February 1, 2017
Sinkholes can be very dangerous and often happen without warning. Here are five things you should know about sinkholes.
Transportation accidents, natural disasters, and other unexpected incidents can cause significant environmental and/or structural damage. Insured parties are seldom prepared for incidents of this type and being unprepared commonly leads to compromised decisions and the use of the most readily available vendor resources.
Environmental/emergency incidents can happen at any time and have the potential to involve local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Impacts of an incident can involve not only the insured’s property but also third party properties. In the event that soil, surface water, and groundwater contamination occurs, the state or EPA may require oversight and regulation of cleanup activities.
Shield Engineering’s Action Environmental Group has experienced professionals that can provide your company with critical information relating to the incident, available contractors in the area, cause and origin, apparent and potential impacts, parties involved or affected, effectiveness of current abatement activities, and an estimate of future cleanup cost projections.
Quick response by Shield’s Action Environmental Group enables our clients to evaluate the root cause of an incident, and provides the client with the necessary support to effectively manage many aspects of the insurance claim, with a goal of closing the claim with all parties including the regulatory agencies as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible. The Action Environmental Group has demonstrated actual cost savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and even millions of dollars to its clients.