A claim or potential claim that is reported early frequently can be “repaired.” Our claims staff will work with you to find ways to reduce damages or mitigate a claim before it develops into a lawsuit.
You purchased professional liability insurance to give you peace of mind and to protect your clients and your financial security in the event of a malpractice claim.
With Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual, you receive insurance coverage plus the services of a claims staff devoted to giving prompt and personal attention to your concerns. Please call us any time you have a question about an actual or potential claim.
Report a matter when you first become aware of it. Call WILMIC at (800) 373-3839.
Many policyholders call our claims attorneys, Brian Anderson or Joseph McCarthy, about a claim, potential claim or grievance, then follow up with a letter. Reporting options include:
When reporting a claim, potential claim or grievance, include:
After reviewing your report, our claims staff will work with you to determine a course of action to resolve the claim or potential claim. Your knowledge of the client, the circumstances surrounding your representation, and the substantive area of law will help us find a responsible solution. Depending on the circumstances, the next step may be to:
We will not settle a claim without your consent. (If you refuse to consent to a settlement that we consider appropriate, some other conditions apply. Please see your policy.) Likewise, you will have the opportunity to review any letters sent to the client denying the claim. You will be involved in all major decisions related to your claim.
Only a small percentage of the matters reported to us develop into lawsuits. If that happens, we will retain counsel to defend you. Your attorney will work closely with you and us. Please call our claims staff any time you have questions about your claim.
In the interest of resolving your claim and protecting your defenses, we ask that you talk with us before: