Public insurance adjuster: When to hire one?

Filing a claim for major loss is no easy feat. You have to document every part of the loss and negotiate a fair settlement from your insurance company, with little to no insurance knowledge. On the other hand, your insurance company is an expert in loss, and will oftentimes try to pay out as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible. 

This is why hiring a public insurance adjuster can be extremely beneficial to you. Public insurance adjusters work for you, the policyholder, not for the insurance company. They are on your side and fight to get the settlement you deserve. But many people are unfamiliar with the idea that you can even hire a public insurance adjuster, so knowing when you should hire one can seem even more confusing. 

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the times you should consider hiring a public insurance adjuster:

Large and Complex Claim

When dealing with a large and complex claim that could have multiple factors it can be easier to hire a public adjuster. For example, after a hurricane, you may have to file both a windstorm and flood claim. Or after a large winter storm, you might have to file claims for snow, flooding, and wind. After all, how do you know how much water damage is from the rain or snow coming down or through the damaged roof, and how much was just from the flooding in the basement? When you have a public insurance adjuster on your side, they help you keep track of all the information and documentation you need for each claim.

Submitting an accurate and detailed claim is crucial in getting you the right about of money from an insurance company. As a home or business owner, you may not have made a full inventory of your possessions before the disaster and it can be hard to recall everything lost from memory. Frequently, adjusters visit a home or business and find the loss estimate is far below what it should be. With our years of experience, Action Public Adjusters has perfected the claims process, making sure all costs are accounted for, even ones that a policyholder might forget or not even know about.

What Your Policy Covers

Insurance policies, especially commercial ones, are confusing and even some of the basic terminology used in them can be misunderstood or misinterpreted. Our public insurance adjusters are experts in all the ins-and-outs of insurance policy clauses, provisions, and legal terms. Hiring a public adjuster puts you on a level playing field with the insurance company makes sure nothing goes unnoticed throughout your claim.

Insurance Company Isn’t Responsive

After a loss, your insurance company will send out their own adjuster but they won’t have your best interests at heart and may leave damages off so they can get through your claim quickly and give you a smaller payout. Sometimes there may be disputes in your claim and negotiating with the insurance company to resolve any disagreements is almost impossible. When you have a public insurance adjuster on your side, all these headaches go away. We make sure all damage gets documented, we handle all communication with the insurance company, and we have only your best interests at heart and will fight for you until the insurance company gives you what you deserve.  

Don’t Have Time

Losing your home or business is already a stressful time and filing an insurance claim, especially a large and complex one, can take as much time as a full-time job, and many people just don’t have the time for that. Policyholders quickly get exhausted and will sometimes take a smaller payout just to put an end to the whole process. Hiring a public insurance adjuster will allow you to focus on what’s most important, like getting your family, home or business back to normal. From filing the claim to negotiating the right settlement, our public adjusters will take care of it all.

When hiring a public adjuster, it’s best to involve them as early as possible to give yourself the best chance at earning all you are entitled to. If you just suffered a major loss and are in need of a public insurance adjuster, contact Action Public Adjusters today!