Thank you for your efforts in helping Noyo Harbor District recover from the damages caused by the devastating tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. We knew that the measurement of the damage as well as the claims handling was beyond our expertise. You immediately formulated a team of experts…to assist in the evaluation and measurement of the claim. The insight from your team was instrumental in the settlement. We thought our insurance company would help us and work with us to pay for the property damages in a timely fashion. Regretfully, the help expected from them was not forthcoming…The insurance company never worked with us through the process and set up roadblocks at every step of the way. The level of expertise from your team allowed us to navigate through the minefield of issues. The original measurement of the carrier was approximately $670,000. Our ultimate recovery of almost $2.2 million was well in excess of the carrier’s offer. ..We happily paid your fees as the results were worth the investment.

Robert Armitage, Chairman
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    Your entertainment business just suffered serious property damage and you are wondering what to do next.

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    You call your insurance company and wait for an adjuster to come out, hoping they will have your best interests at heart.

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    You move from the asset side of your insurance company's ledger to the liability side of their ledger.

We Can Help

Knowing everything you possibly can about the "fine print" of your insurance policy before you have any substantive dialogue with your insurer is an absolute necessity. Know what you are covered for and how to claim it. What you say to your insurance company's adjuster and how you say it can make a dramatic difference in how much you get paid. The more you know, the better the results.

Government Factors To Consider

Be sure to understand each of the following factors before engaging with the insurance company. Knowledge is the key to a successful claim outcome.

  • What is our broker's/agent’s role?
  • Does the adjuster work for us or the insurance company? Why they can't work for both. Conflict.
  • Does the insurance company pay for professionals necessary to evaluate our claim? Are they working for us or them?
  • Warranties and Protective Safeguard requirements. What do they mean? Can we still collect if we are not in full compliance?
  • Is there coinsurance in my policy? What does it mean?
  • How is actual cash value determined? Why should we care?
  • Is the insurance company using an independent building or equipment consultant to prepare a bid? Who are these consultants? Who are they working for? Do they only work for insurance companies?
  • How quickly can we get started rebuilding?
  • How does our policy address increased costs due to new codes? If our coverage is limited, what can we do about it?
  • Will the insurance company pay for a construction manager?
  • What is the difference between a schedule of values and a schedule of limits?
  • Temporary facilities. Portables. Hardscape. Temporary or permanent? How presenting our story can affect our recovery. Do we know our policy provisions?

The Difference Public Adjusters Make

We work exclusively for YOU, not the insurance company. Our insurance professionals have managed and negotiated thousands of claims for nearly every type of natural and man-made disaster. Local in our approach, we have over forty offices across the U.S. and Canada, and an unmatched network of expert resources to efficiently mobilize and be at your side.

Our Results

City of Orange Cove

Adjusters International Pacific Northwest
10 million
Adjusters International Pacific Northwest

Noyo Harbor District

Adjusters International Pacific Northwest
2 million
Adjusters International Pacific Northwest

Dos Palos High School

3.5 million
Adjusters International Pacific Northwest
9 million
Adjusters International Pacific Northwest

Actual results will vary based on individual circumstance and nature of insurance claim loss. There are no guarantees you will experience the same results.