• The Search for Additional Coverage
  • June 10, 2010 | Authors: Jonathan A. Dachs; Norman H. Dachs
  • Law Firm: Shayne, Dachs, Corker, Sauer & Dachs, LLP - Mineola Office
  • One of the most important searches a lawyer can conduct is the search for applicable insurance coverage. While this is especially, and most obviously so with respect to attorneys representing plaintiffs who have suffered severe and permanent personal injuries as the result of accidents. The viablility of most tort claims hinges on whether, and to what extent, the tortfeasor has liability insurance coverage, as the Appellate Division, Second Department has reminded us in an important recent decision in Shaya B. Pacific LLC v. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, the search for additional insurance coverage is of great importance to defense counsel as well.