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What is a good public adjuster? How do you qualify a good public insurance adjuster from a bad one?

Searching for public adjusters near me? A public adjuster is an independent insurance professional that a policyholder may hire to help settle an insurance claim on his or her behalf. How do you know a good public insurance adjuster versus a bad one? This podcast gives some qualification questions that every policyholder should ask a public insurance adjuster before hiring them to represent you in settling your property damage insurance claim. Many policyholders don’t know about public adjusters. Assuming your insurance company will settle your claim fairly and promptly on your behalf can result in financial disaster. Policyholders seeking professional, licensed representation to handle their property damage insurance claim following a hail storm, hurricane, fire, or other disaster researching “what is a public adjuster”, may come across an overwhelming amount of information. Finding and hiring an expert public adjuster near you who is trustworthy, credible, and experienced can be a challenge. Understanding what a public adjuster does and if you should hire one can depend on several variables including the state your property is located, deductible, amount of damage, when the damage occurred, and whether your insurer has wrongfully denied your claim or acted in bad faith. If you hire a public adjuster, the sooner in the claim process, the better.

Bonus question: Have you ever worked directly or indirectly for an insurer while licensed as a public adjuster? We exclusively represent policyholders so you know there’s never any conflict of interest.

About Hurricane Laura

Prior to making landfall in the US, Laura had produced serious damage and took nearly two dozen lives across Hati and the Dominican Republic. As it was moving through the Gulf of Mexico, Laura quickly grew from a Category 1 to a Category 4 within 24 hours. In the early morning of August 27th, Hurricane Laura made landfall to the US Coast as the seventh named storm to do so this hurricane season.

At landfall, Hurricane Laura had wind speeds of up to 150 mph, causing mass construction along the border of Texas and Louisiana.

What’s Next?

A couple of days after the storm had passed, President Trump toured the damage in Orange, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mr. Trump vowed assistance for both cities, saying in Texas that “we’ve never seen anything like” the force of the storm. He said that FEMA would deliver 400,000 liters of water and 200,000 meals for those who were affected by Laura.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that he has declared a disaster in 62 counties and their priorities are “power, water, evacuees, assessment.”

Residents and business owners have finally started to return to the area to assess the damages. Power and water outages are still affecting tens of thousands of people across the area, with no Return Date near.Helping Texas in the wake of Hurricane Laura 2020

How You Can Help

The following organizations have set up individual campaigns dedicated to those who have been affected by Hurricane Laura. Donate and volunteer as you are able!

Were you or someone you know affected by Hurricane Laura? Not sure where to start? Contact ICRS today!