Some insurance policies offer coverage for collapse or substantial impairment of the structural integrity of a building or part of a building resulting from hidden decay due to termite damage, water intrusion or other causes. Such claims are highly technical and require investigations by structural engineers, general contractors and other forensic experts. Insurance companies frequently hire experts who receive a large volume of work from insurers and, therefore, may not always give the policyholder the benefit of the doubt. Christopher Ligori & Associates can assist with retaining experienced forensic consultants who will be sure to conduct a fair analysis of the cause of the collapse conditions and the extent of the repairs required. Our lawyers will then be prepared to decipher the often complex policy provisions for collapse coverage and ensure that the policyholder receives the full benefits available under the insurance contract.