Insurance Defense & Insurance Coverage

Gill Ragon Owen is proud to represent and defend both insurance companies and their insureds throughout Arkansas from all manner of claims, including:

  • Personal injury 
  • Death and other losses resulting from negligence
  • Intentional conduct
  • Strict liability
  • Condition of premises
  • Defective construction
  • Employee injury
  • Worker’s compensation

We also represent insurance companies in defending bad faith and unfair claims settlement practices, as well as assist in the litigation of disputes over policy coverage. Our dedicated attorneys have handled countless insurance defense and coverage matters, including:

  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Priority of coverage issues
  • Coverage disputes
  • Additional insured
  • Tenders
  • Disclaimers

The Insurance Defense and Insurance Coverage Legal Process

The attorneys of Gill Ragon Owen provide an innovative and zealous defense of our clients’ rights. From start to finish, our goal is to bring your case to a swift and favorable resolution. We always attempt to settle matters out of court, but if that proves impossible, we are ready and able to launch an aggressive defense. 

The steps of the process are as follows:  

  • Evaluation and resolution of claims before litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Administrative hearings
  • Litigation and jury trials in state and federal courts throughout Arkansas
  • Appeal of cases to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

No matter where you’re located, GRO is here to represent your best interests. Our insurance defense and coverage attorneys defend cases in counties across the state of Arkansas as well as the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Insurance Defense and Insurance Coverage FAQ

We often receive questions like these from our prospective clients. While the answers are correct at the time of writing, we cannot guarantee real-time updates to any changes in the law. This should not be construed as legal advice of any kind. If you have further questions, you should consult an insurance attorney. 

If I have insurance, who will pick my lawyer? And does that lawyer represent my company or me?

Generally speaking, your insurance company will select the lawyer that represents you and defend you against the suit brought against you. The attorney represents the insured party.

What are my obligations as an insured party?

Your obligations are to cooperate with your attorney and your insurance company. Please provide your attorney with all of the information they need, work with them to prepare your deposition, and – if necessary – prepare for and appear at your trial.

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