If you are named as a defendant in a lawsuit associated with an insurance policy you need to be aware of your rights under California law. What is Cumis Counsel in San Diego and why is that important to policy holders facing a lawsuit? Cumis Counsel is your own independent attorney, paid for by your insurance company!
Why would my insurance company pay for my own independent counsel?
For two simple reasons:
- The attorneys representing the insurance company do not represent you, they represent the insurance policy itself. This is a conflict of interest under California law, as their first responsibility is to protect the insurance policy (and the company who issued it). If this means throwing you under the proverbial bus by shifting negligent responsibility to you the attorneys for the insurance company will absolutely do so unless your Cumis Counsel prevents them from taking that action, and
- Because they are required by California law to do so
The experienced insurance litigation attorneys at the Watkins Firm have decades of successful experience litigating cases here in San Diego and southern California. Ask about our track record of success and experience as Cumis Counsel in San Diego and how we can help to protect your interests. We work side-by-side with the attorneys from your insurance company during all negotiations, depositions and settlement conferences representing and protecting your interests.
We also work to review coverage questions for individual and business clients to protect against the denial of valid claims and actions that qualify as insurance bad faith under California law. This experience combined with our litigation expertise ensures that as your Cumis Counsel we have the knowledge and skill to protect your interests and ensure that any settlement or resolution in your case prevents personal exposure. What is Cumis Counsel in San Diego and who should you call for a proven independent counsel to represent your interests? We invite you to call the Watkins Firm for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.