Decades of Experience with Fire Loss Claims
Attorney Howard E. Gurwin holds the seasoned legal judgment in these matters that you can use. Even when your case falls in a gray area or involves an uncertain legal principle, he can provide you with intelligent guidance so you can move forward with your case confidently.
Our firm has spent more than four decades building a network of connections you can rely on when recovering from your fire. You can depend on us to provide you with the objective, candid guidance you need to move forward with your case, both legally and practically.
The insurance companies and their legal counsel know who we are. They also know that we do not sit and wait for a case to settle. Instead, we work to have your case ready for trial at every phase.
We take that approach to protect your rights and maximize your leverage during any negotiations. Whether we advise you to accept a settlement, to negotiate or go to trial, you will rest easier knowing you are relying on our team’s experienced judgment.
Examinations Under Oath
One of the least understood and the most critical stage of filing an insurance claim is when the insurance company asks you to appear for an examination under oath. An examination under oath is similar to a deposition when an attorney hired by the insurance company asks the insured questions about their claim under oath. This is part of the insurance company’s investigative practices. Under Michigan law and the laws of most states, the insurance company is given extraordinary latitude in what it can ask. Often when an insured submits to an examination under oath, their claim can be made or broken at this stage. This is the time you absolutely need experienced counsel. Nightmares are often created when inexperienced counsel represents a plaintiff on an insurance claim at the examination under oath stage as well as in subsequent litigation.
Our office has represented insureds for decades at Examinations Under Oath. We do not charge for an initial consultation with regard to an examination under oath, and our fee arrangements are flexible depending on the nature of the case and the desire of the client.