Whether you own a luxury boat, sailboat, or yacht for your personal use, or if you are a commercial transportation operator providing transportation services to consumers, such as companies providing private vessel charters, HL Law Group represents individuals and transportation companies when claims arise and the insurance company denies or underpays the claim.
Insuring a luxury vessel can sometimes be more expensive than insuring other types of transportation vehicles, as the cost to repair and maintain these vessels is a major factor in the cost of insurance. In addition, there are intricacies involved in submitting claims on luxury yachts that make these insurance claims different than claims involving other types of property. As an example, the value of a high-end luxury sailboat may be permanently diminished as a result of a claim for damages. In this situation, the client's damages would likely exceed the cost of repair to the vehicle. Ensuring that you are properly prepared at the outset with strong support for your "diminished value claim" can be critical to ensuring a proper recovery. At HL Law Group we position you for success by gathering the information necessary to fully document your loss, such as reports from experts and appraisers and critical research on local market conditions. Without a solid understanding of the varying aspects of your claim, you may be unknowingly accepting far less than you are entitled to.
Our sea transportation practice is focused on the resolution of first-party claims relating to luxury boats, sailboats and yachts for personal use, as well as commercial transportation claims, including those involving luxury vessels, ocean liners and other entities involved in commercial transportation. Our attorneys can act as counsel for commercial sea transportation carriers seeking compensation for property damage, whether in litigation or pre-suit through alternative dispute resolution, and we can represent you in cases ranging from complex, catastrophic losses to small property damage claims.
HL Law Group's experience can give you an advantage in resolving your luxury or commercial transportation claim. Let HL Law Group be your added layer of protection. More than a law firm, we are a legal resource for our clients.
There's nothing to compare to the feeling of the wind on your face and the sun on your skin as you sail in open, deep blue waters. Owning a yacht means getting to spend a lot of time out there in paradise.
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OTHER INSURANCE CLAIMS
Having commercial property insurance coverage for your business is critical. HL Law Group is proud to have developed a reputation for efficiently resolving complex commercial insurance matters. We have the experience to handle any commercial insurance claim you encounter.
HL Law Group understands the provisions being referenced in the letters from your insurance company that describe the coverage you have or denying you for coverage. We can help to equal the playing field and give you the information you need to understand your rights and obligations under the policy.
CARGO & SHIPPING
HL Law Group has the experience to represent large commercial shipping, distribution or logistics companies for whom the shipment of goods is an integral part of their business. If you experience damage to goods shipped for your business, large or small, straightforward or complex, we can help.
FINE ART, JEWELRY, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
HL Law Group has the experience, background and industry connections to art valuation experts who provide us with the information we need to properly value your loss and work to obtain full coverage under your policy. Whatever your treasured possession, we can assist you in ensuring that you receive the coverage you are entitled to.
INSURANCE BAD FAITH
If you have a valid insurance claim and you feel that the insurance company has treated you unfairly, then you may be entitled to recover for your claim as well as the additional damages resulting from the insurance carrier's bad-faith actions.
ERRORS & OMISSIONS
HL Law Group is proud to have developed a reputation for handling complex E&O insurance matters, whether the loss results from professional services rendered or occurs during the course of commercial relations.
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Whether you have a standard Business Interruption policy, or a non-standard Event Cancellation policy, you must understand the terms of your policy so that you can determine the scope of coverage provided. HL Law Group has the experience to handle any business interruption insurance claim or event cancellation claim you may encounter.