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Subrogation

Chartwell Law subrogation attorneys represent insurance companies, their insureds, and other commercial entities in subrogation / recovery actions pertaining to fires and other casualties involving construction defects, design errors, product liability, contract/warranty, advertising injury, inland marine/ cargo losses, environmental matters, insurance agent/broker errors and omissions, professional liability, fraud, and related commercial claims. We represent clients on recovery actions related to losses around the globe, and have secured multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in a wide range of losses.

Upon being notified of subrogation loss, we immediately assign experienced attorneys, who begin a thorough investigation into the cause of loss, including an initial inspection of the loss site, witness interviews, identification and preservation of key evidence and the selection and coordination of appropriate technical consultants.

Collapse

Our subrgation attorneys have experience representing and defending clients in litigation related roof collapse and have recovered over $15 million in a collapse case. We have also litigated and recovered in excess of $7 million in settlement of roof collapse.

Fire

Our attorneys have won many fire-related cases, and always work tirelessly to secure monetary recovery for each client. Recently, one of our attorneys won $600,000 in a verdict against the manufacturer of a defective product, which caused the fire to spread and led to the destruction of client’s premises. We have also litigated and secured a multi-million dollar recovery on behalf of multiple clients in high-rise fires, secured recovery in connection with multi-million dollar losses on behalf of several clients in warehouse fires, recovered in excess of $2 million pre-suit from a contractor whose negligent cutting operation caused a devastating fire in a furniture factory, and recovered $3 million from contractors in a business-complex fire.

Environmental

An example of our success in subrogation cases related to the environment is the litigation and settlement of a multi-million dollar gasoline contamination claim against large oil refinery for damage to hotel as a result of underground pipeline leak. One of our attorneys settled a cases on the manure contamination of a property owner’s well against a large dairy farm operator who negligently spilled thousands of gallons of manure into the local waterways.

Fraud

Our attorneys have litigated and recovered more than $750,000 in converted funds from banks in throughout the United States.  We have also obtained a favorable settlement from an individual for theft/fraud from a business.

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