Wrong place, wrong time!
Source: https://www.greatamericaninsurancegroup.com, “Environmental Insider,” January 2019
Be ready when life happens. These claim situations illustrate the variety of environmental exposures that could affected your customers!
During the expansion of a highway in southern Florida, heavy rains caused silt and sediment to runoff from the road construction site into nearby bayous. As a result, claims were made for the clean-up, which required dredging of the bayous. Additional claims were made for loss of value of the surrounding properties, because the sediment caused the bayou to become impassible by boat.
An asphalt contractor was brought into litigation when a subcontractor was required to use more paving material than originally called for in the site plan. The asphalt contractor incurred significant legal fees defending the lawsuit, which alleged improper plans resulted in the overage.