Subrogation Success Stories


PENNSYLVANIA:  Dryer Fire Subrogation  – 02/2016

NEFCO investigator, Michael Drushel, recently conducted an origin and cause investigation resulting in a subrogation recovery of 92% of policy limits. In his case NEFCO was retained by a national insurance carrier on behalf of the building owner/landlord.  NEFCO’s fire investigation, completed an investigation in accordance with NFPA 921, was able to determine that the fire was caused due to a lack of dryer maintenance by the appliance’s owner (Tenant).  The area of origin and evidence were immediately secured and the tenant’s insurance was put on notice.  A joint inspection of the evidence by both partiers confirmed NEFCO’s findings and our client successfully recovered 92% of the policy limit from the tenant’s insurance carrier.  The large loss adjuster handling this claims stated that “The main reason we recovered on this loss was due to NEFCO’s ability to quickly secure the scene and prevent spoliation of evidence.  Everyone involved in the process seemed to be rushing to clean and restore the scene.  Had NEFCO not been so urgent and diligent in their securing of evidence and their communication, chances are the dryer may have been disposed by a restoration company and forfeited our opportunity to recover”


NY State Supreme Court Bench Trial

In a recent NY State Supreme Court bench trial decision, an origin and cause investigation and testimony completed by NEFCO helped lead to a large subrogation estimated to be in excess of $600K.  In this case the court stated, “The court’s decision is based on the evidence presented, and primarily on...Read More »

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