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Public Adjuster Tutwiler Establishes Office and Publishes Blogs to Assist Hurricane Michael Policyholders with Insurance Claims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters of Florida has announced it is establishing an office in Panama City to assist residential and commercial policyholders file, manage and negotiate their claims. “This property damage is setting up to be a policyholder nightmare due to the combination of severe wind, water and flood damage,” says Rick Tutwiler, President of the firm. “This will be a protracted process and we expect to maintain a staff presence in order to make sure policyholders receive a fair claim settlement,” he says.   

October 31, 2018 / TAMPA, Fla. / 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters of Florida has announced it is establishing an office in Panama City to assist residential and commercial policyholders file, manage and negotiate their claims. “This property damage is setting up to be a policyholder nightmare due to the combination of severe wind, water and flood damage,” says Rick Tutwiler, President of the firm. “This will be a protracted process and we expect to maintain a staff presence in order to make sure policyholders receive a fair claim settlement,” he says.   

In order to help educate policyholders as well as dispel some of the misinformation that naturally occurs with this type of catastrophe, the firm has also launched a Hurricane Michael web page and will start posting blogs specifically related to Hurricane Michael insurance claim issues and advice on its On Property Insurance Claims blog. For example; a recent post Hurricane Michael Insurance Claims – A Public Adjuster Shares Some Commonsense Advice warned policyholders to not throw away damaged property until they take photos, document the loss and notify their insurer. “It may seem simple, but we have worked every major storm since 1984 and we see policyholders making the same mistakes over and over,” stated Mr. Tutwiler.

Tutwiler also reminds business and homeowners that emergency restoration work authorizations are contracts and to make sure that any payment for services are approved by the insurance company. “Be very leery of work authorizations that assign insurance policy proceeds to restoration firms. It’s your insurance money, states Mr. Tutwiler.  Once it’s paid out you cannot go back for more.”   

The firm also expects to be involved in local informational and town hall type meetings where it will answer policyholder questions at no cost. To request the firm’s presence, organizations can simply contact the firm or call the local # 850-888-8052

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About Tutwiler and Associates: Tutwiler and Associates is a firm of public adjusters licensed in 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands specializing in commercial and residential property loss adjusting. With well in excess of $113 million in client success stories over a 27-year history, the Florida public adjusters work exclusively on behalf of policyholders to help them achieve the maximum settlement amounts they can fairly and honestly recover based on their loss and their policy provisions. Professional help from the adjusters at Tutwiler and Associates can help clients obtain a fair recovery under their policy. The Gulf Coast based public adjuster firm is committed to public service and strives to educate its clients about commercial and residential windstorm and hurricane losses, flood damage, fire, smoke and water damage, collapse, hidden decay and mold losses, sinkholes, loss of stock, and business interruption.