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A restorer with a properly-executed Assignment of Insurance Rights can enforce the policyholder’s rights to fair claims handling. Allstate pivots and back-peddles, unsuccessfully attempting to find a basis to challenge
Contractor with a long history of collecting overhead and profit for mitigation and contents is denied 10 & 10 for subcontracted contents work. Allstate adjuster writes: “Allstate does not cover
I receive lots of calls from restorers who are sick and tired of writing estimates for policyholders who do not intend to hire them to perform the work. Policyholders use well-written
If you take your Ferrari to the shop for a new carburetor, and you refuse to pay for the work, the shop can keep your Ferrari, just like a dry
Before we know it, the catastrophe season will be upon us again. Restorers will be tempted to jump into the action, drawn by the instinct to render aid to those
This question has been the subject of a lot of discussions in online groups lately. Some have written that an authorization is simply an “authorization to do work and not
Restorers complain that insurance companies pay too little and don’t treat them fairly, but some restorers contribute to the problem by pandering to insurance companies and foolishly undercutting the value