Insurance Lawyers and Subrogation | The Woodlands

Woodall Batchelor, insurance lawyers in The Woodlands, provides high quality first and third party defense, coverage and large loss subrogation in The Woodlands, Texas and the surrounding areas, as well as in Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market. Large-loss subrogation litigation requires collaboration between the insurance company and a team of aggressive, experienced insurance lawyers. Implementing a successful subrogation program is one of the greatest challenges facing any insurer. Companies that forego subrogation claims are essentially forfeiting a portion of their profit. With over 40 years of combined experience, Woodall Batchelor has aggressively and successfully asserted the subrogation rights of insurers in Texas and abroad. We rely on an established network of investigators, engineers and other experts to help us proactively resolve these claims. Our goal is to reach a positive result for each client, and do so efficiently, adding value to our clients’ bottom line.

Attorneys For Insurance Law & Subrogation

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Our insurance lawyers have the experience and skills necessary to handle a broad spectrum of claims on behalf of insurance companies, self-insured entities and third party adjusters. Some of the cases we handle involve fire, flood, product defects, construction defects, regulatory violations, and personal injury payouts. We are available to handle subrogation claims involving commercial, residential or governmental property, devoting to each the time and energy necessary to win these sometimes-difficult cases. Insurance defense and subrogation issues are one of the main foundations of our practice. When you come to us, you can be confident that your claim will be pursued to the fullest possible extent, and that it will be pursued with your company’s budget in mind. We welcome any opportunity to assist you with insurance defense or subrogation needs. We are confident you will find our retention to be a value-added element of your bottom line.

Subrogation claims are a method for insurance companies, and syndicates in Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market, to receive reimbursement against the party who is at fault for legitimate claims paid to the insured. At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we represent insurance companies in all types of subrogation claims. In fact, we have a large loss subrogation team ready to respond immediately to assist clients upon notice of a loss.

Large Loss Subrogation

Our subrogation team at Woodall Batchelor routinely handles the most complex and highest-value subrogation claims for many of the world’s largest insurers and reinsurers; however, we also have substantial experience handling midsize subrogation matters, and we are always willing to evaluate matters of any size for our subrogation clients. Moreover, while some of our clients prefer to handle their smaller subrogation claims in-house, we are frequently asked to consult with clients on such cases and participate in negotiating, mediating, and arbitrating any claim for which our services can add value. We have hands-on experience coordinating the investigation of large property losses throughout Texas and abroad in London. We have assembled teams of forensic experts, origin and cause investigators, engineers, metallurgists, combustion scientists, and fire protection specialists to analyze and determine the root causes of large losses, often under extreme time pressure.

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At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we pride ourselves on our early and regular communication with clients regarding the status of the ongoing investigation, our theories of liability, our review of key documents, and our analysis of the relevant legal issues. We typically propose mediation at an early stage in the subrogation process to eliminate the time and expense of protracted litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, however, we aggressively pursue the case through trial and appeal if necessary. In matters brought to trial, our subrogation team has an impressive track record of success. We also have considerable success in mediating and arbitrating subrogation claims.


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Insurance Lawyers and Subrogation in The Woodlands, Texas

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We take a team-oriented approach in handling your subrogation claim. Insurance lawyers at our firm collaborate with experts to identify who is responsible for the loss. Those individuals or companies must be held accountable for their actions. If an insurance company is entitled to recovery for an insurance payment to a client, we will diligently pursue the subrogation claim in federal or state court. We can handle effectively subrogation claims for our clients. Whether the claim involves medical payments, building or structural damage, or automobile accidents, we diligently pursue reimbursement for our clients’ financial loss and pursue their subrogation rights. Our team at Woodall Batchelor understands that for insurers, subrogation claims are critical for recovering costs and maintaining profitability. Yet subrogation issues can readily become extremely complex. In this niche field of law, experienced legal guidance is critical for success.

Our subrogation attorneys have extensive experience navigating the complexities of these claims. We assist insurers and municipal entities in identifying and pursuing potential collateral sources for recovery. We have obtained favorable verdicts in large subrogation actions, and we have represented both local and national insurance companies. We work diligently on behalf of our insurance clients to litigate against negligent third parties. Our legal team includes skilled litigators with extensive experience in state and federal courts. We are strong advocates dedicated to maintaining high levels of organization and meticulous attention to detail—crucial skills that come into play when evaluating plan language and wading through voluminous documentary evidence.

Clients appreciate not only the exceptional quality of our legal services, but also our accessibility, timeliness, prompt communication and thorough preparation. Our experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of areas gives us a valuable, well-rounded perspective. Woodall Batchelor PLLC prides itself on its early investigation, evaluation, and prosecution of subrogation claims, where our insurance lawyers may assist with, among other things, analysis of contracts, leases and other documents. Additionally, we provide expert selection, retention and management, and we perform scene management and preservation of evidence. We can also identify potential defendants and complete rapid joint scene inspections and destructive examination of evidence. We also provide swift comprehensive evaluations of subrogation potential.

Traditionally, many insurance companies would enlist the use of their insurance defense firm to litigate and collect on subrogation claims; however, over time many insurance carriers realized that their subrogation claims were not getting the same attention as the defense cases where the insurance lawyers billed by the hour.  Even still, many insurance companies have turned to dedicated subrogation firms, like Woodall Batchelor PLLC, to handle and collect upon their subrogation claims. We have invested in the manpower and infrastructure to handle litigating and collecting upon subrogation claims all over Texas and abroad. Our main interest in successfully litigating and collecting on subrogation claims dovetails with our clients.  Put simply, our success is our clients’ success.


At Woodall Batchelor, we offer a personalized, small law firm experience, while providing the highest quality legal services for our clients.