Proof that using a public adjuster secures larger settlements
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FLORIDA'S OFFICE OF PROGRAM POLICY ANALYSIS AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
"The typical payment to a policyholder represented by a public adjuster was $22,266 for claims filed in 2008 and 2009 related to the 2004 hurricanes. In contrast, policyholders who did not use a public adjuster received typical payments of $18,659. The difference in payments was larger for claims related to 2005 hurricanes, with public adjuster claims resulting in payments that were 747% higher.
USE OF PUBLIC ADJUSTERS INCREASING
In Florida, public adjusters represented policyholders in 26% of non-catastrophe and 39% of catastrophe claims filed during 2008 and 2009