It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Irma hit Florida back in 2017, yet almost half of those insurance claims are still not resolved.
As we move into 2018’s hurricane season, many property owners affected by the devastating storm are worried – and for good reason – if they’ll be able to take care of repairs before another storm wreaks further damage.
If you’re one of the thousands of people still waiting on your Hurricane Irma insurance claim to be completed, it’s time to have a public adjuster on your side.
One of the biggest tricks in the book, especially when dealing with a massive storm like Hurricane Irma, is for insurance companies to trick customers into prematurely closing their claim.
In one instance, a Boca Raton woman was paid a mere $500 by her insurance company and was told that her claim was closed. In reality, she was owed more than $21,000 in damages.
Other times, insurance companies make an initial payment and then go silent for long enough in hopes that customers mistakenly believe their claim is closed or become frustrated enough to simply close the claim themselves.
[pullquote]If you’re still waiting to be paid for your Hurricane Irma insurance claim, do not close the claim without talking to a public adjuster first.[/pullquote]
When upwards of $9 billion is owed in hurricane damages, insurance companies are certainly in no hurry to pay the full amount owed to their numerous customers.
At this point, if your Hurricane Irma insurance claim is still going nowhere, it’s time to seriously consider bringing in a public adjuster to make sure you get the money owed to you as soon as possible.
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