Insurance 101 – Chapter 7 – Volume 14 – Contact Authorities

Contact Authorities

Contact must be made with the official investigating officers, either police or fire arson investigators, in person. Personal contact is necessary to gain more than cursory information from a report. The prudent adjuster cultivates a relationship with official investigators. If the adjuster shows an interest in their work and an inclination to help, the investigator the official investigator will more readily share information with the adjuster. The adjuster who demands information from a police or arson investigator will invariably be met with a refusal to comment. The adjuster should collect as many investigation reports as are available and may purchase photographs taken by the official agency. When an arson fire happens both the arson unit and the local police force will be on hand and both will be taking pictures.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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