Highway to the Danger Zone: 7 Tips for Managing Personal Injury Claims Arising from Construction Projects

A recent jury award of $74 million has rocked the construction industry. The massive verdict arose from a seemingly routine personal injury case, but after all of the usual suspects turned out to be penniless, the sole focus of the lawsuit turned to the contractor who had just completed a construction project in the area. The plaintiffs alleged, and the jury agreed, that the contractor did not disclose its intended construction methods, which resulted in a life safety hazard. While this presentation will cover the facts of this particular case, there are some universal takeaways applicable to everyone in the construction industry for how to manage these claims, including lessons on effective project management, pointing fingers with caution, and managing risks through insurance.


Chip Clay

Senior Counsel, Louisville


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