It can be confusing to grasp the role of an attorney in any type of claim adjustment. There are many factors involved that depend on the facts of each insurance case. An attorney can play the role of counsel in an insurance claim process and is often responsible for meeting the claims adjuster.
Attorneys can also relay communications to clients. All communications between attorneys and their clients are protected by the attorney-client privilege. An attorney’s scope of work includes a presentation to the adjuster and ongoing negotiations during the claims process.
An attorney will discuss with clients the terms of privileged communication and the communications and statements that will go to the claims adjuster. Throughout the entire process of an insurance claim, attorneys provide legal advice to clients.
An attorney doesn’t usually provide additional support for a claim. The evidence presented in the initial claim is dealt with by the insurance company and insured. An attorney can assist with the description of the claim and offer advice to the insurers about how it should be handled.
Attorneys and their teams examine the full scope of a claim to ensure that bad faith claims are not raised. An attorney can also perform review functions such as identifying errors in reporting or making sure every claim element is relevant.
Contact our team today if you need to adjust a claim. Our team can help make the claims adjustment process much easier.
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