When a disaster strikes, industrial property owners and operators can face uniquely large financial losses. Not only are there extensive repairs that must be made, but damage can disrupt the industrial property’s manufacturing capacity, work processes and sales. A damaged facility can also result in destroyed inventory. When a property owner runs a business out of an industrial facility, the damages and disruption can pile up quickly and a claim for damage to property is quick to follow.
Protecting equipment and inventory from any further damage are top priorities. If your industrial property has orders to fulfill, customers expect those orders to be distributed and delivered timely, or manufactured to the same high quality—no matter the circumstances. As such, any stoppage or delay to production lines or shipments can severely harm customer relations.
Recovering After the Unexpected Occurs
After a severe weather event or explosion, your industrial property may have to deal with:
- Damage to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
- Compromised roof systems
- Parts of the property that need to be completely reconstructed
- Water and mold damage
- Structural and mechanical issues
- Cleaning up and clearing out debris
- Transfer of equipment to a new location
- Business interruption and extra expenses
While, as a business owner, you are most concerned with getting your industrial facility or plant back online and running again, your commercial property insurer may be disputing, delaying, or denying your business’s valid claim for damages. In these circumstances, a commercial property attorney can help your business seek a full and fair damage valuation and recovery for your properties. If your business has been forced to suspend its processes due to the damage, this may also entitle your business to recover business interruption damages.
Experience when it matters most
The commercial property attorneys at Raizner Slania have assisted owners, operators and tenants of virtually every type of industrial facility, such as
- Distribution centers
- Manufacturing facilities
- Storage centers
- Auto repair shops and parts suppliers, distributors and retailers
- Wholesale markets
Contact an Industrial Property Damage Attorney for Help
If your industrial facility has suffered severe property damage, contact an attorney with Raizner Slania today for a confidential, no-cost evaluation of your business’s property and/or business interruption claim.