Legal Malpractice Insurance Information From Our Attorneys
Salem Lawyer Negligence Claim Lawyers
Legal malpractice insurance and the degree of coverage of the malpractice insurance can cause serious headaches for attorneys who are sued. Lawyers in the greater Boston area with legal malpractice insurance concerns turn to the law firm of Carmen A. Frattaroli.
Attorney Carmen A. Frattaroli has nearly 40 years of experience. The emphasis on legal malpractice and representing lawyers provides the firm's attorneys with a wealth of knowledge on malpractice insurance issues likely to arise after a legal malpractice suit has been filed. To discuss insurance coverage issues, contact the firm, located in Salem, Massachusetts, to speak with a legal malpractice insurance attorney.
Coverage for BBO Complaints - Reservation of Rights Letters
Negligence charges can cause an attorney serious financial strain which is why most Massachusetts attorneys protect themselves with legal malpractice insurance. Insurance policies usually cover legal negligence claims but do not cover international acts. Issues related to coverage between attorney and insurance company arise when there is a dispute in the insurance coverage.
Disputes will arise regarding the gray area between negligence claims and international acts, such as 93A claims for unfair and deceptive practices or Board of Bar Overseers investigations. If these claims are covered by the insurance policy, compensation will likely be provided for attorney's fees to defend a claim.
Attorneys who are facing a claim from a client must promptly inform the malpractice insurance company upon the receipt of a complaint, or receipt of information upon which a reasonable person would determine that a complaint is about to happen. The obligation to inform the insurance company provides the insurer the opportunity to reply; sometimes with a Reservation of Rights letter, detailing the extent of the coverage in the legal matter.
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We inform attorneys of the impact of legal malpractice insurance and projected coverage for attorney's fees and other costs of defending a legal malpractice claim, such as claims expense deductibles. Understanding legal malpractice insurance allows an accused lawyer to more accurately evaluate the costs of a legal malpractice allegation.
Taking a proactive approach to malpractice insurance upon receipt of a malpractice complaint allows attorneys to more clearly understand whether the malpractice defense will be covered by the insurance policy. For a preliminary evaluation of legal malpractice insurance, contact the firm.