Insurance Allocation and Forecasting for Product Liability Claims

Capabilities and Services

Product liability and mass torts claims give rise to a number of issues for insurance companies, lawyers specializing in insurance law, and companies with insurance assets. NERA experts bring together the required disciplines-including economics, statistics, epidemiological modeling, computer programming, accounting, and insurance modeling-to address the complex insurance allocation and valuation problems that arise in product liability and mass torts matters.

For companies with products liability or mass torts, insurance coverage can be one of their most valuable assets; it can also be one of the most difficult to value. Liabilities from product liability and mass tort claims often arise years after exposure begins, and each claim may trigger a number of insurance policies. Experts in NERA’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice have extensive experience in allocating the liabilities to appropriate insurance policies and have developed computer programs that allow them to value insurance assets and forecast insurance recoveries quickly and efficiently.

NERA experts help companies, or their insurers, to set reserves and plan for the future, and to aid with litigation. Successfully resolving litigation and achieving beneficial outcomes in settlements and mediations requires an understanding of the available coverage, the ability to value that coverage, and the expertise to forecast the expected insurance recoveries. We have written expert reports, offered economic testimony, and provided litigation consulting expertise for disputes involving mass tort and product liability claims and the insurance coverage for those claims.