The best place to find a good public adjuster is through NAPIA (http://www.napia.com/). NAPIA can provide referrals for every state that licenses Public Adjusters. A Public Insurance Adjuster is the only type of adjuster qualified to represent the insured on a first party property claim. Currently more than 44 states plus the District of Columbia require an adjuster to hold this licensure in order to represent the insured.
A professionally trained Public Insurance Adjuster will act as your advocate and help you to navigate the maze of settling the claim for the full amount due under the applicable policy. Remember insurance policies contain certain conditions that must be met before you can get paid: valuing the loss, presenting it to the insurer and negotiating a settlement. Because insurance policies are complicated and contain certain conditions, full payment on a loss is not automatic.
A Public Adjuster can help determine your coverages and cause of the loss in order to present your claim and evaluate the carrier’s offer or denial. Determining the cause of the loss is a critical step in verifying coverage.
How to Make Sure You Hire the Right PA?
Once again, make sure they are members of NAPIA and hold professional designations. Take your time and do several in-person interviews and request at least five references for each. It may be difficult and intimidating but you need to actually call the references and find out what their situation was. Have your questions prepared before you call. Are they responsive to your questions and seem genuinely concerned. If you hire a Public Adjuster, do so in writing and understand their fees before signing.
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