Insurance 101 – Chapter 12 – Volume 24 – The Role of the Insurer’s Lawyer at EUO

The Role of the Insurer’s Lawyer at EUO

A good, thorough, examination under oath is the insurer’s most effective weapon to defeat fraud. Lawyers, whose job it is to ask questions, will usually do a more thorough job of examination under oath than an insurance claims person. The lawyer can also, after completing an examination, give the insurer legal advice as to its rights, duties, and obligations. The adjuster should attend the examination under oath to help the lawyer and to study questioning techniques. The adjuster must make it clear to the attorney taking an examination under oath that it is his or her obligation to provide sufficient factual information supported by legal authority for the insurer to make a decision on the claim.

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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