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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:55 PM

What'd ya do- public adjuster Performing poorly?

House was burned out- totaled.

Public adjuster negotiated compensation that is $150k less than replacement cost.

... says that is the best he can do.

ó- new Jersey

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Reply What'd ya do- public adjuster Performing poorly? (Original post)
3Hotdogs Sep 2020 OP
Phoenix61 Sep 2020 #1
DonaldsRump Sep 2020 #2
Deacon Blue Sep 2020 #3
Midnight Writer Sep 2020 #4

Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:02 PM

1. Get a lawyer. They pulled that shit here after

Michael. Amazing how fast a lawyer can get them to learn math.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:14 PM

2. Absolutely. If you have a friend, see if they can put in a call for you for free

That will terrify the adjuster.

I had someone to do this to my parents a few years ago. I happen to be a lawyer, and I called the adjuster and told him that my parents were represented by legal counsel (meaning me) and that all communications needed to go through me. He didn't take me seriously and went to my parents house and tried to intimidate my mom into signing for a lower amount on the damage claim.

I called him up and said I viewed this as an ethical breach of the highest order and would pursue this as far as we needed to against him and the insurance company. Amazingly enough, he called back in a few hours and agreed to settle the matter for what the claim was for, based on written estimates we had received from contractors.

Do not let them take advantage of you.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:08 PM

3. Beware of Public Adjusters

...they are not taken seriously by the State Farms and Allstates. They BARELY take lawyers seriously, but you need one ASAP. I represent consumers in Texas, a place decidedly friendly to the monied interests. Look for someone in your area whoís board-certified in consumer law, or handles plaintiff-side insurance cases. Check your state barís website, or your local trial lawyer organization. You can find them on the Internet. Do not be deterred by the fee, or what youíve been told. Your state probably has an insurance code and a deceptive trade practices act your lawyer can use for you. Often, these allow for fee shifting.

Donít let the bastards wear you down.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:24 PM

4. Get a lawyer. Family down the street went through this. Took over a year, but they got paid.

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