Catastrophic Property Claims

Catastrophic property loss claims against insurance carriers typically involve detailed disputes regarding the timing and cause of the claimed loss, reasonable assessment of property value, design and structural sufficiency of damaged buildings and structures, fire and building code application, and complex coverage issues. When a claim is subject to litigation, it is likely to be accompanied by allegations of breach of contract and bad faith.

The Firmís attorneys have successfully handled hurricane and other catastrophic loss claims since Hurricane Frederic in 1979, having tried them in state and federal courts. In addition to trying hurricane cases, our attorneys have successfully participated in mediation, appraisals and have prevailed in summary judgment in hurricane-spawned lawsuits. In recent years, we have handled a number of claims from Hurricanes Georges, Ivan and Katrina in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana.