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A General Contractor's Guide To Additional Insured Coverage

Law360, Los Angeles (August 8, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT) -- With the broad array of risks present on a typical construction site, one of a general contractor's top options to shield itself from liability for property damage and bodily injury claims is to secure expansive "additional insured" coverage through its subcontractors.

Here, attorneys offer tips for what general contractors should — and shouldn't — do when pursuing additional insured coverage.

Specify the What, Where and When

Construction subcontracts virtually always require the subcontractor to procure additional insured coverage to protect a number of key parties working on a project, including the general contractor. The coverage, which a subcontractor often adds to...

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