The elements of a successful fraud claim

Posted on : January 18, 2016

If you have been in touch with a professional insurance lawyer, you will find it’s not a simple task to process a fraud claim. Common law fraud can in fact have an impact on almost any type of transaction. It is commonly seen in securities purchases, real estate, commercial acquisitions and more. In the USA, there are nine elements that must be presented in order to establish fraud and successfully process a claim. The plaintiff will need to plead the following nine elements in a fraud claim:

  • A representation of facts.
  • Its falsity.
  • Its materiality.
  • Representers’ knowledge of the falsity or ignorance of its truth.
  • Representers’ intent that it should be acted upon by the person in a reasonable way.
  • Injured party’s ignorance of falsity.
  • Reliance on its truth by the ignorant party.
  • The injured party’s right to relay thereon.
  • Consequent and proximate injury of the injured party.

All these elements must be legally presented when processing a fraud claim. In fact, each element needs to be specifically and clearly pleaded by the plaintiff. To ensure that everything is correctly represented, hiring an insurance attorney is certainly advisable.

Schleifman Law can assist you with successfully processing your fraud claim

If you would like to process a fraud claim in Fairfax County, hiring a professional business or insurance attorney is a must. At Schleifman Law, we have over 25 years of experience in mediation, arbitration, litigation and negotiation. We will ensure your fraud claim is professionally prepared, processed and pleaded on your behalf.

If you would like to gather more information on how to go about processes a fraud claim and for further legal advice and guidance, contact us via email or telephone at Schleifman Law today.

Insurance lawyers can assist you with the following claims

Posted on : January 11, 2016

It can be quite frustrating, not to mention costly, when insurance contracts go wrong. It might feel like the end of the road, but there are literally hundreds of insurance declaratory judgment and breach of contract actions in progress across the USA at any given time. With the help of the right insurance lawyer, you will be able to take the matter further and expect success. More importantly, an experienced insurance attorney will be able to advise you on the various options available to you, so that you can make an educated decision on how to proceed.

Whether your claim is related to small business insurance or personal insurance, your dedicated insurance attorney should be able to assist you to resolve the matter efficiently and effectively, without drawing the process out. A professional business attorney or insurance attorney should be able to help you with the following types of claims:

  • Fire damage, explosions, water losses, construction defects, boiler and machinery failures, and inland marine losses, which fall under subrogation claims.
  • Commercial general liability.
  • Employment practice liability.
  • Liability for pollution.
  • Professional errors and omissions.
  • Improper performance of duties claims.

Assistance with insurance claims provided by Schleifman Law

We are a law firm experienced in handling a variety of complex insurance cases. We have represented policyholders and insurers and have in-depth knowledge required to provide litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation assistance, to quickly and efficiently get to the bottom of claims and ensure they are fairly and legally resolved.

At Schleifman Law, we have over 25 years experience in the field of insurance law and will ensure your case is handled with the professionalism and attention to detail that it deserves. For more information and advice on the insurance claims we can assist you with, contact us via email or telephone at Schleifman Law today.

Starting a business in the New Year? Get professional legal advice

Posted on : January 4, 2016

If you plan on starting a business in the New Year, you might want to seek out the professional advice and guidance of a small business attorney or law firm. It goes without saying that starting a business in Fairfax County, or anywhere really, can be a daunting task. Of course you will need to determine what your products and services will entail, but there’s a great deal more to consider too.

As a new business owner you will need to spend some time choosing a business attorney who will be able to advise you during the upcoming years. Deciding on the legal form of your business is quite important. You will then need to organize a variety of other things including:

  • Decide what type of business entity you should operate under.
  • Obtaining legal business licenses and permits for your business.
  • Set definitions in place to determine the legal rights, duties and obligations of your business officers, directors, partners and members.
  • Developing a pricing or cost structure for your products and services.
  • Decide on and set up an accounting system.
  • Opening a bank account.
  • Managing business and employee tax contributions and deductions.
  • Setting business insurance in place.
  • Arrange financing.
  • Decide how to legally protect trade secrets.

The legal implications of starting a new business can seem daunting, especially when you’ve just started a New Year, but they don’t have to be. With the help of the right professional business attorneys, you can have the legal side of your business handled efficiently and effectively for you.

Get legal advice for starting a business from Fairfax County business attorneys, Schleifman Law

At Schleifman Law in Fairfax County, we offer professional legal advice to start-up as well as large multi-national companies. We can fully provide you on all the legal requirements of starting up a new business and assist you every step of the way from deciding on whether to operate as a membership corporation, limited liability company, formal partnership or joint venture, to the drawing up of legal governing documentation, bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and more.

If you want to ensure that all your legal affairs are in order when starting your new business, partner with us at Schleifman Law. For more information and legal advice, contact us via email or telephone at Schleifman Law today.

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