Property Damage

Chen Horwitz & Franklin attorneys have extensive expertise in the area of premises liability law.

Property Damage / Personal Injury Attorneys

Premises Liability

Recently, in premises liability cases, the courts have broadened the duties owed by property owners and business establishments to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises and in so doing have extended the parameters of premises liability litigation affecting the rights of injured individuals as well as those of property owners, lessors, lessees, managers and their contractors. The Firm's attorneys have comprehensive knowledge and extensive expertise in this expanding area of premises liability law. Representative cases include bodily injury and property damage arising out of slip and fall, trip and fall, assault and battery, lack of security, presence of mold, sick building syndrome, building contamination, building code violations, and claims made under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Proposition 65. Chen Horwitz & Franklin's attorneys are experts in this area of the law.

Asbestos & Toxic Torts

Chen Horwitz & Franklin's personal injury and premises liability practice includes representing clients in asbestos claims and environmental and toxic tort claims. The Firm represents individual clients as well as product manufacturers, distributors, premises owners and other parties involved in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. Other cases have involved chemical exposure, and matters alleging property contamination and, CERCLA and RCRA claims. Our attorneys have handled numerous building and property contamination cases secondary to alleged improper construction, abatement, remediation, demolition, rehabilitation and operations and maintenance practices. The Firm’s attorneys are readily familiar with the complex science and medicine involved in these cases.

Mold Contamination & Related Bodily Injury Claims

Exposure to mold, both at home and in the workplace, continues to be of concern to the general public. Chen Horwitz & Franklin’s attorneys have extensive experience, with mold litigation in the context of sick building syndrome, construction defect, and water damaged buildings. This experience includes cases involving claims of bodily injury ranging from severe brain injury, to pulmonary collapse to chronic inflammatory response. The science underlying mold illness claims has been rapidly evolving. The Firm's attorneys remain current on studies and peer reviewed reports published in the medical journals, and remain in continuous contact with preeminent medical and environmental experts as to mold-related developments. As a result, they have a very successful track record at resolving cases by settlement where appropriate and by verdict at trial when necessary.