For work on behalf of the insured, we provide technical support to the insured as they navigate the environmental claim process. For insured parties seeking to obtain coverage for environmental claims, we assess the potential sources and timing of releases of hazardous substances that are a risk to human health and the environment. For covered claims, we assess cleanup costs to support potential cash-out settlements by insurance companies. We also provide litigation support as consulting experts and/or testifying experts for cases against insurance companies.
For third-party technical support on behalf of insurance carriers, we review past and estimated future costs, either incurred or proposed by others; evaluate whether costs are “reasonable and necessary”; and categorize costs as either investigation (defense), cleanup (indemnity), or other non-covered costs. As part of the review process, we assess whether the releases of hazardous substances were either sudden and accidental or expected and intentional. We also provide expert litigation support during cost allocation and mediation for third-party claims cases against insured parties.