First & Third Party Claim Defense
Since its inception, Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson has devoted the majority of its practice to defense of first and third party automobile, homeowner, and premises liability lawsuits on behalf of insurance companies. These claims include physical and emotional injuries and all other damages resulting from auto, trucking, property damage and slip and fall accidents. Whether defending an insured against liability claims or the insurer in a first party lawsuit, we carefully evaluate all aspects of litigation from its inception to its resolution. Our attorneys are skilled in handling first party claims involving allegations of bad faith, breach of contract, violations of state insurance and trade practice regulation, negligence and fraud. We are also skilled in providing coverage investigations, opinions and defense in both first and third party cases. We routinely represent insureds in a number of claims brought by third parties including anti-trust, asbestos, construction, deceptive trade practices, defense of directors and financial institutions, environmental contamination, general business torts, general premise liability, lender liability, product liability, professional liability defense, real estate and toxic tort.