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Construction Litigation - General

If you thought the unfairness to the defendant in construction litigation cases ended with the repeal of the Structural Work Act you were mistaken. The plaintiff's bar promptly went to work and essentially reintroduced it into effect by a back door, the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. IPI Civil Instructions 50.01 et seq., have taken the provisions of the Restatement (Second) of Torts § 414 and, in essence, have reinvented the Structural Work Act. Drake, Narup & Mead was there when these provisions were created and crammed down the committee and is here now to fight through the coming wave of construction litigation based on these instructions. We have handled major loss construction accident cases from falls off roofs to sudden death due to mechanical failure. We know the third party implications and can advise on the effect of workers compensation and ever evolving influence of Kotecki on such claims. Whether you are a company risk manager facing a large loss with a large self-insured retention or an insurance carrier who is the victim of a targeted tender, Drake, Narup & Mead is ready to defend your rights regarding injury on the job site.