Property Damage Litigation
MAAA provides defense to a number of insurance carriers, self-insured business owners, as well as other commercial and residential clients in lawsuits arising from property damage claims resulting from fire and water damage, construction damage, building explosions and collapse.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling issues of notice and claimed defective conditions, and work closely with insurance appraisers and experts to create a viable defense to all claims.
MAAA understands that the immediate investigation of a property damage claim is necessary and endeavors to perform an in-person accident site inspection, along with cause and origin experts, in order obtain witness information and statements, and to document and preserve evidentiary proof. MAAA ensures that accurate photographs and measurements are obtained, and that a search is made for any available video surveillance that may exist of the actual accident. MAAA will identify all available primary and excess insurance coverage relative to the loss and provide timely notice to all insurers and potential co-defendants.
Thereafter, MAAA will carefully review the scope and value of the property damages claimed, appraisals, repair costs, and / or loss of business income claims to assist mitigating and refuting alleged property damages.