Insurance lawyers need a good process for taking on a case. This includes a good intake sheet and a thorough discussion about the case.
I. One issue to discuss is the number or prior claims that the client has had in the past. What repairs were competed? An insurance company adjuster will use prior claims or lack of repairs to their advantage if possible. Adjusters have access to this information and will use it fruitfully for themselves. Having copies of repair receipts and photos are very helpful for the claimant. Sometimes an expert is needed.
II. Inspection tends to be the part of a case that has the most varied, and often polarized account of what exactly happened to cause the claim. The attorney needs to know if the client was present when the property was inspected. Too many times, the adjuster acted on his own without the claimant being present. Knowing what the adjuster did can often times help the claim. It may increase the value of the claim or lessen it. The insured needs to be sure and point out all the damage the insured is aware of and know whether or not the adjuster looked for other damage