From the Construction Practice.
Matthew McDaniel suggests that a strong risk management plan is as important as blueprints and permits when preparing for large construction projects. He advises businesses to take time before breaking ground to understand the scope and extent of the coverages and exclusions available in their insurance policies to identify potential gaps in coverage.
In an article for the Legal Intelligencer titled “Navigating Risk: Advising Clients on Construction Defect Coverage and CGL Policies,” Matthew provides an overview of the various types of insurance policies available to offset the risks involved in construction and discusses the coverage available under each. He also discusses various types of Commercial General Litigation (CGL) policy exclusions and what each bar from compensability.