Construction Defect Subrogation


Construction defect subrogation lawyers

Keis George LLP practices construction defect subrogation in commercial and personal matters throughout the United States. We serve as plaintiff counsel, recovering for our insureds against property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, developers, financiers, builders, and material suppliers. The complex cases we litigate cover a broad base of construction projects, including energy production facilities, office buildings, single and multi-unit residential buildings, commercial developments, entertainment venues, roads and highways, and industrial plants to name a few.

Avoid contractual waivers as a potential roadblock to subrogation recovery

Our firm can provide the legal support you need to establish third-party liability and recover what’s owed. Our experience includes:

  • Early Involvement Strategy – Early Involvement is a strategic process in which our attorneys ensure a good claim is a recoverable claim. The moment a loss is reported to Keis George, our attorneys immediately make preparations to investigate the loss onsite while our paralegals acknowledge and set up the claim. Once onsite, our attorneys use various tactics to ensure a good claim is a recoverable claim.
  • Waiver of Subrogation – If a contractual relationship exists between the insured and the potential at-fault party, the contract must be reviewed to see if there is a waiver of subrogation clause. The validity of the waiver of subrogation clause varies by state. As parties to a contract may modify or extinguish the right to legal subrogation, we will thoroughly review the waiver language carefully.  The waiver may not apply to certain situations, damages, or both.
  • Design Engineering and Installation – An insured had a grain system installed at their ranch. A company that supposedly had considerable experience in constructing such systems developed this grain storage and elevator system for the insured. Keis George discovered multiple failures and returned a favorable recovery for our client.
  • Subcontractor Liability – The first thing to look to in any case involving independent and subcontractors is the contract. You will want to review the contract between your insured and the individual or company they hired and the contract between the contracted company and their subcontractor.
  • Action or Inaction of Public Utilities – There is a misconception that a public utility cannot be sued in court for damages. Keis George can help clear up any confusion and offer some guidance in cases involving public utilities.
  • CGL Policy – It is essential to analyze the applicable CGL policy to determine whether the definition of “occurrence” is the same as the one at issue in these cases.
  • Experts – We use experts from our broad network to investigate causation and help gauge our insured’s prospects for subrogation recovery.

We dedicate these same resources to our defense clients and provide them with the same robust and highly personalized legal representation.

Construction defect subrogation

Keis George LLP litigates subrogation cases arising from construction defects throughout the United States. We will identify liable third-parties in construction defect cases and will pursue what’s owed. For skilled analysis and determined representation contact one of our construction defect subrogation lawyers to schedule a consultation.

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