Arson and Insurance Fraud are a major concern to society at large, and to the insurance industry in particular. Fraudulent claims result in increased premiums to all consumers and utilize countless resources from the insurance industry. The attorneys at Brewer, Krause, Brooks & Chastain, PLLC handling Arson/Insurance Fraud matters have over 70 years combined experience in investigation of arson and fraud cases, and importantly, litigating these cases in both state and federal courts in Tennessee and elsewhere across the country.
The attorneys are actively involved in teaching the insurance industry to identify indicia of insurance fraud and arson, and working in conjunction with governmental authorities to foster cooperation between the private sector and the public sector. Our attorneys author specific blogs to keep the community abreast of recent developments in this area of the law (http://tninsurancelitigation.com), have contributed chapters to comprehensive treatises such as Defending Against Insurance Fraud Claims, and regularly conduct training seminars (such as live burn exercises) to continually educate the insurance industry in new trends in fraud and arson, as well as new investigative techniques.
Our attorneys’ involvement can begin at the first notice of loss and continue to the conclusion of a claim. The attorneys in the Arson/Insurance Fraud Practice Group guide and counsel claims personnel to successful resolution of arson and fraud claims, taking examinations under oath, rendering coverage opinions, and drafting reservation of rights letters. They also recommend experts in the field of origin and cause, structural engineering, and many other fields which may be involved in arson and fraud claims. They stand ready to litigate any coverage disputes in these areas with professionalism and zeal.