Arson and Fraud

 

Arson and Fraud


Members of the firm have long been recognized in the insurance industry and legal community as some of the country’s foremost specialists in litigation of civil arson and fraud cases.  We represent insurers of all sizes on cases ranging from automobile and home owner’s claims to multi-million dollar commercial losses involving claims for building, contents, additional living expenses and lost business profits, as well as claims for consequential damages.

Successful defense of arson and fraud cases begins with a thorough and immediate investigation.  The firm prides itself on its ability to represent our clients at a loss site within hours after the loss is reported.  Our responsiveness helps ensure that all legally relevant evidence will be identified and protected.  Our ready access to, and familiarity with, the most respected independent cause and origin investigators in the country helps us to quickly and competently evaluate whether there is a legal basis for asserting arson or fraud as a defense.

In determining the appropriateness of a fraud or arson defense, we work side by side with forensic accountants and other experts, whose testimony is often critical to establishing a motive for suspected arson. These professionals are also highly effective in resolving the complicated financial questions which arise in business interruption losses.

Our arson and fraud team’s systematic approach is well-respected by fire and police department investigators.  Indeed, we are often invited to participate in training seminars for these professionals. With our years of experience, we work effectively to protect insurers against fraudulent insurance claims.