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The Claim Adjuster’s Automobile Liability Handbook

By Steven Plitt

The complete guide to investigating and successfully evaluating automobile coverage and injury claims.

This guide to the investigation and successful evaluation of automobile coverage and injury claims provides practical information in three ways. First, it provides a comprehensive discussion, with extensive case citation regarding policy interpretation, liability coverage, bad faith, unfair claims practices, and negligence. The second part of the guide focuses on key areas where expert assistance may be useful in evaluating automobile claims. Finally, the guide includes a comprehensive checklist of questions to be asked when investigating an automobile claim and what types of documentation are available and should be acquired as part of the investigation.

Features & Benefits:

  • Provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of how different courts have interpreted insurance coverage disputes issues
  • Contains a state-by-state analysis regarding insurance bad faith and unfair claims practices regulation
  • Includes chapters written by experts about complex areas such as accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering, and orthopedics
  • Provides in a separate appendix a guide to the investigation of automobile liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims
  • Includes cross-references to the West Key Number System® and major publications, such as Am Jur® 2d

Format: Binder/Looseleaf
Components: Print 1
Product Number: 40829509
Price: $140.00
Price subject to change without notice.
November 07, 2012

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Summary/Table of Contents:


  1. Interpreting the Insurance Contract: Rules of Construction
  2. Policy Duties
  3. Multiple Coverage Issues
  4. Automobile Liability Policy
  5. Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  6. Unfair Claims Practices Statutes
  7. Bad Faith
  8. Negligence
  9. Accident Reconstruction Analysis
  10. Biomechanical Analysis Forensic Biomechanics-Motor Vehicle Accidents
  11. Orthopedic Analysis Orthopedic Assessment and Management of Accident-Related Conditions
  12. Chiropractic Analysis
  13. Rehabilitation Analysis a Systematic Approach to Vocational, Household Services, and Life Care Plan Analysis
  14. Emotional Distress Injuries
  15. Closed Head Trauma Brain Injury Claims Assessment and Processing

Appendix -- Guide to the Investigation of Automobile Liability and Uninsured/Underinsured
Motorist Claims
Table of Laws and Rules
Table of Cases