Drew Houghton will join me tomorrow afternoon for Tuesday at 2 With Chip Merlin regarding the Practical Considerations When Evaluating Hail Loss Claims. Drew Houghton heads up our Oklahoma City Office and was a big part of our move to new offices in Oklahoma City last year, as I noted in Grand Opening of Merlin Law Group’s Oklahoma City Office.

You can see that Oklahoma City is in the middle of the Large Loss Hail Alley from the NOAA graphic below:

Drew Houghton has been practicing law for 22 years. I consider him an expert about hail damage claims and somebody you want to learn from.

I also want to give a big shout out to David and Justin Skipton of Skipton Claims Management. They recently asked me to present a speech on this topic. Hail damage claims are important, and their firm is trying to raise the bar on how to properly handle and analyze the steps to adjust hail claims. When you study and analyze what is important and then follow up with action, you can only get better.

I know from long personal experience that David Skipton will “talk the talk” when he approaches me after seminars, asks questions, debates me, and then promises to send something proving his point. He also spends a lot of time studying insurance claims practices and procedures as noted in this article, Setting New Standards For Public Adjusting.

I try to pay attention to David Skipton and others like him who come to see me and share their views. I have found that when I can control my ego, listen, and critically concentrate on what others’ views and points are, I can learn a lot more truth and understanding from my audience. Then, I can be in a position to study and share new knowledge with others who are looking to do good for people and counter those that are not.

If you are interested in the cutting edge of practical hail damage investigation, please join us tomorrow at 2 PM EST on a Facebook livestream at this link.

Afternoon Thought on Hail Storms

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You’ve got to just stand there and take it.
—Lyndon B. Johnson