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Driving with locked brakes turns tires into 'hot' wheels.
The cause of the cracks and the time for development affect whether or not insurance coverage is extended or denied.
Claims handlers often have to figure why an automotive engine has failed.
Claims personnel are often called to a building with a large loss caused by water leakage from underground water piping systems and investigating the cause...
Automobile engine damage can be a result of sludge formation in the engine oil. When engine damage is claimed, the analyst is charged with determining...
Insurance adjusters are often faced with a large loss caused by water leakage from plumbing systems. Investigating the cause is an integral part of the...
Allegations of automobile malfunctions having caused an accident are often the basis for a claim against an automotive repair facility. The scenario usually develops as...
Valves are fluid flow control devices used in a variety of industries. The butterfly valve can contribute to a loss if it is incorrectly positioned.
Why claims professionals need to make peace with the laws of physics.
The season for fireplace usage has arrived, along with the cascade of claims originating from them.
The recent tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec raises questions about transportation risk, liability and engineering. So why do rails fail?
Last month's tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec raises questions about transportation risk, liability and engineering. So why do rails fail?
Car fires present added considerations for adjusters tasked not only with processing claims but also with identifying subrogation opportunities.
Just as oill filled capacitors require special handling, so do the p&c claims arising from their malfunction. Adjusters must conduct thorough investigations to identify subrogation...
Three classic examples of window sash losses illustrate the issues faced by the claims analyst.
Window sash damage is a common building problem encountered by claims. Here, we explore three classic examples of such losses that serve to illustrate the...
Installing compression couplings is serious business, as errors can cause pipe ruptures that result in expensive property claims.
What caused the second-floor collapse at Cincinnati's $400 million Horseshoe Casino project? An engineer renders an initial analysis of what might have happened.
Many claims these days suggest that automotive brake failure directly contributed to an accident. For those losses where brake malfunction is a suspected cause, the...
Years of heating and cooling leads to the coils suffering from thermal fatigue, which causes them to crack.
A tractor trailer full of beer drove itself down Colorado's I-25 last week with nobody behind the wheel.