Every year, we handle a myriad of motor vehicle claims in Massachusetts. We try these cases, when they cannot be otherwise resolved, before judges and juries.
We submit many claims to arbitration, and settle countless others by showing your adversary that you are correct on liability, damages or the law of coverage.
Automobile Collision Services:
Attorney Gillis has prosecuted thousands of small-dollar physical damage and medical benefit subrogation claims arising from auto collisions. These claims are labor intensive and require experienced personnel working with a time-tested, cost-efficient process if a carrier is to succeed in this area.
The firm has developed highly effective systems to handle these types of small claims. Ordinarily, the firm is able to obtain a judgment and where appropriate suspend a driver’s license within six months of file intake.
Attorney Gillis is considered by some to be the leading authority in Massachusetts on the use and, in particular, misuse of the non-permissive use doctrine as a defense to auto coverage. Often, the firm makes substantial recoveries for its clients – including property damage, personal injury protection and uninsured motorist benefits – on files that have been closed due to a coverage disclaimer from another carrier.
It pays to have all claims that are denied because of alleged non-permissive use scrutinized by an experienced, creative subrogation attorney to verify the validity of the defense before a subrogation claim is abandoned.
Vehicles are destroyed by fire and, as a result, insurance benefits are expended everyday in this country because of defects in the vehicle.
These are very difficult cases to prosecute because often the amount of money at stake is not much more than what it will cost for a carrier to hire an expert to prove the defect. But they are not impossible and in the hands of aggressive, seasoned subrogation counsel, recoveries on these losses can be realized.