Construction and Related Accidents and Claims

Our construction claims defense work is remarkable for its knowledgeable, sophisticated and aggressive approach to the myriad of scenarios that give rise to such claims, the challenges of New York's plaintiff-oriented statutory scheme addressing such cases and the niceties of indemnity – and insurance coverage-driven strategies.

We have generated favorable results in trials and appeals across the entire gamut of this practice area. The proof is in the long time confidence invested in the law firm by such major players as Bovis Lend Lease, Inc. a major international construction manager and Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc., a major domestic construction management company, whose personal injury and property damage defense we have handled for decades, as well as The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and project owners such as The Brodsky Organization, Forest City Enterprises, Inc., the New York City Housing Authority and others.

We also represent tenants, trade contractors, subcontractors, employers and insurers in a variety of contexts: skyscrapers, hotels, stadiums, highways, universities, hospitals, social service agencies, apartment buildings and museums.

We are fluent and actively engaged in trial and on appeal with every aspect of construction associated risks, including:

  • work site accidents;
  • construction defects;
  • property damage; and
  • lead, mold, asbestos and other toxicity