demand for money or services alleging your negligence. Warning signs often include a client’s dissatisfaction with services provided,…

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Professional Liability Claim?

Professional Liability Claim What do I do when I have a Professional Liability claim? Ignore it and hopefully it will go away.  This is not an uncommon response to potentially bad news.  It may be difficult to accept or acknowledge that…

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