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Tips for Choosing a Public Adjuster Finding an adjuster with experience in managing your type of claim, and most especially someone you are comfortable with, must not be taken lightly. Take note that as the client, you should not be affected by high-pressure tactics or industry jargon. If you feel uneasy around someone, there’s probably a good explanation. Hence, you should also learn to trust your intuition. There are a few things you must consider as you choose a public insurance adjuster. First off, don’t pick the first one who comes along. Their capacity to market their business to you is no indication of their capacity to serve you. Also, your public adjuster must have solid experience in this professional field. He should be a member of a few groups, such as the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA), United Policyholders of America, and Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND). A lot of these groups have very high ethical standards that members must conform to, as well as online directories where members are listed. On top of that, no public adjuster is allowed to promise anything prior to reading your insurance policy and evaluating your loss. As well, make sure you’re considering a public adjuster who is state licensed. Remember that contractors or restoration companies claiming to be public adjusters, telling you they can handle your claim or negotiate with your insurance provider, are committing a third-degree felony in certain states.
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If you’re considering a particular adjuster, ask for references and make those important calls. Specifically, ask for references to clients with more or less the same claims. Is your adjuster constantly dealing with your insurance company? The background of your public adjuster as far your insurance carrier knows can substantially influence your claim.
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Another thing to look out for are local contractors and remediators that volunteer to file your claim and then repair the damage. There are cases in which these firms’ contracts will oblige you to sign your settlement check over to them. Or they will fix your property at the minimum cost and keep the rest of the money to themselves. In other cases, bills can pile up to an incredibly high amount that insurance company will not pay simply because the policyholder signed the work authorization without the approval of the insurer. This commonly leads to a construction lien put against the property. Finally, avoid adjusters offering to handle your claim for a minimum percentage. Definitely, the type and size of the loss, along with its complexity, will impact the cost. Majority of reliable adjusters are paid anywhere between 5% and 15%. Anything less must be considered a red flag, indicating the adjuster will not work hard enough on your claim or that you don’t even need an adjuster in the first place.