Choosing Insurance: What Matters When Choosing a Public Adjuster?
Choosing a public adjuster is a huge responsibility. Your public adjuster is someone you rely on to represent your interests with the insurance company. You want someone who is trustworthy, reliable, dependable, and honest. So when is the right time to choose a public adjuster? Most people hire a public adjuster after some sort of major damage has occurred. These damages may include fire, smoke, storm, or flood damage. So how should you choose the public adjuster Chicago residents can trust? Below are a few of suggestions from our seasoned public adjusters:
- Check their expertise. Many public adjusters have expertise in different types of claims or have more experience with different insurance carriers. Contact a few different insurance adjusters and ask these questions.
- Do your research. Don’t just hire the first public adjuster you find. Talk to a few and see who you are comfortable with. Ask for references. Find out how long they have been in business. Read your contract thoroughly.
- Know what you’ll be paying. A reputable insurance adjuster Chicago residents can trust will usually take a percentage of your claim: usually in the 5% to 20% range. Anything higher or lower may be a red flag.
Recovering from damage can be a very stressful situation. But don’t let that allow you to slack on important decisions. Contact a few local public adjusters, such as CLAIM, to get your damage assessed and see what they think they can do for you. We wish you luck on your journey to getting your home repaired!