Commercial Insurance Claims 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. We will evaluate and document your property’s wildfire damage in full detail to negotiate with your insurance company for a maximum claim amount so you can get back to business sooner.

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 Team Helps You

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

Industries We Have Helped

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
Akbar Khan
Homeowner
Testimonial
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.
Alan K. Sudduth
County Administrator - Board of Supervisors, Jackson County, Mississippi 
Testimonial

Norwich, New York Firearms Manufacturer, CZ-USA/Dan Wesson Firearms, suffered devastating fire damage on November 14th, 2012. While testing out a new gun, the backfire from the shot caught material, causing a multi-level fire in the building.

For decades, L’Auberge Chez François has been one of the leading restaurants in the metro Washington, D.C., area. Known for its exceptional French cuisine and impressive service, the restaurant is a longtime favorite of Washingtonians celebrating anniversaries, birthdays or other special occasions.

Related Resources

  • Video
    02.01.2017

    Challenges of Wildfire Claims

    Steve Severaid, Principal at The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International discusses some challenges of wildfire claims
  • 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
  • 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

Contact Us

If you're suffering from a commercial property claim, we can help!
Call us at 877.482.1234 or fill out the form below:
( * ) indicates required field
Sorry, there was a problem with your submission.
Meet Your Public Adjuster
Steve Vanuga
Steven Vanuga
Executive Vice President
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.
Contact him today!