/ Categories: CADO Blog

Common Estimating Errors

By John Postava;  First posted in the forum.

"They say there have been more mistakes made by computers than Tequila and Hand Guns combined.  That being said, with the help of one of the top trainers at Vale National Training Center we published a white paper on what we feel are some of the top estimating errors adjusters make using computers or scoping losses in general.  The list is by no means complete.  The link is provided below.  Can you think of any other common mistakes even the best of us make from time to time?"

Please login or register to post comments.

Theme picker

Forum Topics

Lightning Strike

With this beautiful weather across the country it sounds like you all need some work related stimulation so here it is. You helped me once before but this time it’s on my own home.   I c

Posted: 07/13/2007 3:06 PM Replies: 5

$2.6M deal to settle FEMA mobile home claims

  Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina have agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve thousands of claims that the shelters ex

Posted: 01/26/2011 2:01 PM Replies: 1

Adjusting companies in storm times

Has anyone heard of IIS Claims?  They keep sending e-mails about all the claims they have

Posted: 09/04/2011 5:37 AM Replies: 4


Posted: 07/28/2011 4:41 PM Replies: 0

Carrying a Ladder

I need to find a way to carry my 26' extension ladder, and I'd like to attach it to my 30' trailer somehow.  I'd rather not put a rack on my truck, if I can figure out a better way.  Any sug

Posted: 07/06/2009 6:16 PM Replies: 26

tree removal per man hour rates

IM trying to find out what is the range of per man hour paid on tree removal on very large claims and very high risks?

Posted: 05/14/2010 2:38 PM Replies: 3

Depreciation of roof Labor on ACV policy

New forum member here. I was wondering if anyone could please give me any input as far as the following. In Calif., it is clear that labor cannot be depreciated (see below from Calif Code of Regulat

Posted: 10/16/2007 3:59 PM Replies: 26

Bad Faith Statutes

I wanted to start a thread for those working in LA and TX pertaining to knowledge of the bad faith statutes in both states and adherence to the time guides allowed by both.  I don't have all the

Posted: 09/14/2008 6:00 AM Replies: 6

Looking for File Review Opportunities

  Hello All, I have been an auto claims desk adjuster for the past year. I am in a situation at home where I may need to work from home doing something similar. Are there currently firms lookin

Posted: 01/08/2016 1:14 PM Replies: 1

How photograph car against building claims

I do a lot of car against building claims and thought I would share some of the things I try to do with my photos. I'm sure there are some people with more experience than I, please chime in if you ha

Posted: 12/26/2010 8:13 AM Replies: 1