Following the report of an accident, and even prior to litigation, our team is available to retain top construction experts and investigators to examine the scene, attend OSHA investigations and deal with the immediate preservation of artifacts and instrumentalities required to defend our client, whether the architect, owner, general contractor or subcontractor.
When a suit is filed, we are prepared to take the case through discovery, trial and appeal, including the necessary consultants and experts, to zealously represent our clients.
Rusin & Maciorowski, Ltd. attorneys have defended suits involving scaffolding defects, material handling on the ground or by crane, collapses during construction, and failure to guard against falls.
Our attorneys have access to some of the best architects and engineers and through the years have developed considerable knowledge in the field.
In addition to advising clients relative to liability issues, our attorneys have extensive knowledge in the unique legal issues particularly involving insurance requirements and contractual risk transfer as involved in the relationships between architects, owners, general contractors and subcontractors.
Our attorneys’ knowledge of the legal issues involved between the parties to construction contracts enables our attorneys to immediately spot critical contract and insurance/indemnity issues including prosecuting and defending targeted tenders claims for contractual indemnity and the failure to procure insurance. We draft, negotiate and review contracts on behalf of any person involved in a project including owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, material suppliers and logistic companies. We are also called upon to defend employers in construction litigation on complex indemnity and insurance issues under the Illinois Contribution Act.