Builder’s Risk Policy Claims Attorneys

San Francisco Lawyers Fighting For Maximum Insurance Coverage For California and National Builders

Buildings can be subject to many different risks while under construction — fire, severe rainstorms, high winds, or vandalism. Builder’s risk policies are a specialized kind of property coverage designed for structures under construction, and typically these policies will cover materials and supplies related to the construction. Builder’s risk insurance policies can also protect an insured for injury to third parties occurring in the course of construction.


Pillsbury & Coleman has been successful in representing owners and contractors of construction projects to pursue claims against builder’s risk insurers and recovering substantial amounts on those claims. Coverage is typically during construction period only, and is intended to terminate when the work has been completed and the property is ready for use or occupancy. Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, routinely handles builder’s risk and property damage and other specialized business policy claims.

Our most recent success under a builder’s risk policy relates to a large apartment complex that was under construction in early 2010. During construction, severe rains penetrated the upper parapet walls, damaging the interior and resulting in a claim of well over a million dollars. The general contractor hired our law firm to assist in making a claim under its Builder’s Risk policy and we were able to recover 100% of the claim.

There are many different levels of coverage available under the Builder’s Risk Insurance policy, and whatever the potential hazard, we will help you navigate through the thicket of exclusions in these policies to make sure your claim is presented in the most effective manner possible. We recognize that success on these claims is critical so the project can get back on schedule and/or the right parties can be properly compensated.


To learn more about our work in Builder’s Risk & Property Damage Claims, please call our office at (415) 433-8000 or contact Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP, in San Francisco, California.