Is a Lawsuit My Only Option?

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.