Tampa, FL, October 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- With Tropical Storm Philippe Gaining Strength, The Public Adjusters Remind You Time Can Run Out to Document Property Before Storm Damage.
Tropical Storm Philippe serves as a reminder to the U.S. that although the 2011 hurricane season is nearly over, there is still the chance for storms to build steam. This week, Tropical Storm Philippe has been building strength in the open Atlantic and is predicted to both take a turn toward the Northeast and attain Hurricane Category One classification. Even as Tropical Storm Philippe moves closer to a possible hurricane status, Florida public adjuster The Public Adjusters says there is always time for property owners to update their property insurance policies and to begin the pre-loss preparation process to help support their claim in the event of a property loss.
The certified public adjusters at The Public Adjusters, with offices throughout Florida and licensed adjusters in eleven other states, say while it’s never too early to obtain proper records and document a property’s condition with photographic and video proof, it’s also certainly not too late unless the storm has already hit.
Documentation of property before loss and proper record keeping can be done quickly, and is imperative as the number one tool available to the insured property owner to support their claim and get paid for the damages. It’s important for property owners to protect themselves against the pre-existing damage and maintenance argument that the insurance industry will certainly try to use against them. Show the insurance provider why they are wrong. Be prepared to prove what damage you have after the storm that didn’t exist beforehand.
The Florida public adjusters at The Public Adjusters say the majority of property owners they work with every day are unaware they even have any pre-loss responsibilities. Most property owners, they say, believe their insurance policies will take care of whatever damage a tropical storm inflicts, but that’s rarely the case. The burden of proof in the event of storm damage is on the property owner, meaning it is imperative for the property owners to document the condition of their property, both personal and structural, before a storm hits to avoid problems when it comes time to filing their property insurance claim. While it’s not too late for property owners to finish this pre-loss preparation process, with the possible reorganization of Tropical Storm Philippe, time is running out.
Once the National Hurricane Center issues a hurricane warning for your area, the window of availability for a property owner to have their policy amended or to have a pre-loss inspection closes. That is why it is so important to get an early jump on the pre-loss preparation process.
Policy holders need to be prepared to support their damage in the investigation phase with proper reports and records before a major weather event like Tropical Storm Philippe threatens their property. Property owners can learn more about the process of proper record keeping by visiting The Public Adjusters online at http://www.thepublicadjusters.biz, or by contacting a licensed public adjuster at (800) 572-7914.
The Public Adjusters / Insurance Claim Consultants Inc. is a public insurance adjusting firm licensed in 11 states throughout the United States. The firm works exclusively for the policyholder, ensuring maximum settlement amounts are paid based upon the damage and policy provisions unique to each insurance claim. With over two decades of winning experience and more than 10,000 clients served, the Tampa-based firm of public loss adjusters and insurance consultants specialize in loss assessment adjusting for home and business owners that suffer property loss from hurricane damage, tornado damage, fire and smoke damage, water loss damage, sinkholes, flood damage, hidden decay and business interruption claims. Acting as an ally and personal advocate for its clients during the claims process, The Public Adjusters has negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars- including tens of millions in increased settlements- on behalf of property owners and managers. The firm of independent public loss adjusters boasts a 100% success rate in the re-opening of property insurance claims and has obtained settlements higher than 500% of the insurance company’s original offer. Company principle, Ronald Delo, is considered an industry- expert in property insurance lending his voice and expertise to numerous media outlets such as CNN, NBC and ABC, The New York Times and other media outlets to discuss property insurance issues and topics.
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