First Party Property Claims
Resolving and Defending First Party Property Claims
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP maintains a strong and active First Party Property Claims Practice. The attorneys in this group are widely respected for their industry knowledge and ability to defend against a broad spectrum of first party property claims, including cases involving allegations of bad faith. We understand the unique issues associated with these types of claims and know how to craft a strong plan of defense.
With eleven offices in seven states, MSZL&M has a well-established reputation throughout the insurance industry. We represent numerous national and regional insurance carriers in first party property claims arising from:
- Hurricanes and windstorms
- Mold damage
- Environmental losses
- Business interruption losses
- Theft and burglary
Comprehensive Assistance to Insurers
The attorneys in our practice provide comprehensive assistance to insurers designed to manage their exposure to first party property claims. Our lawyers have extensive experience interpreting complex policy language and providing detailed and accurate coverage opinions to our clients. We also take an active role in investigating claims, evaluating potential damage amounts and identifying instances of insurance fraud. When fraud, misrepresentation or other suspicious activity is suspected in connection with a first party property claim, our team collaborates with the professionals in our Fraud and Special Investigations (SIU) Practice, as well as with the client’s own internal SIU units to develop a customized plan of approach.
At MSZL&M, we understand the importance of resolving first party property claims in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In many situations we are able to avoid the expenses associated with trial through aggressive negotiation and by utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. We recognize, however, that there are times when a first party matter will need to proceed to court. In these instances, our attorneys mount a vigorous plan of defense on behalf of our clients.