Appraisal is a form of alternative dispute resolution specific to property insurance claims. The senior partners at SEI routinely act as the appraiser for both insurance companies and homeowners, and are also routinely selected to serve as neutral umpires at appraisal.
Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution that is performed outside of the courts to resolve a dispute utilizing the expertise of the arbitrator. Both senior partners at SEI are AAA-certified arbitrators.
Neutral Evaluators are appointed by the Department of Financial Services to provide an unbiased, non-binding opinion for disputes on sinkhole-related matters. Professional Evaluations are binding Neutral Evaluations that are NOT administrated by DFS.
As an expert witness, the special knowledge for a specific subject matter is used to provide a professional opinion and/or testimony related to that specialized subject. SEI’s engineers have served as Expert Witnesses in thousands of matters related to Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Roofing, Building Envelope Failure, etc.
Foundation remediation and/or structural repair drawings can be created along with cost estimates to assist in findings.
A review of prior art is performed to provide recommendations for repair, existence or absence of sinkhole activity, existence or absence of structural damage, and more.
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