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Public Adjusters for Wildfire Damage

Property claims for wildfire damage can be managed when working together with our public adjusters. As your insurance company arrives with its team, it is important to have professionals on your side to develop a claim strategy to get your business back on its feet sooner.

Our experts move efficiently to evaluate and document the full scope of your damages and negotiate a maximum claim settlement to get you up and running.

If your commercial property is damaged in a wildfire, we understand your initial focus is on protecting your employees, operations, and customers. That alone can be a full-time job, as can be the next step of handling your commercial property insurance. When it is time to file a claim, your insurance company will provide its own adjuster to negotiate your property damage settlement. Who’s looking out for you?

Our team of public adjusters will work on your behalf in the insurance claim process. As your trusted advisors, we are fluent with insurance policy terms and conditions. Our adjusters will evaluate and document your property’s wildfire damage in full detail to negotiate with your insurance company for a maximum commercial insurance claim amount so you can get back to business sooner. With offices in Portland, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, and Scranton, we are the premier public adjusters New York, Maine, and Pennsylvania policyholders rely on to help them recover more, sooner.

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What To Focus On After Wildfire Damage

Make sure you fully understand the meaning of each of the following before you move forward. Feel free to reach out to us for a no-cost discussion about your claim.
  • What is my agent/broker’s role?
  • The insurance company hired a construction estimator. What do I need to know?
  • What is covered for wildfire damage?
  • Why is a claim strategy so important?
  • Am I impacted by coinsurance?
  • How has my insurance company handled past wildfires?

Property Damage Losses Commercial Claims Recovery Process

Property Damage
Time Element
Life & Safety Issues
Mitigation of Damages
Establish A Preliminary Recovery Plan
Evaluation of Coverages
Valuation Of Damages, Claim Preparation, and Documentation
Negotiations & Settlement
Restoration Of Property & Operations

How Our Public Adjusters Help You

  • Evaluate Icon Evaluate Fully reviewing your insurance coverage.
  • Strategy Icon Strategy Developing a claim management strategy.
  • Compliance Icon Compliance Determining policy compliance issues.
  • Valuations Icon Valuations Completing detailed valuations of building, equipment and inventory losses.
  • Interruption Icon Interruption Formulating business interruption models.
  • Itemization Icon Itemization Presenting and supporting an itemized claim package to your insurer.
  • Negotiation Icon Negotiation Negotiating on your behalf with your insurance company.
  • Communication Icon Communication Keeping you informed every step of the way.
  • Settlement Icon Settlement Ultimately settling the claim for the maximum amount and with less hassle for you.

Industries Our Public Adjusters Have Helped

  • Client References & Testimonials

    Client References

    Testimonials

    Prior to [your] involvement, my insurance company omitted over half the damage in their estimate. During the whole process, from evaluating the damage to getting the fair market costs of labor and materials, to the final settlement, [your representative] displayed a real understanding, knowledge and professionalism. He truly represented the client against a difficult insurance representative for which I am grateful
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    Akbar Khan
    Homeowner
    Months after the storm passed, the County was still faced with tremendous burdens related to the insurance coverage issues and FEMA and MEMA eligibility issues. Jackson County hired Adjusters International to provide professional services for disaster assistance, remediation, restoration and recovery efforts....Their expertise with governmental regulations, the complex FEMA process and insurance adjustments resulted in our successful claim for over $2 million in additional FEMA Public Assistance funding specifically; in our successful negotiations with our insurance carrier; and in numerous other increases in the values FEMA and MEMA initially designated for County projects. Jackson County will always be mindful of the help we received from Adjusters International when we needed it most.
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    Alan K. Sudduth
    County Administrator - Board of Supervisors, Jackson County, Mississippi 
  • Case Studies

    In the spring of 2013, the Village of Watkins Glen and Schuyler County suffered a devastating fire to its new, 15,000-square-foot Shared Services Building. This services facility was the headquarters or central location of key departments for the county’s and village’s operations. The Adjusters International Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro public adjusting team was chosen to manage the county’s and village’s property damage insurance claims while ensuring that public services continued unhindered. After initial offers from both insurance carriers at much lower levels, AI/BLC was able to negotiate and secure a total recovery amount of $3.2 million dollars.

    Wilbert’s, a prominent three-location automotive recycling operation across Western and Central New York, suffered a devastating fire to a new 10,000-square-foot building at its Williamson location. As this building was the center of business for that location, Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro (AI/BLC) immediately established temporary solutions to mitigate the losses and also developed strategies and objectives to make sure Wilbert’s received an optimal insurance settlement.

    New Energy Works, a leading timber company in America, suffered winter-related roof collapse to one of its main 15,000-square-foot buildings. When operations could have been left in limbo, our public adjusters quickly took control of the insurance claim process to help make sure New Energy Works kept running and did not lose customers to competitors.

Related Resources

  • Challenges of Wildfire Claims Thumbnail Image
    Video
    02.01.2017

    Challenges of Wildfire Claims

    Steve Severaid, Principal at The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International discusses some challenges of wildfire claims
  • Why Business Owners Should Use a Public Adjuster Thumbnail Image
    Video
    02.01.2017

    Why Business Owners Should Use a Public Adjuster

    Carl Gross, Vice President and CAO at Globe Midwest/Adjusters International discusses the benefit to business owners by using a public adjuster for their commercial insurance claim
  • Wildfires Thumbnail Image
    Podcast
    03.07.2017

    Wildfires

    During today’s discussion, we will explore the important areas of risk management and property insurance that must be addressed, to be prepared for the destruction that can be caused by future wildfires

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Steven Vanuga
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Through his extensive knowledge of both the insurance industry and property insurance policies, Steve is able to empower our clients to achieve maximum results from their property insurance claims.
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