Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, an insurance claims expert, has created a library of insurance claims books and other materials to make it possible for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance claims professionals.
Those who serve the insurance industry and its policyholders (whether as lawyers, adjusters, claims management, or public insurance adjusters) are able to perform their duties appropriately and in good faith is absolutely necessary that they maintain insurance professionalism.
The books listed below need a home in each law office, each insurance company. Every independent adjuster claims office and in the offices of every public insurance adjusting firm.
Barry Zalma's Insurance Claims Library will provide essential resources and will go a long way to creating a staff of insurance claims professionals. The insurance and insurance claims are written by Barry Zalma and available on amazon.com and at http://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/
Some of the books include:
The Compact Book of Adjusting Property Insurance Claims ̵
1; Second Edition
The Insurance Adjuster is not mentioned in a policy of insurance. The obligation to investigate and prove a claim falls on the insured. Standard first party insurance policies, based on the New York Standard Fire Insurance policy, contain conditions that are insured, within sixty days of the loss, submit a proof of loss to prove to the insurer the facts and amount of loss.
The policy allows the insurer to then, and only then, respond to the insured's proof of loss. The insurer can then either accept or reject the proof submitted by the insured.
Technically, if the wording of the policy was followed literally by the insurer could sit back, do nothing, and wait for the proof. If the insured was late in submitting the proof, the claim could be rejected. If the insured submits a timely proof of the insurer could either accept or reject the proof. If the insurer rejected the proof of loss the insured could either send a new one or give up and gain nothing from the claim. Suit on the policy would be difficult because the policy contract limited the right to two times when the proof of loss condition had been included.
Insureds and insurers were not happy with that system. It made it too difficult for a lay person to successfully present a claim. The system, which was written in the standard fire policy, seemed to run counter to the covenant of good faith and fair dealing that had been the basis of the insurance contract for centuries. Most insurers understood that their insureds were mostly incapable of complying with the strict enforcement of the policy conditions. The insurance adjuster has been created to fulfill its obligation to deal fairly and in good faith with the insured.
The Second edition adds new material from 2018 and 2019, and is easier to use and more
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Volumes 1 through 7
A Journal providing information about insurance, insurance claims hand ling and insurance law as it changes with new decisions.
The latest edition deals with the following subjects:
How Insurance Is the Mother's Milk of the Law Profession; Lawyer did not read his Malpractice Policy. Increase in Premium Without Actual Evidence or Increased Risk Defeats Rescission; Lawyer Suspended for a Year for Abusing Paralegal; To Succeed at Arson-for-Profit Takes Skill and Intelligence; Insurance Policies are Construed as Written; A Policyholder is only the Named Insured; No Cover if Dwelling is not the Insured's Residence; It's Not Nice to Lie to Your Insurer; Criminal Act Exclusion Enforced; Obtaining Ex-Wife's Medical Records to Harass Not and Professional Service; Is This The Last Insurance Decision Re September 11, 2001 ?; Insurance Agent's Duty Limited to Insured; Regardless of Acts of Insured Mortgage Gets Insurance Proceeds; More Than Two Million Judgment Against Client for Neglect to Protect Client Should Have Been Reported; Double Recovery Not Allowed; Personal Auto Policy Limited to Acts of Owner / Operator; Failure to Plead Plausible Claims Defeats Lawsuit; and Compensation of Comprehensive Group of Materials on Property & Casualty Insurance Claims
Read about these books by Barry Zalma at http://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/