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18 Replies and 7550 Views Is it us(cat.adjusters) or Them?(law firms)  7550  18 Started by  Ray Hall This is hurricane IKE specific. I do not know how many property losses were filed. About 15 law firms are running TV adds for low settlements, tag team adjusters and other slogan in the Houston-Beaumont area.From the adds you are led to think thousands of people have reopened their claim by one law firm     ** I have edited my post of 6.17.09. I know law suits are being filed as I was named for the first time in my adjusting career. If the catastrophe adjusting industry chased poli...
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by  commguy01Jump to last post
08/05/2016 8:07 PM
5 Replies and 5486 Views Happy 1st day of the 2014 hurricane season!  5486  5 Started by  AcceleratedAdjuster So, NOAA says it will be a slow year, but they said last year would be crazy busy too, so we will see.    Anyway, stay safe out there, and happy new year from all of us at Accelerated :)
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by  rwheelingJump to last post
07/05/2014 4:38 PM
6 Replies and 4466 Views Pacesetter  4466  6 Started by  SweetHomeBamaGOM Hi everyone,    I am wondering if any of you have experienced what I have experienced over 3 different storms with Pacesetter Claims Service.  It appears that regardless of how well you write a claim or how good of an adjuster you are they have a policy of bringing in as many catastrophe adjusters as possible to dilute your total number of claims received.  I am here in New Jersey and this is the 3rd storm I have been out with them in and after the first 18 claims they are ...
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by  olderthendirtJump to last post
02/19/2013 11:30 PM
19 Replies and 8955 Views pasadena dry hurricane  8955  19 Started by  Leland
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
09/09/2012 2:24 AM
0 Replies and 3787 Views FEMA uses Waffle House Index  3787  0 Started by  Leland As a Californian I am deprived of Waffle Houses and miss them greatly, especially the hash browns with everything on top I used to eat many mornings before crossing Lake Ponchartrain into New Orleans. I just completed an Iron-Butt challenge driving from Southern California to Galveston and back.&160; On the way through West Texas I was drifting off at 5 am and asked my wife to take the wheel so I could sleep. So naturally I told her to stop at the first Waffle House she saw. Unfortunately sh...
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09/02/2011 1:33 PM
24 Replies and 11127 Views Storm Surge - Is it flood or wind?  11127  24 Started by  johnpostava
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The following article says only 20 of residents in Galveston County have flood insurance. How stupid is that! No wonder they now want to call Storm Surge a wind-related event! ======================================== Windstorm association won't cover surge By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer © 2008 The Associated Press Sept. 17, 2008, 3:37PM AUSTIN — A Texas consumer group took issue with the state-chartered windstorm insurance association Wednesday over its refusal to pay c...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
10/22/2010 2:17 PM
3 Replies and 4201 Views Report on Solvency of Wind Pools  4201  3 Started by  Medulus Here is one of the most recent reports on the ability of Wind Pools in general, and Citizens Florida in particular, to pay their claims. &160; http://www.claimsmag.com/News/2009/...Frail.aspx&160;
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by  MedulusJump to last post
09/24/2009 4:44 PM
9 Replies and 6472 Views Thermal Movement  6472  9 Started by  rbryanhines Was wondering if anyone has ever heard of asphalt shingles being effected by thermal movement&160;Please describe. Also trying find a unit cost per square for resealing wind lifted shingles. Xactimate has a cost of around $35-$39 per square however appears to&160;be for hand sealing a newly installed roof in a cool climate. Anythoughts on this topic or unit cost from a different data base. Thanks&160;&160;
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by  rbryanhinesJump to last post
08/31/2009 10:56 AM
13 Replies and 7511 Views Overhead & Profit  7511  13 Started by  jleusner   We're investigating the non-payment of overhead and profit during Hurricane Ike in Texas in 2009. If you're an independent adjuster who worked on that hurricane, I'd like to talk to you. We're investigating the conduct of residential property & casualty carriers.   Thank You.   Jim Leusner Investigator James, Hoyer, Newcomer, Smiljanich & Yanchunis, P.A. One Urban Centre Suite 550 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609 800-651-2502 jleusnerjameshoyer.com &n...
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by  MedulusJump to last post
07/10/2009 2:40 PM
2 Replies and 6038 Views Wind Damage Poll   6038  2 Started by  host If you inspected the following roof and the&160;roofer or insured showed you the areas in photos 2-6&160;which would you agree&160;were examples of&160;wind damage if any&160; Other Details: The roof contains no areas of missing shingles. Roof is 8/12 plus.&160; Dwelling was in the area hit by Ike. Roof was replaced after Rita. &160; &160; Area of Roof. &160; &160; Photo 2 &160; &160; &160; Photo 3 - Above &160; &160; &160; &160; Photo 4 - Above &...
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by  dcmarlinJump to last post
12/30/2008 10:33 PM
14 Replies and 5950 Views Gustav  5950  14 Started by  Tom Toll I feel this is going to be a bad one. I just hope and pray that it does not hit NOLA, for all our sakes. Be prepared and choose your vendor with caution. Make sure the vendor is financially capable of paying you every two weeks, such as Cunninham Lindsey or Crawford and Company. Make preparations now, not tomorrow. Take a sizable amount of cash with you, as ATM's will be down until electricity is restored. Make sure your estimating program is paid up, as phone service, including cell service wil...
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by  Virginia TopleyJump to last post
09/08/2008 1:29 PM
17 Replies and 5010 Views Hurricane Hanna  5010  17 Started by  margar1 I will go ahead and make an early prediction since this one has been so hard to track. &160; Charleston, S.C Cat 2 &160; &160;
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by  sbeau4014Jump to last post
09/02/2008 8:22 PM
25 Replies and 9839 Views TS Fay  9839  25 Started by  Tom Toll
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I don't believe, after looking at all weather information available, including my airmans weather information, that Fay is going to do much damage. It is just not going to develop into much of a hurricane, if at all. Citizens is attempting to deploy a number of desk adjusters and field teams, prematurely I think. I just hope they are going to pay all the feet on the ground if this does not amount to much. I don't think this will amount to much.
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by  rbryanhinesJump to last post
08/24/2008 11:51 PM
20 Replies and 16856 Views Citizens Policies  16856  20 Started by  MBoy
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Does anyone have copies of the current insurance policies offered by Citizens Insurance in Florida&160; A search of their website did not reveal PDF copies of the policies.&160; I know in 2004 & 2005, I was able to download the policies.&160; It seems strange they want to keep the policies away from the public. &160; MB
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by  rhidaJump to last post
08/15/2008 3:24 AM
2 Replies and 4586 Views Price Gouging in Florida During '04 and '05  4586  2 Started by  johnpostava I am&160;sitting on&160;a committee that is attending a conference in June for the State of Florida's Inspector General's Office.&160; They want me to address the group on topics including fraud and price gouging after the storms of '04 and '05.&160; Our adjusting firm did see some of this type of activity and I will be sharing our fim's experience with the group so they know what to watch out for should FL get hit again this year. Without naming names, any CADO adjusters have any personal ...
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by  Florida BoyJump to last post
05/22/2008 8:57 AM
24 Replies and 16295 Views MSB and Xact - Now this is interesting reading...  16295  24 Started by  johnpostava
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  What will this do the the cat claim industry http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf/base/news-9/119450605974290.xml&coll=1  
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by  AdjustermanJump to last post
11/21/2007 10:41 AM
11 Replies and 6010 Views I got my license Mar 06  6010  11 Started by  jtarter Therefore can someone tell me what a hurricane is
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
10/29/2007 9:15 PM
3 Replies and 4905 Views 2007 Hurricane Season & La Nina  4905  3 Started by  Jud G. I realize that most of you are already aware of the potential effects of the upcoming La Nina (if it occurs).  Yet, since no one's posted about it, here's some generic information from the AP: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17378414/print/1/displaymode/1098/. Keep in mind, 2006 was predicted to be a hectic season full of landfalling hurricanes, but the scientists never predicted El Nino to push them all out to sea (nor to make landfall).  Use this time to get prepared.
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by  JimGaryJump to last post
10/13/2007 9:27 PM
7 Replies and 5331 Views Florida Supreme Court Threw Out Mierzwa  5331  7 Started by  Tom Rongstad Deleted   
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
10/03/2007 3:11 PM
12 Replies and 7423 Views 2006 Hurricane Predictions  7423  12 Started by  TomW I am not familiar with how to bring in archived posts, but I think there was a contest on where and when the first Atlantic Hurricane will make landfall. If I remember correctly, I predicted a non-event Hurricane season.  Wow...I think I won. Please don't take this the wrong way, I know some are probably really needing the work.  I know, I have been there too.  Making it through this type of year is an important necessity as an IA.  Good luck.
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by  HuskerCatJump to last post
01/02/2007 1:30 PM
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