Tutwiler Success Stories

Pittsburgh Claims Adjuster Persists Until Insurance Company Does the Proper Thing to Reimburse for Apartment Wall Collapse Claim

Pittsburgh Claims Adjuster Persists Until Insurance Company Does the Proper Thing to Reimburse for Apartment Wall Collapse Claim

On September, 2016 a property owner who owns a significant amount of property in the Wilmerding area of Pittsburgh all insured with one particular insurance company for close to 27 years, reported a claim after noticing the exterior brick on one of her apartment buildings were beginning to fall. Her insurance company replied that they were sending out one of their trusted engineers to view the property and inspect the structural integrity of the wall. Upon meeting with the policyholder’s contractor and inspecting the building, the engineer informed the woman and her contractor that the wall (in his opinion) was safe. Some time passed after the inspection and the property owner received a letter from her insurance company stating that their engineer had confirmed no real damage had occurred to the building, therefore the claim is denied. In this letter was a report written by the engineer stating his findings along with a proposed repair method. 


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Highland Beach Luxury Home - How to Get From No Offer to $1 Million After Hurricane Irma Loss

Highland Beach Luxury Home - How to Get From No Offer to $1 Million After Hurricane Irma Loss

Hurricane Irma made landfall over southern Florida on September 11, 2017 as a category 3 storm packing winds of more than 110 miles per hour. It overwhelmed the entire state with heavy rain and fierce winds causing extensive damage to a luxury home in Highland Beach, Florida.

The insurance company’s initial offer was below the deductible of $90,000.00 resulting in no payment being made to the insured as they felt the damages did not warrant a settlement. The insureds hired Tutwiler and Associates adjusters, Rick Tutwiler and Kevin Leisure, to represent them. Mr. Tutwiler and Mr. Leisure were able to negotiate a settlent of $1 million dollars.


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Pittsburgh homeowner turns to Public Insurance Claim Adjuster after hail damage is denied

Pittsburgh homeowner turns to Public Insurance Claim Adjuster after hail damage is denied

On May 28, 2019 a catastrophic hail storm hit the Pittsburgh suburb of Gibsonia. The golf ball sized hail that struck and damaged homes, buildings, cars anything it came in contact with. Over the next few days, contractors converged on the area knocking on doors and telling property owners they needed new roofs “just sign here” and we’ll file an insurance claim for you. Rather than doing the smart thing and call their insurance company to file a claim, some homeowners who had not dealt with a loss like this went along. As insurance company representatives visited their policyholders in the area, there was no question that all of the roofs needed to be replaced due to the hail damage. 


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Pittsburgh Public Adjuster garners an additional $35,000 to repair water leak damaged home

Pittsburgh Public Adjuster garners an additional $35,000 to repair water leak damaged home

On November, 2018 a Pittsburgh woman returned to a flooded home due to a water leak. The women decided it would be best to call her insurance agent, ask for advice and if this was something that her insurance would cover. She was instructed to file a claim and was referred to a preferred vendor of her insurer to mitigate the damage. Over the next few days arrangements were set up for the woman to temporarily stay in a hotel while she watched her home torn apart from top to bottom becoming virtually unrecognizable. 


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Hurricane Michael Mexico Beach Residential Claim – 6X Claim Settlement

Hurricane Michael Mexico Beach Residential Claim – 6X Claim Settlement

Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 5 Hurricane in the Florida Panhandle with maximum sustained wind speeds of 140 MPH. As evidenced above, the storm caused catastrophic damage from wind and storm surge. Our client contacted Tutwiler and Associates to assist with this nightmare and began working with licensed public adjuster, Michael Stabile. Using thermal imaging and moisture mapping, Mike was able to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that our client’s home had substantial hidden water damage behind the walls and subfloor. Mike was able to get over 6 times more than what the insurance company initially offered as “Final Payment”. The result was a full policy payout and Mike was even able to get the $5,000.00 deducible waved.


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Hurricane Irma Orlando Home From No Offer to $750,000 Recovered

Hurricane Irma Orlando Home From No Offer to $750,000 Recovered

Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a Category 3 storm the morning of September 11, 2017. It was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. Unfortunately for our insured, their home located in Winter Park, Florida sustained significant damage due to the massive storm. The insured contacted their insurance company immediately following the storm. The insurance company assessed the damages as near to none and advised no offer to be made as the deductible was $60,520.00. The insured hired Tutwiler and Associates to represent him in the claim. Our public adjusters, Rick Tutwiler and Kevin Leisure, were able to negotiate a settlement of $750,000.00


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Insurance Settlement for Upscale Highland Beach Property $4.9 Million Recovered

Insurance Settlement for Upscale Highland Beach Property $4.9 Million Recovered

Hurricane Irma caused significant damage throughout Florida on September 11, 2017. Our client sustained water and wind damage to their property located in Highland Beach, Florida. The insurance carrier made a quick inspection and confirmed the damage, but their initial offer was below the deductible of $260,000.00 resulting in no payment being made to the client. Tutwiler and Associates public adjusters, Rick Tutwiler and Kevin Leisure, were hired to represent the insured. Negotiations resulted in a settlement of $4.9 million dollars, assuring this beautiful property was properly restored.


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Palm Gardens Condo Association turns to Public Adjuster and achieves a $4.7 million award

Palm Gardens Condo Association turns to Public Adjuster and achieves a $4.7 million award

A category 5 hurricane is the highest category of hurricane with winds exceeding 157 miles per hour which could mean near total destruction to anything in its path. On September 6th, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the U.S. Virgin Islands as a category 5 hurricane. The Palm Gardens Condo Association located on the island of St. Thomas fell victim to the high winds and torrential rain brought on by Irma. Immediately following the hurricane, Palm Gardens retained Tutwiler and Associates Public Adjusters to assist with their insurance claim. After taking charge of the property damage claim and through detailed negotiations, the association was awarded $4.7 million dollars to restore their condominium complex to its former beauty.


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Public Adjuster negotiates multi-million dollar settlement for St. Thomas Condo Association

Public Adjuster negotiates multi-million dollar settlement for St. Thomas Condo Association

On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas, an island located in the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a category 5 hurricane, Irma left devastation in its aftermath. The Plantation Manor Condominium Association suffered major damage to its foundation, windows, roof, and business personal property.  Realizing the extent of the damage, Plantation Manor retained Tutwiler and Associates Public Adjusters to help manage and negotiate the property claim with the insurance company. The final claim settlement was finalized at over $2.7 million dollars awarded to the insured so they are able to begin their repairs to the property.


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Public Adjuster wins 630% insurance claim settlement increase for Key West hotel

Public Adjuster wins 630% insurance claim settlement increase for Key West hotel

South Street Hospitality LLC owns the Seashell Hotel, a quaint lodging for adults and young adults in Downtown Key West. This property, which consists of several buildings of differing construction and historic significance, was significantly damaged by Hurricane Irma. 

The property owners, having had prior experience with Tutwiler and Associates, immediately got in touch with us to handle their claim. Florida Public Adjuster Michael Platts, with over thirty years of property insurance claims experience immediately set forth to establish the available coverages, damages, and costs to restore the landmark to its former glory. 

After submitting a comprehensive and detailed package detailing the loss, and a subsequent protracted fight over policy language and actual damages to the property, Michael was able to effect a payment to the property owners by their insurance company of nearly 630% greater than the carriers initial and inadequate payment of $59,449.


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