Insurance Defense

Ghantous Law Corporation Represents Insureds involved in Indemnity, Tender and Insurance Coverage Disputes

About Us

Karyne Ghantous San Ramon AttorneyKaryne T. Ghantous is a California licensed attorney with over 25 years of litigation and insurance defense experience successfully negotiating the resolution of, and trying cases in State and Federal court, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, Solano County and Monterey County.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver aggressive, yet cost-effective results allowing you to focus on your company’s business objectives instead of costly litigation. Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] or call us at 925-242-2431.

Ghantous Law Corporation is a women-owned business, women-owned law firm. DUNS #012089013.

We provide insurance defense advice and counsel to businesses and individuals involved in liability claims and litigation. When a lawsuit is filed, contracts and insurance policies often dictate who will pay for the cost of the litigation. The insurers generally have the right to control the defense if coverage is triggered and will appoint insurance defense counsel to defend the insured -- most frequently involving property damage and bodily injury claims either covered or potentially covered by a commercial general liability policy, professional liability policy or homeowner policy.

When Should I Notify My Insurer of A Lawsuit?

Most liability claims implicate an insurance policy which in turn could trigger an insurance defense obligation in the event of litigation. The first step in managing any litigation is to determine who will pay for the cost of the defense, i.e. attorneys’ fees and costs. If you or your business is faced with a lawsuit, there must be consideration of tendering the defense to the company’s insurers or the insurers of any entity potentially owing indemnity to the business by contract. For this reason, it is critical to have the company’s contracts and insurance policies fully evaluated in the event of a lawsuit. An understanding of insurance law matters is critical to successfully defending the litigation or shifting the cost of the litigation to someone other than your or your company.

The duty to defend and indemnify found in a contract or insurance policy are separately interpreted by the courts in a body of law that is constantly evolving. Failing to tender a claim to the appropriate insurance carrier, within the policy period, can result in the loss of thousands of dollars, or even worse, waiver of the insurance coverage. If you or your business has been sued, it is important to retain an experienced insurance defense attorney to not only assist you with successfully defending the litigation, but to ensure that any rights you may have by contract or insurance are fully pursued.

Why Hire Ghantous Law Corporation?

Using the over 25 years of litigation and insurance defense experience, we regularly serve as independent counsel and defense counsel on behalf of HOA's, property owners, contractors and insureds involved in a variety of liability litigation matters and have successfully achieved an offensive defense while utilizing cost effective strategies to obtain the best results for our clients.  We assist our clients in making decisions throughout the litigation so that there is a collaborative effort with California defense counsel to end the litigation as quickly as possible so our clients can make informed decisions at every phase of the litigation process and decide how and when the case should be resolved.

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