An umpire is a competent, disinterested, impartial individual appointed by the appraisers of a claim with making a decision regarding the value of property or the amount of a property loss. During an insurance claim appraisal the umpire is an appointed professional who makes a binding decision after the two parties in an appraisal process fail to agree on a loss. In short, an umpire is a trained dispute resolution expert who should also have some experience in understanding insurance adjusting and all its components.The services of an umpire are critical in every appraisal.
Impact Claim Services offers umpire services to parties seeking a fair, competent and experienced umpire. Our experience in construction, claims adjusting and insurance appraisals equip us with the knowledge and ability to understand and interpret engineering reports, construction requirements, financials and other expert reports related to the loss. Our commitment to arriving at a fair, accurate a neutral determination of the “amount of loss” is evident as members of Impact Claim Services have been suggested by both Insureds, and Insurers, to serve as an Umpire, and have also been appointed by Judges to serve as a neutral umpire.
If you have a disagreement with your insurance company over the cost of repairs or replacement of your damaged property, call Impact Claim Services to discuss whether or not Appraisal may be an appropriate option for you.