You have a blowout. You have an accident, damaging the rig or other equipment. You have a personal injury. Your insurance carrier is lawyered up to find a reason to deny your claim. Or your claim has already been denied, or partially denied. You need your own advocate for coverage.

Cain & Skarnulis is uniquely positioned to help clients with their oil and gas insurance claims. The firm knows the oil and gas business and has negotiated deals and litigated disputes of all stripes. But the firm also has a depth of experience in insurance. Our lawyers have litigated, arbitrated, and tried a variety of insurance and reinsurance matters.

We can help you and your business with its claims under a variety of policies and coverages:

  • Well Control/Blowout policy
  • Rigs and Equipment
  • Operator’s insurance
  • Nonoperator insurance
  • Contractor’s equipment
  • Oil lease property
  • Workers comp, auto, property
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Marine coverages

We are ready to help operators, nonoperators, drilling contractors, service contractors, and others in recovering the claims payments due to them. You paid for the coverage, make sure you get it all.


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Firm News, Press

C&S partner Blair Dancy publishes “Pleading Into Coverage” in The Advocate, the prestigious quarterly journal published by the Litigation Section of the Texas State Bar

- Steve Skarnulis

Blair’s article is a good read for lawyers on both sides of the “v.”  It gives important advice, such as, “Avoid alleging facts that cannot be supported at trial. Plead consistent with your facts and with enough detail to get the right parties to the table. An insurer with a defense but no indemnification obligation may hamper settlement discussions.”

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