Claims can have several different meanings, depending on the legal context of each individual case. In insurance-related cases, for instance, a claim refers to an inquiry made to an insurance company regarding payment as indicated by their policy. Such claims are then evaluated by said insurance company as a means of determining the validity of the requested compensation. Insurance disputes between parties over a claim may result in lawsuits, which would then require the expert opinion of a claims expert witness.
The coverage stated by an insurance policy may be violated by a breach of contract on behalf of either party, resulting in potential litigation. Claims expert witnesses may also be experienced with such matters as bad faith, subrogation, insurance fraud, excess and surplus lines insurance, auto liability insurance, builders risk insurance, captive insurance, inland marine insurance, breach of fiduciary duties, brokerage, disability insurance, workers compensation, real estate insurance, healthcare insurance, automotive insurance, or life insurance polices, among other related disputes.
Claims may also refer to the right of a patent or copyright, as requested by the supposed owner/creator of a brand, product, or service. If this claim is refused or violated in some manner, the situation may be grounds for a lawsuit. While often involved over insurance matters, claims may refer to any type of compensation being sought out by those within a lawsuit, meaning that claims expert witnesses often have differing backgrounds, depending on the nature of each individual case.
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