Legal Data Analytics: Solution For Litigations in Insurance Industry

By Insurance CIO Outlook | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Data AnalyticsFREMONT, CA: The insurance sector has long been a leader in utilizing the data. The insurance sector's principal activity is to forecast future exposure to losses, so it is simple to comprehend why previous claims information have long been used to set prices and determine what kinds of coverage to offer.

As data use has become more prevalent in many sectors, insurers also have extended data collection and use into many other company fields such as fraud detection and advertising. Insurers are also increasingly interested in data on variables such as climate and health, as they seek data that will assist them in delivering products that are in demand in a financially sound way. But what occurs when a controversial claim becomes a legal matter? How can insurers use the same types of analytics to comprehend their legal exposure and enhance their prospects for court success? Read on!

The fast-growing area of legal data analytics offers robust technology for insurers and their counsel to use when dealing with disputed claims. Legal data analytics provide unparalleled insight into court, judge and counsel's conduct in litigated insurance instances. Analyzing data from real instances enables insurers and their counsel to understand better how insurance cases are effectively dealt, how long situations last, and what strategies of litigation have been useful. Insurers can better comprehend the litigation landscape with this information and create practical legal approaches.

Use of class actions in litigation indexes hundreds or thousands of individual allegations into one lawsuit and can result in large expenditures for both attorney fees and defendant settlement costs for the insurer.  For precise staffing and budgeting, understanding trends in class action filings in insurance instances is therefore essential. Using legal analytics to know how instances have been resolved, in the past provides opportunities for parties to formulate a policy that has the greatest chance of achievement.

Legal analytics tools provide lawyers with immense insights into litigation as they provide customers with comprehensive data on how and when court cases have been decided, who the parties and counsel were, the legal problems that the court has addressed, and the damages that have been granted. Insurers can use legal data analytics to identify trends in litigation, enhance case assessment, and create winning litigation strategies.

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