Practice Areas & Industries: Sloane and Walsh, LLP


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Sloane and Walsh has been serving the subrogation needs of insurance companies for decades.  The law firm, one of the oldest and most respected trial firms in New England with offices in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has an active subrogation practice throughout New England.  We are active members of NASP, NFPA, and PLRB.

The firm is committed to maximizing your subrogation results.  Sloane and Walsh’s Subrogation Group is a dedicated team of experienced trial lawyers who concentrate in the trial and settlement of all types of cases, including fire losses, water losses, freeze-ups, environmental, contribution, third-party subrogation, workers compensation, medical recovery and product liability claims. The firm utilizes a team approach and regularly works with expert consultants in the fields of fire science, electrical and mechanical engineering, and chemistry.  The goal of the Subrogation Group is to provide clients with the highest quality of representation and obtain the highest and best possible results.

Sloane and Walsh will efficiently and economically resolve your cases while maximizing results.  The Subrogation Group has realized outstanding recoveries in commercial property, personal property and workers compensation claims. 

The Subrogation Group has handled cases involving:

  • Construction contractors and subcontractors
  • Electricians
  • Product manufacturers
  • Utilities
  • Toasters
  • Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Appliances
  • Grills
  • Candles
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Municipalities
  • Spontaneous combustion
  • Mold
  • Duct work
  • Chimney caretakers
  • Furnace workers
  • CD players
  • Circuit breakers
  • Computers
  • Fax machines
  • Light bulbs
  • Corrosion of fuel pipes
  • Hair dryers
  • Electric blankets
  • Exhaust systems
  • Fireworks
  • Cigarettes
  • Flammable liquids
  • Fuses
  • Gas leaks
  • Gas/vapor explosions
  • Ground faults
  • Hardwood floor work
  • Hazardous materials
  • Heat/smoke alarm failure
  • Heaters
  • Floor furnaces
  • Oiled rags
  • Machinery
  • Mulch
  • Hay
  • Motor vehicle fires
  • Overcurrent
  • Piloted ignition
  • Plugs
  • Power tools
  • Pressure regulators
  • Propane systems
  • Radios
  • Refrigerators
  • Sawdust
  • Negligent security
  • Space heaters
  • Sprinkler system failure
  • Stoves
  • Switches
  • Tanks
  • Televisions
  • Electronic games
  • VCRs
  • Ventilation barriers
  • Oil delivery service
  • Repair/maintenance service
  • Recent furnace work
  • Above ground/underground storage tanks
  • Installers
  • Furnace manufacturers
  • Plumbers
  • Caretakers

Spoliation of evidence is a major concern for all subrogation claims.  Sloane and Walsh’s Subrogation Group is uniquely qualified to address all issues relating to spoliation and the preservation of evidence.  The firm, working with its panel of experts and consultants, will insure that all evidence is properly preserved.  Additionally, Sloane and Walsh will immediately contact all potentially responsible parties and invite them to inspect available evidence at the scene of a loss.  The firm also works with the appropriate experts to document and photograph the losses and identify all relevant evidence.

Sloane and Walsh has a strong relationship with experts in a variety of fields.  It has longstanding relationships with experts in:

  • Fire cause and origin
  • Plumbing
  • Home heating equipment
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Construction contractors
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Product engineers

The firm understands the importance of communication with claims professionals as well as policyholders.  Sloane and Walsh will work with the policyholders to ensure that they cooperate with subrogation efforts.  We are dedicated to providing prompt and professional client service.