There are options other than filing a lawsuit. Oftentimes, when we get involved in a claim, we will present the claim, negotiate with the adjuster, negotiate with the opposing attorney, and try to get something worked out that’s satisfactory to the client before we even file a lawsuit. Sometimes we can avoid a lawsuit by going through what’s known as the appraisal process, which is a three person panel that is in most insurance policies, that allows that panel to set the amount of a loss, how much is owed. Sometimes we do file a lawsuit, but we don’t go to trial. Sometimes we mediate disputes; we have arbitration. There’s a variety of alternative dispute resolution procedures that we can look at to give consumers options – those that are perhaps scared of a trial, scared of that judge. We try to make it as easy on them as possible.
McWherter Scott & Bobbitt represents policyholders throughout Tennessee. To learn more about the firm’s services, or to schedule an appointment with Brandon McWherter, please call 731-664-1340, or fill out our contact form. We have offices in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson and Knoxville for your convenience.
Brandon McWherter has dedicated his practice to assisting insurance policyholders with their claims against insurance companies, including claims for bad faith. He is licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Learn More