When appointed as appraiser for a policy holder, I often worry about how deep the ties the opposing appraiser has to the carrier. We as appraisers cannot have an interest in the outcome of the claim.
Does advancing their reputation with a given carrier constitute interest?
How much work does the carrier appraiser accept from the insurance company? Is that disqualifying?
Is that interest in the outcome? Is the opposing appraiser truly independent?
What about the umpire? How can you vet the other members of the panel?
Our friends at Merlin Law Group provide some common sense questions and advice on getting some qualifying information. Click here to read their article.
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