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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?"

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