Gardner & Rans P.C. has a longstanding history of serving as panel counsel for a variety of insurance companies throughout the United States. These companies range from large publicly traded insurance companies, to midsized and small boutique and niche insurers. In addition to representing insurance companies, Gardner & Rans P.C. also represents governmental and public entities, and self-insured companies. In addition, our attorneys have acted as local counsel in many cases on both a regional and national basis for both corporations and insurers. Our attorneys are routinely engaged in and have a vast amount of experience in both defending insureds against liability claims, and representing insurers on a variety of insurance coverage matters.
The Kinds Of Legal Services Our Insurance Defense Lawyers Can Provide
Gardner & Rans P.C. routinely handles the following types of claims:
- Third-party tort claims (i.e. motor vehicle accidents, premise liability, commercial trucking, products liability, governmental entities, municipality claims, agent/broker malpractice etc.)
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims;
- Bad faith claims;
- Environmental claims and torts;
- Construction defect claims;
- Fire and casualty losses;
- Construction site injuries;
- Insurance coverage litigation and claims;
- Declaratory judgment actions;
- Appellate cases;
- Indemnification and subrogation claims and issues;
- Dram shop/liquor liability; and
- Excess and umbrella coverage.
Pre-Claim Legal Guidance
Our clients know they can count on Gardner & Rans P.C. at any stage of a claim or lawsuit. We provide pre-claim and pre-suit investigation services, as well as guidance and analysis in preparing for and leading up to trial, including mediation and arbitration, and witness and expert preparation. We also routinely consult with insurers regarding settlement and trial strategy. When possible, we utilize Indiana's alternative rules of dispute resolution by submitting a claim or case to mediation or arbitration in order to manage client expense, cap potential exposure, and achieve client goals. Our firm also has extensive experience in navigating any case through Indiana's appellate and oral argument process. In addition to providing coverage analysis and coverage defense, our firm is well equipped to prepare reservation of rights letters and formal coverage opinions.
Gardner & Rans P.C. knows that every insurer has a unique set of needs and expectations. We are extremely familiar with, and have vast experience in addressing and fulfilling the responsibilities and requirements of insurance defense counsel. This includes the needs of our insurance clients to receive timely, effective, and complete information, all of which are accompanied in a cost effective manner. Our ultimate motivation is to achieve the best outcome for our client by providing outstanding representation from the outset through successful resolution.