Keeping Your Cases Moving During The COVID-19 Crisis

 Monday, March 23, 2020

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Many subrogation professionals will find themselves working from home in the near future. While much can be accomplished from a computer keyboard, there are certain activities essential to investigating and litigating subrogation files which are going to mandate a creative approach.

The purpose of this article is to highlight some areas that subrogation professionals need to consider, as well as some possible solutions, to keep their cases moving during the COVID-19 crisis.

With many states and municipalities restricting transportation, it is going to be very difficult for a period of time for experts to conduct on site subrogation inspections and investigations.

If you have a loss which requires an immediate inspection, such as a fire loss, you usually want to get an expert to the site immediately. Many areas of the country remain accessible, but that situation changes by day and even by the hour, so don’t delay.

If you cannot find an expert, or the area of the loss is inaccessible, try to preserve as much information as possible about the loss until you can get someone to the site.