In my previous blog post I wrote about a couple of allegedly bad public insurance adjusters. The truth is that the vast majority of public adjusters help policyholders get benefits they are owed but would otherwise not be paid by the insurance company if they were not retained.
The Orlando Sentinel just ran a story illustrating a typical situation where a “ripped off” policyholder was helped by a public insurance adjuster. I was pleased that the story highlighted David Beasley. David is a leader in FAPIA (Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters) and a great guy. My impression is that he represents the majority of public adjusters available for hire by policyholders.
For those considering hiring an attorney or a public adjuster, please check references for experience and background. The best public insurance adjusters are members of NAPIA and the local state associations, such as FAPIA in Florida or TAPIA in Texas.