Chicago Third-Party Defense Lawyers
Experienced Civil Litigation Defense Attorneys Serving Clients in Illinois and Nationwide
At Brady, Connolly and Masuda, P.C., we work closely with insurance companies, self-insureds, and third-party administrators across a wide range of industries. With many skilled attorneys and a large support staff, we have the experience and resources necessary to defend the interests of each client we serve aggressively. We regularly defend clients in third-party actions. For example, if an insured faces a civil litigation claim, our third-party defense attorneys go to work immediately to determine if it is in the best interests of the insurer to fight the claim rather than pay it. If so, we quickly prepare a strong defense strategy designed to close the case quickly and at minimal cost to clients.
Preparing a Third-Party Defense Case
To properly defend an insured or self-insurer, we start by determining how the alleged damages arose, who was at fault, and what the actual damages amount to. As we gather this information, we treat the process as though it is trial preparation from the beginning, conducting a deep investigation into each person bringing the suit, including their criminal background, civil litigation history, medical records, and more.
This allows us to realistically assess the pros and cons of the case well before the question of a trial is ever raised so that we know exactly how we can minimize the long-term cost to our client. Our early reports present what we believe is the optimum path to dealing with the claim, balancing the need to keep costs down with the need to minimize the risk of a sizable judgment against our client.
If the matter is resolved without a trial, this focus on the optimal long-term result for the insurance carrier will ultimately also be in the best interest of the insured. In addition, the same arguments that win trials are also profoundly effective in any arbitration, mediation, or out-of-court negotiation. Our top goal is to save you the time and expense of a trial. However, if litigation is the only alternative, we are ready to put our extensive experience to work to provide the strongest possible defense inside the courtroom.
Experience has shown us that often, it is an unexpectedly minor detail that can turn the case in our favor. Our thorough and proactive approach allows us to identify every important detail and have our defense fully prepared often even before the plaintiff is ready. Throughout the entire process, we keep our clients fully informed of all important developments, so you are always kept in the loop.Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. has a strong track record of success in third-party defense litigation. For a personalized consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us today at 312-425-3131. From our offices in Chicago and Bloomington/Normal, we provide skilled representation for clients in Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and throughout the country.