Sunday, January 27, 2013
Atlanta lawyer and contract interpretation | Atlanta lawyer
You may wonder what courts look at when deciding what an insurance policy means. The courts have held that the insurer in preparing its policy had the burden of using language that is clear and precise. If a policy of insurance is so drawn as to require an interpretation, and is fairly susceptible to different constructions, the one will be adopted most favorable to the insured. Policies of insurance will be liberally construed in favor of the object to be accomplished, and conditions and provisions therein will be strictly construed against the insurer, as they are issued upon purchase forms, prepared by expert's, at the preparation of which the insured has no voice. Any exclusion sought to be invoked by the insurer will be liberally construed in favor of the insured and strictly construed against the insurer unless some thing is clear and unequivocal. If the construction is doubtful, that which goes most strongly against the party executing the instrument or undertaking the obligation is generally to be preferred. Contact an Atlanta lawyer today for advice regarding your insurance policy.