Wind v. mechanically induced damage in roof evaluations

Wind v. mechanically induced damage in roof evaluations  Top 7 tips of insurance claims fraud   by Daniel Joita P.E. – Senior Forensic Engineer Abstract With the increased number of insurance claims, especially during recent storms/hurricane season, there’s been an increasing trend of mechanically induced damage to roofing surfaces. Many claims in the roofing industry …

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Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida

Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida Timothy R. Engelbrecht, Esq. and Matthew J. Lavisky, Esq. Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP Like many states, Florida law allows a person under a first-party insurance contract to sue an insurer if the person has been damaged by certain actions often referred to as “bad-faith” claim handling practices. The purpose …

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Hurricane Window Damage Assessment

Hurricane Window Damage Assessment Brian G. Johnson, M.S., P.E. One common assignment forensic engineers receive following catastrophic weather events is to determine the cause of water intrusion into a building. Frequently, it is alleged by the building owner or representative that wind forces damaged the windows of the building, resulting in leaks and damage to …

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Biohazard cleanup – Sometimes death is only the beginning

Biohazard cleanup – Sometimes death is only the beginning Gerry Rogers, President & CEO URI – Unlimited Restoration, Inc. Imagine being called by your mother’s employer because she has not been to work for two days, has not called in, and was not answering her phone, which is totally out of character for her. You …

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Trending Phenomenon in Computer Forensics

Trending Phenomenon in Computer Forensics by Rich Curtis, President and Technical Consultant, Loss Solutions Group  2018 marks my twentieth year in the property claims business. Seasoned players twenty years ago used to tell me stories of old and advised of the ebbs and flows of trends. I’ve seen various mold scares, infectious hail damage, floods …

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