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Virginia EUO and Fraud Analysis Attorneys

Virginia EUO and Fraud Analysis Attorneys

McKenry Dancigers Dawson’s attorneys assist insurance companies with investigating questionable property and liability claims, including suspicious fires, questionable burglary claims, fraudulent auto theft claims, or staged auto accidents. We take examinations under oath of the insureds, as well as sworn statements of claimants, informants or persons who claim to be insureds, and make recommendations to the insurance companies regarding questionable claims. If a claim is denied, the carrier will be in a good position to defend its denial based on our investigation.  We have litigated and have helped our insurance company clients avoid litigation over “bad faith” claims. To discuss your needs, please contact us by telephone or...

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Virginia Toxic Tort Defense Attorneys

Virginia Toxic Tort Defense Attorneys

For many years, Virginia has been fertile ground for toxic tort litigation, including cases involving asbestosis, silicosis, lead paint, mold, and Chinese drywall.  For over 40 years, McKenry Dancigers Dawson has specialized in defending local governments, businesses, and individuals in toxic tort cases. Product manufacturers and suppliers have historically been the targets of such claims, but with each passing year, and the increasing number of bankruptcies, the scope of such suits have broadened to include landlords, property owners, contractors, subcontractors, and employers. Defendants, whether self-insured or through their insurance carriers, can develop strategies to deal with such suits and associated defense costs.   McKenry Dancigers Dawson can assist clients in developing and implementing strategies to deal with toxic tort suits in a cost effective manner, and yet still mount an effective and target specific defense. Our experience in these areas also allows us to work efficiently and proactively to resolve meritorious cases in a cost-effective manner consistent with the client’s goals. We have the knowledge, experience, and facilities to effectively represent parties in mass toxic tort matters, as well as specific matters that may occasionally arise from a release of a hazardous or toxic substance. To discuss your toxic tort case, please contact us by telephone or...

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Local Counsel in Virginia

Local Counsel in Virginia

Whether in need of local counsel for matters pending in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia, or one of Virginia’s many circuit courts, lawyers frequently turn to McKenry Dancigers Dawson to assist with their Virginia litigation cases. We view our local counsel role as more than just an office through which to arrange filings. Our Virginia lawyers will help you and your legal team navigate the Eastern District of Virginia’s “Rocket Docket,” where trials often happen within 10 months of filing and where the court strictly enforces its deadlines in the Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order, including the local rule where discovery objections are due within 15 days, not 30 days. We are very familiar with removals to federal court, motions to remand to state court, as well as Rule 12(b) motions to transfer venue, challenge personal jurisdiction, or dismiss a case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Our Virginia lawyers will also guide you through the sometimes archaic procedural rules found in Virginia state courts, including when and how to “crave oyer” and the rare times in which summary judgment can be granted in Virginia Circuit Court. The Virginia lawyers at Mckenry Dancigers Dawson have handled cases in the Alexandria, Richmond, and Norfolk divisions of the Rocket Docket and have appeared in every Circuit Court in Virginia. We are trial lawyers. Our office is conveniently located and available for in-house space for depositions and...

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Virginia Insurance Defense Lawyers

Virginia Insurance Defense Lawyers

When any significant dispute arises over an insurance claim, the insurer’s selection of defense counsel is extremely important. These complex cases demand in-depth knowledge of all applicable laws and an established network of highly qualified experts. You should also have confidence that your law firm will start building the case for a possible trial from day one. Our experience has shown that clients who are prepared for trial tend to obtain the most favorable...

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Virginia Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney

The attorneys at McKenry Dancigers Dawson aggressively defend workers’ compensation cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We represent: Employers Carriers Self-insureds Our experienced team balances aggressive case handling with skillful negotiating to resolve cases in a cost-effective manner. Our attorneys handle claims under: The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act (“LHWCA”) Defense Base Act Areas of practice include: Asbestosis Death Benefits Dispute Resolution EDI Indemnity Benefits Injuries by Accident Mediation Medical Awards Medicare Set Asides Medicare Secondary Payer Act Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP (“MMSEA”) Occupational Disease Peer Review Permanent and Total Disability Prevailing Community Rate Issues Settlements Subrogation & Third Party Issues Uninsured Employer’s Fund Vocational Rehabilitation To discuss your needs, call or email us...

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Virginia Subrogation Lawyers

Virginia Subrogation Lawyers

For insurers, subrogation claims are critical for recovering costs and maintaining profitability.  Yet subrogation issues can readily become extremely complex.  In this niche field of law, experienced legal guidance is critical for success.  McKenry Dancigers Dawson provides comprehensive subrogation services across Virginia. Experienced Subrogation Legal Counsel For Insurers At McKenry Dancigers Dawson, our subrogation attorneys have extensive experience navigating the complexities of these claims. We assist insurers in identifying and pursuing potential collateral sources for recovery. Our lawyers have obtained favorable verdicts in large subrogation actions, and we have represented both local and national insurance companies. Our firm is well-equipped to handle claims stemming from catastrophic losses. Collectively, our firm has handled tens of thousands of subrogation claims for insurers nationwide. This wealth of experience translates to effective and efficient strategies for success. We provide knowledgeable legal guidance on subrogation issues relating to: Property damage recovery, including fire losses, water damage from flooding and water intrusion, product liability and other cases involving significant losses Auto damage recovery stemming from car accidents, truck accidents and motor vehicle accidents Workers’ compensation recovery for medical coverage, lost wages and other losses associated with injured workers Maritime and admiralty losses, including cargo, vessels, marinas, and maritime-related personal injury cases, including Jones Act and LHWCA claims We work diligently on behalf of our insurance clients to litigate against negligent third parties. Our legal team includes skilled litigators with extensive experience in state and federal courts. We are strong advocates dedicated to maintaining high levels of organization and meticulous attention to detail — crucial skills that come into play when evaluating plan language and wading through voluminous documentary evidence. Clients appreciate not only the exceptional quality of our legal services, but also our timeliness, prompt communication and thorough preparation. Our experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of civil areas gives us a valuable, well-rounded perspective. Learn More During A Free Initial Consultation | Contingency Fee Representation For more information about our subrogation practice, please contact us at 757-461-2500. The initial consultation is free of charge, and we handle most subrogation cases on a contingency fee basis.  We handle subrogation matters throughout...

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