Property, Fire & Construction Claims

Property & Fire Claims

Black Sutherland LLP is a trusted representative for insurers in property and fire loss claims throughout Ontario. The firm’s lawyers provide insurance defence services at all stages of claims processing and dispute resolution, including advocacy in complex litigation. The firm offers clients the experienced and innovative counsel they need to advance their objectives.

The firm is engaged in a diverse array of insurance defence claims. Notably, it represents clients in legal proceedings involving subrogated property losses. This subrogation work extends to all aspects of its insurance litigation practice. With respect to property claims, Black Sutherland LLP provides on-going, proactive advisory services in Toronto and elsewhere.

Litigation & Advisory Services For Property Insurers

The firm defends insurers that have received claims for commercial and residential property losses, including properties under construction or in development. The potential subject matter of individual claims is vast. The firm lawyers’ consistent objectives are to seek strategic, long-term solutions that minimize their clients’ legal risks and to provide innovative and assertive representation in the event of litigation.

Specifically, the firm’s counsel assists with loss claims that include:

  • Fire losses
  • Water damage
  • Construction defects
  • Sewer backups

The firm helps clients meet all aspects of their legal challenges, starting with the process of claims investigation and policyholder communication when appropriate. Lawyers are readily available to provide clients with the supportive and strategic advice they need to preserve their legal rights and advance their business objectives.

Property & Construction Claims

Black Sutherland LLP has experience litigating and managing a diverse and multi-faceted range of claims. The firm prides itself in developing innovative, and cost-conscious solutions to the complex procedural and substantive challenges presented through property-related issues. Moreover, the firm has the human capital, knowledge base and talent to adapt to all forms of property and construction cases. 

In addition, Black Sutherland LLP has experience in proceedings commenced under the Construction Lien Act. We are familiar with the Act’s legislative and procedural intent, as well as pragmatics.

The firm’s lawyers also have experience defending environmental claims pursuant to both environmental liability and commercial general liability policies. Some examples of such matters include environmental contamination and resultant human illness; transportation related losses, as well as oil spills.