Insurance Settlements

An insider's guide to the insurance settlement process that tells you what adjusters look for, how to arrive at a demand figure, reviewing medical reports, valuing common injuries, building damages, pain and suffering, and more.

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ISBN: 9781580121934
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Insurance Settlements

Increase settlement values with this insider's guide to the insurance settlement process. Insurance Settlements opens long-locked doors to insurance claims departments, gathering the experience of more than 25 veteran claims managers, attorneys, medical experts, and adjusters. Discover in days what most plaintiffs' attorneys take years to learn. This book reveals how to:

•   Demonstrate to the adjuster that you know what you are doing
•   Determine when and what to say for maximum impact
•   How to help the adjuster sell your client's damages to his superiors
•   Draft effective demand letters
•   Evaluating soft tissue injuries
•   Break cases free from common logjams
•   Prove pain and suffering
•   Get realistic offers from adjusters
•   Counter common insurance settlement tactics
•   Value cases using traditional insurance company techniques
•   Obtain top dollar

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Table of contents

How Insurance Companies Process Claims
The Claims Review Process: How to Win Claims and Influence Claims Adjusters
Aspects of Claims Frequently Questioned by Adjusters
Managing the Client's Expectations
How Insurance Companies Value Claims
Determining and Proving Economic Damages
How Reserves Are Established
Proving Pain and Suffering
Handling Preexisting and Subsequent Injuries
Proving Hedonic Damages
Using Experts in Valuing and Settling Claims
Determining Coverage and Obtaining Policy Limits
What to Do When Liability Is Denied
Drafting Effective Demand Letters and Settlement Brochures
What Adjusters Need to Settle Claims
Chiropractic Treatment in Soft Tissue Injury Cases
Attorneys' Guide to Medical Records
Common Mistakes Made by Plaintiffs' Attorneys in Documenting Claims
Analyzing Opinion Letters: A Physician's Insights on the Quality of Medical Reports
Negotiating Insurance Claims
Establishing Bad Faith
How to Negotiate With Insurance Companies and Avoid Settlement Delays
Maximizing Damages in Small Personal Injury Cases
Twenty-Six Tips From Seasoned Claims Adjusters
Evaluating Settlement Offers
Structured Settlements: Opportunities, Problems and Benefits
Appraisal of Insurance Claims
Solving Common Settlement Problems
Evaluation of Soft Tissue Injury Claims
Evaluating and Settling Medical Malpractice Claims
Settling Auto Accident Cases
Avoiding and Resolving the Classically Weak Case
Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Brief Primer for Civil Litigation
Stacking Un/Underinsured Motorist Coverages
Investigating and Litigating Nursing Home Abuse
Investigating and Evaluating the Product Liability Claim
Investigating False Arrest Claims
Investigating Negligent Security Claims in Pursuing Damages for Crime Victims
Investigating Workplace Violence Claims
Sexual Molestation Claims: Liability and Coverage Issues
How to Combat Smaller and Smaller Settlement Offers in Minor Impact Soft Tissue Injury Cases