Construction and real estate are industries that come with a lot of inherent risk. Heavy materials, powerful machinery and a flow of workers with uneven levels of experience can lead to minor and major injuries and even death; projects that take months or years can still disappoint the buyer; and delays occur due to sudden changes in the market, available supplies and labor or even the weather.
To protect against these eventualities, it’s worth investing in a strong insurance policy and hiring a lawyer to assist you in making sure that you are getting the full protections of your policy, especially when a claim is disputed by your insurer or another party.
Gregory R. Shaughnessy has extensive experience in insurance coverage, primarily representing parties seeking benefits under their policies. He has represented insureds in numerous bad faith coverage actions in first-party and third-party claims.
A few recent examples of Mr. Shaughnessy’s insurance work:
- Acted as coverage counsel for a general contractor in four construction defect actions, each involving damages claims in excess of $25 million
- Represented a general contractor on a $40 million apartment project in Emeryville in connection with a PCB oil spill that generated claims in excess of $5 million
- Prosecuted a lawsuit on behalf of an owner against an insurance company issuing a builder’s risk insurance policy for bad faith arising out of rainfall and resulting damage to a theater under construction in Monterey
An Experienced Insurance Law Attorney
Gregory R. Shaughnessy has been representing owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors in California and beyond for more than 25 years. He knows the ins and outs of insurance law in the Bay Area and across California, as it affects construction work and other businesses.
To see how the Law Offices of Gregory R. Shaughnessy can help you, contact him onlineor call him at 415-435-2409 to schedule an initial consultation in his Tiburon office.