Disagreement Over Scope of Damage NOT a Valid Objection to Appraisal Demand in Pennsylvania

    By Robert Trautmann We frequently field requests from public adjusters and clients concerning appraisal and scope of damages. The situation arises when appraisal is demanded by the insured and the carrier objects, arguing that appraisal is only for issues of price and cannot be invoked unless there is an agreed upon scope of damage. This notion was soundly rejected last month by a...

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RECOVERY CENTERS HURRICANE SANDY

RECOVERY CENTERS  HURRICANE SANDY

Where you need to go to apply for grant money: Ocean County 750 Vassar Ave Lakewood Township Atlantic County 500 Scarborough Drive Egg Harbor Township  Cape May County 3860 Bayshore Road Suite 5 Lower Township For Monmouth county and north go to http://www.renewjerseystronger.org/ or call...

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Report Here: Your Sandy Storm, Home and Flood Insurance Claim Experience

Report Here: Your Sandy Storm, Home and Flood Insurance Claim Experience

I’d like to use this blog to compile & share actual experiences in the coming weeks and months. Please let us know the extent of your damage, what sort of adjuster came out to take a look at it and how was your experience with your adjuster. How long is it taking to get a full or partial estimate or settlement offer from your insurance company? Are you negotiating? Or are you using a public...

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Tornado Losses

Tornado Losses

We all know the saying “the devil is in the details” Filing a claim on your own is like filing a lawsuit without a lawyer. There are many things that we will do for you immediately. These include: Notify your insurance company Arrange temporary or long term housing Minimize your loss (by arranging for a restoration company to vent smoke, remove excess water, and board up windows, doors and...

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Flood Losses

Flood Losses

-Minimize your loss (by arranging for a restoration company to vent smoke, remove excess water, and board up windows, doors and roofs that were damaged.)
-Arrange for emergency funds from your insurance carrier
-Evaluate your insurance policies in order to determine what coverage may be applicable to a claim

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