Insurance Defense

The attorneys at Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP defend the policyholders of local, national and international insurance companies. Our insurance defense practice focuses on insurance companies that insure both individuals and businesses in a wide range of industries and individuals.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Defects
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • General Liability
  • Negligent Security and Protection
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Security Guard Liability
  • SIU Fraud
  • Wrongful Death

Recognizing and proving fraud in insurance claims

The insurance industry estimates that insurance fraud costs consumers and insurance companies at least $80 billion annually (Coalition Against Insurance Fraud – 2019). These claims and cases come in many forms, from staged automobile accidents to paper accidents to exaggerated medical billing, and involve not only claimants, but their lawyers and medical care providers as well.

Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP has extensive experience investigating and litigating insurance fraud claims. We utilize aggressive litigation strategies to obtain outstanding results, through early dismissals of cases, defense verdicts at trial or binding arbitration. Our fraud team has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of auto fraud, property claims, and uninsured motorist claims. They are well versed in tactics used by the fraudulent claimants and their attorneys. Our firm’s attorneys address the liability issues in fraud claims using experienced accident reconstruction and bio-mechanical experts, and attack fraudulent billing by the claimant’s medical care providers (i.e., improper use of CPT billing).

Providing scrupulous research and investigation of each claim

Our California civil litigation lawyers believe that winning requires not just legal know-how, but also the ability to successfully gather information about the opposing side. Furthermore, our firm conducts extensive investigations and discovery proceedings. This thorough legal and factual research helps us provide cost-effective representation to our clients and develop compelling arguments in the defense of our clients.

Bringing in-depth knowledge of claims handling

By using the latest software and technology, Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP assists our insurance company and self-insured clients with electronic billing, electronic document provision and electronic reporting requirement compliance. Our thorough knowledge of the claims handling procedure makes our firm the best choice for panel counsel. We win many cases on summary judgment, saving our clients from the expense and business disruption of a trial.

More than just a defense team.

At Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP we are not just concerned with your impending legal defense case. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting your needs. Our large team of highly-specialized attorneys can also help you with matters related to business law, employment law and other areas of civil litigation, including contracts, employee handbooks, compliance and much more.

Call us today at (818) 243-5200 for a no-cost consultation to discuss how we can best serve you.