Prompt Investigation of Fire Claim Saves Client from Litigation

Following a substantial fire to a new home under construction in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Steve Johnson was retained to investigate the cause of the fire that occurred after the firm’s client left the construction site at the end of the work day.  Steve retained an origin and cause fire investigator and prepared a protocol for the inspection of the fire scene which identified the likely cause of the fire and eliminated the firm’s client as a potentially responsible party for starting the fire that caused in excess of three hundred thousand dollars in damage.  As a result of conducting a prompt and detailed investigation, the firm’s client was not joined as a party to the litigation pursued by the developer and its insurance carrier.