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Initial Claim Analysis

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During the initial stages of an insurance claim, we provide technical support to the insured by compiling historical and environmental information to demonstrate that environmental response actions undertaken to address a release of hazardous substances may be a covered event by an insurance policy, typically a pre-1987 comprehensive general liability policy. We provide technical support through this sometimes iterative process to help support the policyholder in their goal of acquiring insurance coverage under prior or existing insurance policies.

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On behalf of the insurance carrier, we review technical information and regulatory background for the coverage claim and provide documentation to facilitate the evaluation of a claim by the insurance carrier. Examples of the documentation we provide include a summary of the historical environmental conditions, the nature and timing of the release of hazardous substances, affected media, the regulatory framework governing the project, and whether third-party damage occurred prior to or during a policy period.

Projects

Project Experience

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Landfill Insurance Claim Support

Remedial actions previously conducted by others included source removal, soil vapor extraction, and...

Manufacturing Plant

Manufacturing Plant

Farallon was contracted for technical support by an insurance carrier covering the investigation and...

Expertise

Meet Our Team

Headshot of Emerald Ericksonn Emerald J. Erickson-Mulanax Associate Geologist

Emerald has more than 11 years of environmental consulting experience, and conducts services for clients in Washington and Oregon that include soil, air, and groundwater monitoring and site assessments. She also...

headshot of Mark Havighorst Mark Havighorst Principal Engineer, Portland Office Manager

Mark has 20 years of experience providing consulting services for projects involving property acquisition, cleanup, redevelopment, and compliance. He has worked with clients in wood products, high-tech,...

headshot of Matt Nusenow Matt Nusenow Principal Engineer, Irvine Office Manager

Matt has more than 30 years of experience in construction and remediation projects for industrial and government clients. He has expertise in the characterization, evaluation, selection, design, and...

headshot of Clifford Schmitt Clifford T. Schmitt Principal Hydrogeologist, Cofounder

Cliff is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist in Washington and California. He has 35 years of experience in investigation and cleanup project management

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