If your organization or community suffers an earthquake that affects any of its facilities, the full damage can be devastating. Your recovery can depend on how you assess and report the damage. Our team of experts helps you obtain the maximum claim recovery so you can get back on your feet sooner.
No matter how large or small, an earthquake’s immediate damage can include hidden structural dangers to your property that may go unnoticed.
After an earthquake, as you face the challenges of securing everyone’s safety and protecting the rest of your property, you will now also have to secure the necessary funding for your recovery. This can be a daunting, complicated process as you sort through the damage. Once contacted, your insurance company will send its own team to adjust your claim in a manner that protects their financial exposure. Who’s protecting you? Inadequate reimbursement can become another devastating blow. You can avoid it by having us at your side.
Our public adjusters have expertly managed claims from the biggest earthquakes in the last quarter-century. We are called upon by communities, non-profits, and government organizations for our unique ability to mobilize a top team of professionals who have the unmatched experience and comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies involving disaster recovery. This enables our adjusters to consistently coordinate and obtain the maximum reimbursement for our clients so that they may recover. With offices in Portland, Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, and Scranton, we are the premier public adjusters Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania organizations and communities rely on to help them file a claim to recover more, sooner.
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
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
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.
As this issue of Adjusting Today® was being prepared, the earthquake and resulting tsunami of March 2011 struck Japan. That concurrence put an exclamation point on what already was the theme of this edition ...
Once again we are pleased to welcome a new author to the Disaster Recovery Today editorial board. For this, our 12th edition, Robert Wright examines how the FEMA Public Assistance Program affects the decision to repair, replace or relocate a damaged facility.