Third-Party Insurance Coverage Counseling & Litigation 2017-04-14T13:49:08+00:00

Third-Party Insurance Coverage
Counseling and Litigation

Third-party insurance—or liability insurance—is insurance that
provides defense and indemnity to an insured who has been sued.

Third Party InsuranceBG is one of the premier insurance coverage litigation firms in Texas. Its insurance practice ranges from litigation of complex coverage and “bad faith” claims, to negotiation of complex insurance coverage and risk transfer issues, to advice on the prosecution and handling of claims and the availability of coverage under various policy forms. BG understands the insurance business, and uses that knowledge to navigate the complex process of insurance claims. Whether through trial, settlement, or advice regarding strategy, BG’s knowledge of insurance law and the insurance industry allows it to efficiently obtain the best outcome for its clients.

BG’s partners are recognized in their field. Partner Laura Grabouski is invited to write and speak regularly on coverage matters at the state and national level. Located in the state capital of Austin, the firm stays current on potential and recently-enacted legislation which affects our clients, as well as major appeals before the Texas Supreme Court.

Buchanan, Dimasi, Dancy, Grabouski - Law FirmBG has in-depth experience addressing coverage and extra-contractual issues under a wide variety of policies. In addition to general liability policies, BG handles matters under property, professional liability, director and officer liability, builder’s risk, business auto, ERISA, executive disability and many other specialty policies. BG has dealt with all layers of coverage, including their interplay in complex, multi carrier, multi policy year cases and analysis of complex risk management programs.

Notable Representations Include:

  • Defense and coverage counseling of wrongful death claims implicating disputed insurance coverage under UIM, BAP, CGL, and excess/umbrella policies.

  • Prosecution of suits for wrongful failure to settle within available policy limits under liability policies.

  • Defense and prosecution of allocation claims among carriers in the context of underlying defense and indemnity claims among their insureds involving primary and excess policies.

  • Representation of clients in complex construction defect litigation where additional insured coverage and indemnity/risk transfer issues play a key role in the ultimate resolution.

  • Advising clients on the availability of coverage and strategic recommendations through service as coverage counsel behind the scenes in major cases.

  • Advising clients regarding potential extra-contractual claims, including recommendations for handling to obtain optimal results.

  • Advising clients on drafting contractual provisions regarding insurance and indemnity which seek to transfer risk.