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Subrogation Fires & Explosions Involving Death or Serious Injury / RMI Co-Presenter at NASP Litigation Skills Conference in Palm Springs

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RMI Partner David Matejczyk along with Brian Churchwell, PE, CFEI, CFI of Churchwell Fire Consultants were co-presenters on the topic of Subrogation Fires and Explosions Involving Death or Serious Injury at this past month's NASP Litigation Skills Conference held in Palm Springs, California.  During their respective careers, both presenters have been involved in numerous fire and explosion investigations with a death or serious injury component.

The program explored the complex ethical and legal issues to the investigator, subrogation unit and counsel.  Topics addressed during the program included investigator contacts and coordination with government officials; transfer of scene from public investigator to insurer; heightened evidence preservation; proper interview timing of injured insured or surviving family members; establishing a family contact and unrepresented insureds.

The program included the special nuances of NFPA 921 - Chapter 25, Death and Injuries.  Also addressed were issues involving cooperation and  coordination with the insured’s counsel; legal and ethical duties involving the injured or deceased insured; estate issues; pros and cons of intervention, coordinated or separate filing of the subrogation case and the insured’s personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. 

 

The presentation also included active participation and input from insurers, attorneys and experts from across the country involved with this serious and important topic.  

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AMANDA MARTANOVIC RECEIVES SUBROGATION CSRP DESIGNATION

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RMI Attorney Amanda Martanovic received her Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) designation at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual Conference held this month in Orlando, Florida.

Attorney Martanovic oversees the automobile subrogation division at RMI.

The CSRP designation is a significant accomplishment in the subrogation field. The designation is awarded to industry professionals who have met stringent academic and experience requirements followed by passing a comprehensive examination of multiple subrogation topics.

The first step of the designation requires five years experience in the area of insurance subrogation.

Amanda first started her career in subrogation while clerking at RMI. Upon graduation, Amanda was a natural fit at the firm. She began litigating cases for insurers throughout the state of Ohio. In 2018, Amanda was named manager of the automobile subrogation division at the firm. In that role she continues to litigate cases throughout the state in addition to overseeing a team of paralegals in RMI’s auto recovery unit.

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