Responsive resolution of insurance claims.
Claims settlement negotiation has the constant potential to dissolve into rancour, extreme legal expense and ultimate dissatisfaction for all parties.
During Thomas Percival’s two decades of working with clients, large and small, in this arena, he has learned how to bring responsive, efficient and trustworthy resolution to the business of claims settlement. From preliminary file review to active courtroom litigation, Percival Law is well equipped to respond to our clients’ specific requirements, employing a proactive approach emphasizing speedy resolution through settlement conferences at the outset. The vast majority of claims are resolved without the delay and expense of discoveries, and usually within 6 months of file carriage.
Clients of Percival Law align with us to bring our proactive capabilities and collaborative resolution-oriented approach to the table.
CAs Percival Law’s proactive approach is as well-suited for mediations as it is for informal settlement conferences, Thomas Percival also offers mediation services to assist other lawyers in resolving their clients’ claims.
Mediation represents a valuable opportunity to resolve a dispute in the process of litigation but outside the restrictions imposed by litigation of a dispute all the way to resolution imposed by a third party decision-maker following a trial. Mediation is a voluntary endeavor in which a neutral and impartial mediator facilitates the negotiation with direct and candid dialogue between the parties aimed at narrowing issues and providing for mutual concessions to bridge the gap between the parties’ respective positions, leaving the parties in charge of crafting a mutually agreeable settlement. However, a mediator’s role is secondary to the role of the parties themselves, since it revolves around authority remaining with the parties to the dispute, with no authority entrusted to the mediator.
For a mediation to work successfully, both sides need to be committed to participating in good faith, prepared to engage in a frank dialogue, resolution-focused, and attending with authority to ultimately agree upon a settlement at the end of the process. Even if a settlement is not reached at the mediation, a mediation allows parties opportunities to communicate, to identify and narrow all the issues, and, most importantly to be heard, all of which increases the likelihood of settlement later on, prior to trial, if at all possible.
With a dynamic, flexible and adaptive style, Thomas Percival fluctuates between an evaluative and facilitative role tailored toward the unique nuances of any particular dispute, and the personalities of parties involved, maximizing the prospects of resolution.
Studiously avoiding duplication of effort
and unnecessary expense.
Percival Law is a proactive modern firm conceived out of a collaborative vision. Through a synergistic consolidation of a network of legal and adjusting resources, skills and knowledge,
we deliver practical efficiency.
Efficient procedures that keep clients fully
and transparently informed.
Percival Law has adopted a paperless, portal-based approach to client communication whereby clients can readily access all relevant files and current reports online.
We are exceptionally responsive and accessible.
All the time.