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Anchorage Insurance Defense & Coverage Lawyers

Insurance Defense

At the law offices of Matthews & Zahare, we provide representation for businesses and individuals throughout the State of Alaska. Based in Anchorage, we have represented and defended small businesses, major international corporations and individuals in lawsuits in State and Federal courts from Ketchikan to Nome.

From premises and auto liability suits to complex professional liability and product defect matters, our attorneys provide dedicated and aggressive representation focused on results. Our experience in general casualty law spans a variety of areas, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, to simple slip and fall or transportation matters.

In addition to our general litigation practice, some of the areas we defend include:

· Insurance defense

· Automobile, including UM/UIM

· Motor Carriers, including trucks and buses

· Premises liability

· Dram Shop liability

· Employment law

· Products liability

· Professional malpractice claims

· Construction defect

· Toxic torts, including pollution matters

Dedicated to providing our clients with practical solutions, our firm has the technical and professional resources necessary to provide practical and efficient services. Every member of our firm is dedicated to integrity and responsiveness, in order to provide clients with practical solutions.

Each of our lawyers is admitted to practice in State Courts in Alaska as well as the United States District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. We pursue both litigation and alternative dispute resolution techniques in order to reach the best possible result or our clients. Focused on integrity, responsiveness, practicality, and legal excellence, we listen to the concerns of our clients in order to come up with a strategy meets their financial and legal goals. Not every case deserves a trial, but when it does, we have the experience and resources to see it through.

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Unlike many States, Alaska still has many areas of unsettled insurance law. We regularly work with insurance companies to provide coverage opinions and assistance with interpretation of insurance policies under Alaska law. We provide advice on the duty to defend, the duty to settle, reservation of rights and independent counsel issues.

We have provided advice and assistance relating to comprehensive general liability policies, auto and homeowner's policies, errors and omissions policies, directors and officers policies, and such specialty coverages as employment practices, environmental and maritime policies.

If your matter needs a Declaratory Judgment, we are equipped to handle it. We work directly with insurers to provide independent, and dedicated representation in litigated coverage disputes. But, we also work regularly with insurers who prefer national coverage counsel, but still appreciate the need for a local perspective.

No insurance company likes to be involved in defending a bad faith claim. But, we also understand you don't want to make bad law. If you get sued for bad faith, we are here to help. Our lawyers understand the issues that arise in bad faith matters and the heightened concern with which insurers treat claims for extra-contractual damages. We work diligently to eliminate these claims and to avoid setting bad precedents.

We invite you to contact us so we can arrange a private meeting for you with one of our skilled Anchorage insurance attorneys. Our lawyers have more than 90 years of combined legal experience and a broad scope of experience in tort liability.

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Matthews & Zahare, P.C.
911 West 8th Ave., Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501

Toll Free: 888-796-2925
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