Kentucky Insurance Defense Lawyer Roger Massengale
I have been representing the insureds of various leading insurance companies in eastern Kentucky for more than 25 years. My insurance defense practice is founded on a singular commitment to helping the customers of insurance companies and the company achieve the best results possible with every case.
Key Matters for Insurance Professionals
When insurance professionals retain a lawyer, it’s imperative that the attorney and insurance professional work together as a team in seeking to obtain the best result possible for the insurance company. Insurance professionals need to determine risk and likely outcomes for litigation matters so that a considered determination can be made concerning case valuation. To assist in making such determination, the attorney needs to provide an assessment regarding the legal strengths and weaknesses of many matters associated with each case.
At the outset of any insurance matter my role is to learn about the facts and circumstances of the case, determine the key legal and factual issues, and formulate litigation strategy options based upon this information. I then work with the client and the insurance professionals to explain and agree on these strategies. Once a strategy and budget has been established, my role is to work diligently towards achieving the client’s and carrier’s objectives.
Insurance coverage is an issue I am asked to review. Often after review of the applicable policy my advice is often to seek summary disposition of the case to minimize costs and expense. If coverage does apply, I will strategically identify liability and damages issues.
An important part of my representation is to keep my client and insurance claims specialists fully informed and advised during the course of litigation. As litigation proceeds, usually more facts and information becomes known that will affect the settlement value and strategy to efficiently resolve the case. I keep my clients and the insurance professional handling the case fully informed so that the appropriate decisions regarding settlement or trial can be made as the case progresses.