Public Adjusters Get Timely Claim Payment from Your Insurer

You have reached a settlement with your insurer on your insurance claim after long, protracted negotiations over the damages caused by a hurricane or water loss and the repairs that will be necessary to your home as a result of that loss.  You would expect at this point that everything would be smooth sailing, given that you have agreed to a number with your insurer. You assume you would receive a timely claim payment of your settlement. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  Sometimes after an agreement is reached, the insurer is suddenly no longer responsive to any of
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Why a Public Insurance Adjuster Will Get You More Money

There are a number of advantages that come from using a public insurance adjuster for your homeowner’s or property insurance claim. Foremost is that a public insurance adjuster will get you more money from your insurer.  In part, this is due to the estimate prepared by your public insurance adjuster and what it wilthat will take place between your public insurance adjuster and the insurer’s adjuster regarding the ultimate resolution of your claim. An insurer is required to pay for whatever repairs are necessary to restore your property to its pre-loss condition.  However, what repairs, and in particular the prices
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What is a Public Adjuster? When to Hire One and Why?

Homeowners often ask us, what is a public adjuster and why should I hire one? One of the most important aspects of having a public adjuster represent you in connection with your homeowner’s or property insurance claim is having someone to be your single point of contact with your insurer for purposes of your claim.  Whether your claim was caused by hurricane damage, a pipe leak, or any other sort of loss, a public adjuster will handle all aspects of your claim, including any and all communications with your insurer, from start to finish.  Retaining an experienced public adjuster can
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How Do I Maximize My Insurance Claim?

The question we are asked the most is how do I maximize my insurance claim? One of the most under appreciated aspects of retaining a public adjuster to assist with your insurance claim is how having an estimate of the repairs that your home will need to restore it to pre-loss condition, prepared by someone other than an adjuster affiliated with your insurer, can help you recover more for your insurance claim.  A public adjuster’s estimate typically is more comprehensive and thorough than an estimate prepared by the adjusters that are utilized by insurance companies. Compared to insurance company adjusters,
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What is ALE Coverage and Why Is It So Important?

One of the most overlooked coverages available under virtually all homeowner’s insurance policies is that of additional living expenses, or ALE.  ALE is sometimes referred to as loss of use, but its importance to any homeowner’s or property insurance claim cannot be overstated.  This is because ALE coverage compensates you for the additional living expenses you have to pay if you are out of your home while repairs are completed as a result of a storm or other covered loss.  ALE coverage is extremely useful to have. The repairs made to your home after you suffer a loss can often
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Cast Iron Pipes and Water Damage Claims

Storm damage claims are a constant in Florida, especially given the extremely active Atlantic hurricane seasons in the past several years.  However, what many public adjusters will tell you is that storm damage claims have not formed the majority of their work in recent years. Instead, water damage claims due to burst, leaking. and/or clogged pipes are much more common than most people realize unless you work in or around the property or homeowner’s insurance industry.  This is due to the large number of homes that have cast iron pipes in South Florida, which are beginning to fail in larger
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Why Do Insurance Companies Discourage Retaining a Public Adjuster?

One of the most common questions we at PubAdjuster are asked by our clients and prospective clients is why do insurance companies discourage retaining a public adjuster? Homeowners are often told by their insurers that they do not need public adjusters to represent them in connection with their homeowner’s insurance claims.  Another question many homeowners who have already filed a claim with their insurer before retaining a public adjuster ask us is why the insurer suddenly becomes much harder to reach and more difficult to deal with once the insured has retained a public adjuster.  It is as if a
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The Biggest Mistakes Florida Homeowners Make When Filing a Named Storm Damage Claim

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane storm season is right around the corner and it looks to be another season with plenty of named storms and plenty of property damage.  The 2020 Atlantic storm season was the most active in history and caused the fifth most amount of damage of any hurricane season in history.  There were thirty named storms, a record high. If a hurricane or tropical storm comes through Florida, then homeowners are often dealing with a wide variety of challenges all at the same time if they are in the unfortunate position of having their home damaged by a
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