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Founders Specialty Launches Unique Insurance Solution for Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys and Their Clients

LegalFeeGuard will offer Insurance for Liability under Georgia's Offer of Settlement Statute.

LegalFeeGuard is an insurance program that covers liability for attorney’s fees and costs under Georgia’s Offer of Settlement statute (O.C.G.A. 9-11-68). Attorneys can purchase the insurance on behalf of their client using a credit card on the www.legalfeeguard.com website. The program is underwritten by an A.M. Best ‘A-’ (Excellent) rated carrier on a surplus lines basis and is currently available for cases heard in Georgia’s State Courts or Federal Courts applying Georgia law. Policy limits range from $10,000 to $250,000.

Stephen S. van Wert, LegalFeeGuard Program Manager said, “We are very excited to bring the LegalFeeGuard insurance program to the legal community in Georgia. We believe that this program will proactively address various concerns that both plaintiff and defense counsel have with respect to the Georgia’s Offer of Settlement statute.”

Commenting on LegalFeeGuard, Kevin Merchant, LegalFeeGuard Product Manager said, “I couldn’t be happier to be a part of launching LegalFeeGuard in Georgia. My father was injured in an auto accident in 2014. He was rear-ended by a teenager who was texting and driving. He ended up accepting a settlement that was less than the cost of his medical bills. He recently told me ‘I wish I knew about LegalFeeGuard after my accident. I would have taken the case to trial.’ I feel strongly that LegalFeeGuard needs to be offered to every client when they receive their first Offer of Settlement.”

The premiums charged for a policy depend on when the policy is purchased. Three pricing tiers exist: (1) policies purchased within 30 days of the first Offer, (2) after 30 days of the first Offer, and (3) those within 90 days of trial.

For additional information, please visit www.legalfeeguard.com, contact Kevin Merchant at (727) 487-3106, kevin@legalfeeguard.com, or Stephen S. van Wert at (813) 999-8090, Stephen.vanwert@foundersspecialty.com.


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