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Independent appraisal and umpiring offer an alternative dispute resolution process that is often desirable as compared to costly and lengthy litigation.
Umpiring is often employed when a disagreement arises between the appraiser of the party making a claim and the insurance company’s own in-house appraiser. In such cases, an impartial independent third party (umpire) can be utilized in order to resolve the dispute.
Umpires are a vital component of the claims resolution process and take their responsibilities and ethical duties seriously. Umpires, similar to judges, have the power to make case decisions based on available evidence and their interpretation thereof.
Umpire Duties & More
Having a competency and deep breadth of understanding regarding insurance adjusting, claims processes, assessment, appraisal, and more.
Responsible for determining business, property, and associated losses and damages
Tasked with making a binding decision regarding the case
THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE MATTERS
Having a depth of experience in handling a myriad of claims and insurance issues, our property loss, claims management and loss consultants are well-equipped to provide independent assessment and advice for clients seeking to expedite and ensure maximum recovery.
USE OF APPRAISAL PROCESS
FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Appraisal processes are a frequently employed method of resolving insurance disputes. ATA Loss Consulting is highly familiar with this process and can help you navigate these waters with ease.
Provisions for this process are a commonality in many insurance policies for situations where the insured and insurer cannot come to a mutual agreement on the value of the property in question and/or the extent of damages and losses incurred.
In these cases, each party may select its own appraiser, each of which will perform an independent evaluation of its own. The “umpire”, is selected by the appraisers or, in some cases, the court.
Information from both appraising parties is submitted to the designated umpire for resolution, and the results, and findings which are binding only by a majority agreement.
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