Commercial Litigation Property and Casualty Adjuster

Irving, Texas
Not Specified
Sep 14, 2016
Nov 13, 2016
Job Type
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Career Level
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Job Description

This job is responsible for investigating the most complex, major, or specialized commercial auto or property claims when an attorney is representing the injured party, which may include high limits, high dollar exposure, complex litigation, or significant customer issues. The individual handles highly complex uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims, extra-contractual liability claims, or specialized claims (e.g., business interruption, loss of income, E&O policies, etc.). Property claims include General Liability, Premises Liability, Cosmetology, Board of Managers, etc. Highly complex claims involved in litigation, arbitration or mediation, coordinating with legal counsel and participating in depositions, hearings, trial, or arbitrations. The individual takes recorded statements, resolves loss of use claims, issues payments to appropriate parties, and negotiates and settles bodily injury issues. The individual delivers compassionate service that is fast, fair, and easy, to ensure customer retention while verifying coverage, investigating and determining liability, and negotiating and settling highly complex claims. The individual provides work guidance and direction to less senior employees and provides mentoring and coaching to the team. The individual works independently, prioritizes the individual's own responsibilities, and manages the individual's own workload. The individual consistently meets band level behaviors, production, quality and/or customer service goals. Level CL7 should be reserved for very high limits, major, and litigation claims.

Customer Service

  • Makes and maintains a connection with the customer by understanding and meeting their needs; serves the customer with empathy; and follows up to ensure that customer needs have been met
  • Manages, researches, and resolves highly complex customer communications, concerns, conflicts or issues
  • Reviews customer satisfaction results; recommends, designs, and implements personal and business unit action plans

File Documentation and Reporting

  • Summarizes documents and enters into claim system notes
  • Documents a claim file with notes, evaluations and decision making process

Coverage, Liability and Evaluation

  • Determines and explains minimum coverage limits in moderately complex and occasionally complex commercial policy claims involving single or multiple claimants
  • Takes recorded statements from claimants, insured's, witnesses, medical providers, etc., conducts investigations into highly complex auto or property accidents involving commercial policy holders, determines liability, and prepares summaries
  • Reviews file to identify highly complex potential legal issues

Negotiation and Settlement Guidance

  • Negotiates and settles claims in accordance with business unit best practices
  • Reviews medical reports in preparation for claims settlement evaluation
  • Researches, responds to, or participates in Department of Insurance complaints or investigations
  • Participates in or leads Telephone Alert Conferences regarding highly complex claims referred to Home Office

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree in related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Ability to interact effectively, and coach others on interacting effectively, with internal or external customers and act with empathy
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of insurance policy, coverage, and regulation
  • Applies advanced knowledge of claim processes, policies, procedures, claim systems, coverage, liability, damage estimating, and/or settlement, and adherence to applicable legal compliance standards
  • Applies highly advanced problem solving skills to continuously improve business outcomes
  • Ability to assist leadership in achieving business unit objectives
  • Applies highly advanced knowledge of training facilitation and coaching skills
  • Ability to investigate, evaluate, negotiate and settle highly complex claims
  • Provides highly advanced individual decision making within authority limits
  • Works within highly complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise
  • Has and maintains all appropriate licenses and registrations for the role per state requirements

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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