Fire and Flood Damage

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Fires and floods can result in large property damage claims, and, in some cases, can also result in allegations of serious injuries and fatalities. The attorneys of Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have extensive experience representing insurance companies and property owners throughout the State of New York in matters arising from fires and floods at premises. The firm also handles subrogation claims.

The law firm of Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. is AV Preeminent Rated* and is also listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. You can learn why by viewing some of the firm’s recent court decisions. To schedule an initial consultation, call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email.


Fires may be caused by defective products, faulty wiring, improper maintenance, construction or renovation methods and other electrical, heating or mechanical systems failures or errors. Floods may be caused by faulty or poorly maintained plumbing systems, equipment failures and improper construction or renovation work as well. When a fire starts or a plumbing failure occurs, the effected property, and at times numerous adjacent properties, may quickly suffer very costly damage. Effective and immediate investigation is key to getting ahead of the claims with appropriate cause and origin experts and documentation of the occurrence before clean-up efforts proceed. Fire and flood damage issues may often be closely intertwined with premises liability, professional engineering and products liability litigation, and with expertise in all of these areas, Lawrence, Worden, Rainis and Bard, PC can provide you with the proper results obtained in a cost effective manner.

In cases involving serious property damage or injury from fires and floods, Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. is capable of immediately providing the appropriate professionals, photographers and investigators to document the scene and gather evidence before it is removed or destroyed. Having an early and accurate assessment can make the difference in reaching the appropriate result.


When fires and floods cause damage, there may be multiple parties and complex relationships or scenarios that must be analyzed to determine who may bear ultimate responsibility. If you or your insured are being sued for property damage or personal injury arising from a fire or flood, attorneys at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. will aggressively pursue other parties who may bear responsibility as a result of their affirmative actions or omissions, or as a result of their contractual obligations to you.

The firm is dedicated to providing efficient, cost-conscious services. Attorneys at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C. have each practiced for an average of nearly 20 years. They have the experience needed to focus their efforts and allocate your resources in the most efficient manner possible.

To schedule an appointment to discuss fire damage, flood damage or related subrogation issues with an attorney at Lawrence, Worden, Rainis & Bard, P.C., call 631-694-0033 or contact the firm via email today.

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