Colorado Joins States Requiring Pre-Suit Disclosure Of Third-Party Liability Insurance Limits

There is an ongoing debate in the insurance field over whether a liability insurer has a duty to reveal its policy limits to a third-party claimant even before a lawsuit is filed. One approach—supported by the trial lawyers—presupposes that knowledge … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Welcomes Sarah “Sally” Fry Bruch To The Firm

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. (“MWL”) is pleased to welcome seasoned trial lawyer Sarah “Sally” Fry Bruch to the firm as a senior litigating associate. Sally brings with her a wealth of insurance and general litigation experience to MWL’s Hartford, … Learn More

Handling Insurance Claims Through Email

As millions sit at home and are able to continue working somewhat effectively thanks to the Internet, email, VPN’s, and other miracles of internet and computer science, many of us still recall the “good ole’ days” of conducting business with … Learn More

Historic Changes To Michigan No-Fault Law Effective July 1, 2020

The Michigan Legislature passed no-fault auto insurance laws in 1973 and like a T-Rex guarding its bone, has been holding on to this dysfunctional approach to auto insurance ever since. Instead of running away completely from the problem and joining … Learn More

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Wishes Everyone A Blessed Easter!

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. would like to wish all of our clients and friends a very blessed Easter. While Easter means different things to different people, we celebrate the Good News which Easter represents. It is the fulfillment of … Learn More

Subrogating Rental Car Company Physical Damage And Loss Of Use Claims

Automobile rentals is a $29 billion industry and constitutes a significant portion of the transport sector in America. In 2018, there were 2,212,925 rental vehicles on U.S roads. There are six million auto accidents in the U.S. every year, and … Learn More

Befriending Your Adversary: Catching Flies With Honey

Negotiations skills are a subrogation adjuster or attorney’s best friend and the most essential skill that can be developed for maximizing the profitability and recovery potential of your claims. Less than 1% of all subrogation claims end up in litigation. … Learn More

General Contractor Overhead And Profit And AOB Insurance Scams

A storm is rising, and it isn’t the type which causes damage to homes and vehicles. It causes damage of a much more insidious nature. Following a storm or other natural disaster, canvassers hired by the “hail cartel”—lawyers or opportunistic … Learn More

Workers’ Compensation Claims Pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The chances of contracting the Coronavirus (also called “COVID-19”) are slim, but the number of those infected is increasing daily. It is only a matter of time before a worker contracts COVID-19 through their place of employment (i.e., a doctor, … Learn More

Keeping Your Cases Moving During The COVID-19 Crisis

Many subrogation professionals will find themselves working from home in the near future. While much can be accomplished from a computer keyboard, there are certain activities essential to investigating and litigating subrogation files which are going to mandate a creative … Learn More