Experienced Guidance On Insurance Matters In Construction Disputes
Many construction disputes, particularly construction defect claims, involve two distinct matters: the dispute itself and whether any insurance carriers are liable for payment.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Often, developers and contractors have purchased insurance which is inadequate and ineffective to insure risks that they believe are covered. We offer a comprehensive review of your insurance policies and coverage by attorneys experienced in dealing with the insurance industry with the goal of making you aware of coverage gaps and risks and improving your coverage so that when a problem occurs, your carrier is more likely to defend and indemnify claims that could substantially impact your business. If you are faced with an actual claim, we are also available to help.
Our firm is experienced in the insurance matters that frequently arise in construction disputes and defect claims. Contractor and insurance carrier disputes can involve significant complexity. In large commercial projects, numerous parties may have a stake in the proceedings, including developers, contractors, subcontractors and even manufacturers. Applicable law and practical considerations often mean legal action must be taken immediately.
At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our multidisciplinary approach benefits our clients embroiled in construction disputes and defects claims. We are experienced litigators with knowledge across industries. Our past successes resolving construction disputes favorably for our clients stem from our ability to synthesize the large volume of information involved in these cases. Creating a tailored legal strategy requires an extensive knowledge of the facts of the dispute, policy coverage and an understanding of intricate federal and state laws.
Vast Experience In Construction Disputes And Insurance Matters
Our attorneys help contractors, developers and other interested parties in matters involving:
- Bad faith claims
- Exclusions and coverage disputes
- Waivers of consequential damages
- Waivers of subrogation
- Injured worker insurance claims
- Indemnity matters
- Payment disputes
- Breach of duty to defend insureds
- Insurer and adjuster conflicts of interest