A public adjuster is an independent insurance professional that a policyholder may hire to help settle an insurance claim on his or her behalf.
An appraiser is a professional who assesses the cost and value of an insured item.
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A person used to help a claimant and an insurer agree on an amount of loss for a claim.
The claimant and insurer each select an appraiser, and the appraisers choose the umpire. A decision that two of these three agree on is legally binding.
An expert witness, professional witness or judicial expert is a witness, who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience, is believed to have expertise and specialised knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially and legally rely upon the witness's specialized (scientific, technical or other) opinion about an evidence or fact issue within the scope of his expertise, referred to as the expert opinion, as an assistance to the fact-finder.
A cost estimate is the approximation of the cost of a program, project, or operation. The cost estimate is the product of the cost estimating process.
The cost estimate has a single total value and may have identifiable component values. A problem with a cost overrun can be avoided with a credible, reliable, and accurate cost estimate. An estimator is the professional who prepares cost estimates. There are different types of estimators, whose title may be preceded by a modifier, such as building estimator, or electrical estimator, or chief estimator. Other professional titles may also prepare estimates or contribute to estimates, such as quantity surveyors, cost engineers, etc. In the US, there were 185,400 cost estimators in 2010.