CHARLOTTE, N.C. July 20, 2011
Insurance companies often hire consulting firms that employ electrical engineers to assist. "These firms claim their electrical engineers can assist with these types of losses including a broad spectrum of other services that they offer. However, electrical engineers are actually educated and trained to deal with the problems associated with large-scale electrical systems, such as power transmission and motor control. They are usually trained to evaluate the uses of electricity in order to transmit energy and have no experience in diagnosing electronics for damages," Rankin remarked.
Rankin’s firm, Zap Consulting, utilizes technicians to evaluate consumer electronics. "Our specialists diagnose equipment to determine reparability, cause of loss, and can also provide comparable replacement quotes when repairs are not feasible," remarked Rankin. "We keep up with emerging technologies, which is important in this age of integration, as it allows us how to understand the way systems communicate when evaluating a loss and thus how to properly recommend putting the insured back to pre-loss condition."
Electronics Consulting Firms (ECFs) are blazing the trail in assisting insurance companies with claims involving new technologies that have become commonplace in the home and work environment. Insurance companies are no longer left unprotected using old-school methodologies and skill sets to evaluate these types of losses.
SOURCE Zap Consulting