Insurance Coverage and Defense

Flora Pettit’s attorneys have extensive experience litigating and counseling clients in matters affecting the insurance industry.  Our attorneys routinely represent clients in matters involving insurance coverage, and we also represent clients who are insured under various policies providing a defense against claims asserted against them.  Our experience and insight into many topics important to the insurance industry allow us to serve our clients by providing exceptional legal services enhanced by an understanding of the business and regulatory issues impacting the issues important to our clients. 

Insurance Coverage

Our insurance coverage experience includes successfully litigating coverage disputes in numerous federal and state courts throughout Virginia and around the country.  This includes litigation arising from many different types of insurance, including:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Business Auto
  • Personal Auto
  • Commercial Auto/Trucking
  • Homeowners
  • Property
  • Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions
  • Contractor’s Liability
  • Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • UM/UIM 
  • Umbrella and Excess

We also routinely provide coverage opinions and other risk management and counseling services to our insurance coverage clients for a wide array of insurance issues arising under various types of policies.  Our attorneys are respected for their experience and have published and presented seminars on various topics relating to insurance coverage.

Insurance Defense

Flora Pettit’s attorneys also have experience litigating various kinds of matters for clients whose insurers are defending them pursuant to many types of insurance policies.  These matters arise in numerous industries and raise diverse issues giving us a breadth and depth of experience to handle almost any litigation relating to claims made against insureds. We routinely handle insurance defense matters involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, professional negligence, and other civil litigation.

Our attorneys also have a special emphasis on defending trucking and transportation claims.  We have defended lawsuits throughout Virginia against interstate carriers with large fleets, small motor carriers and owner/operators.  Given our experience in this area, we have developed relationships with other professionals who can supplement our services for our transportation clients, including accident reconstructionists, independent adjusters and traffic and criminal attorneys.  Our attorneys also routinely participate in national trucking and transportation seminars, and we are members of various organizations dedicated to transportation law, including TIDA and DRI’s Transportation Section.

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