Tutwiler Success Stories

Claims Adjuster Mike Stabile Negotiates 429% Insurance Claim Settlement Increase on Hurricane Matthew Claim

Claims Adjuster Mike Stabile Negotiates 429% Insurance Claim Settlement Increase on Hurricane Matthew Claim

When Hurricane Matthew worked its way north in the Atlantic barely off of the east coast of Florida in September of 2016, many homes and businesses were damaged by wind, rain and flood waters. In a catastrophic event, many homeowners are not provided with an in-depth investigation by their insurance company claims adjuster. Instead, the insurance company adjusters jump from home to home missing many critical and costly damages. As such, the actual scope of loss and damages is not effectively addressed leaving homeowners with nowhere near the funds they will need to pay for the repairs necessary to restore their home to its former beauty. In fact, there are frequently times that major structural damages and costly items such as building code upgrades go unaddressed. Such is the case with this homeowner in the Daytona area. After realizing they would not have enough money to repair their home and more importantly that their home was unsafe to live in due to structural damages to the roof, the homeowner retained the services of public adjuster Mike Stabile. He quickly identified damages supposedly missed by the insurance company adjuster and resubmitted the claim.  Through Mike’s diligence, attention to detail and negotiation skills, he was able to recover all the funds necessary for the homeowner to fully restore their home. 


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Pittsburgh Apartment Owner Receives Low-Ball Repair Estimate For Fire Damage

Pittsburgh Apartment Owner Receives Low-Ball Repair Estimate For Fire Damage

A real estate owner of multiple properties experienced a 3 alarm fire at one of their apartment buildings located in the Hill District area of Pittsburgh on November 2016.  The building suffered significant fire, water and smoke damage. Upon reporting the loss to its insurance carrier, multiple adjusters were sent out to inspect the loss and the insurance company immediately assigned an outside company specializing in large losses to handle the claim.  This adjuster prepared a repair estimate that (in the opinion of the apartment owner) did not cover the cost to cover the value of the building and the hidden structural damages that were apparent. It became obvious that the repair estimate ignored parts of the building not directly affected by the fire, but were still subjected to massive amounts of smoke and water damage. 


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Public Adjuster Uses Good Property Insurance Adjusting Practices to Win a Fair Claim Settlement for Condominium Owners

Public Adjuster Uses Good Property Insurance Adjusting Practices to Win a Fair Claim Settlement for Condominium Owners

Ken and Joan spent their working lives in public service, Ken as an educator, and Joan as a nurse. It was their dream to have a vacation home in a warm climate so they purchased a condominium in Bonita Springs, Florida. A contractor error caused a pipe break in a unit above theirs and entirely flooded their home with hundreds of gallons of water. They were notified and drove down to Florida to inspect the damage and meet with their insurance company. That’s when the insurance claim problems began.


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Simply Reading the Insurance Policy Results in a Favorable Claim Settlement for Sarasota, Florida Homeowners

Simply Reading the Insurance Policy Results in a Favorable Claim Settlement for Sarasota, Florida Homeowners

Some months back I received a call from a physician who was referred to me by an engineering firm we had worked with on a large project in Longboat Key, Florida that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement. Not only was the client pleased with our work, but their engineer apparently was equally impressed given the kind words he shared with the physician about our work and the results we were able to achieve with the Longboat Key insurance claim.


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Public Adjuster Wins 7-Figure Settlement in North Carolina Orthopedics Building Arson Claim

Public Adjuster Wins 7-Figure Settlement in North Carolina Orthopedics Building Arson Claim

After a severe fire did significant damage to an orthopedics practice in North Carolina, public adjuster Keith Grams of Tutwiler & Associates was retained to represent the policyholders. Mr. Grams says this was an arson claim that came with an extraordinary amount of tight scrutiny and investigation by both insurance companies that were involved.


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Spring Hill, FL Sinkhole Claim & the Perils of Managed Repair - Insurance Company Pays Out 100% Over Initial Offer Due to Their Insistence on Using Option to Repair

Spring Hill, FL Sinkhole Claim & the Perils of Managed Repair - Insurance Company Pays Out 100% Over Initial Offer Due to Their Insistence on Using Option to Repair

A man in Spring Hill, Florida found damage to his house which led him to believe that he had a sinkhole. Subsequent investigation by his insurance carrier confirmed that sinkhole activity did indeed exist under his home. Their solution for repair was to pump concrete underground and to do a band-aid type repair of the cosmetic and structural damages to the home. Their initial repair estimate for the dwelling damages was slightly in excess of $18,000. They also allowed for approximately $117,000 for subsurface repairs (the sinkhole grouting itself). The insurance carrier also chose to exercise their option to repair the property using contractors of their choice.


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Public Adjuster’s Coordinated Efforts Increase Commercial Fire Insurance Claim Settlement by 650%

Public Adjuster’s Coordinated Efforts Increase Commercial Fire Insurance Claim Settlement by 650%

Periodically, we like to highlight a property claim we’ve handled based on something new we’ve learned, alert readers of important insurance claim issues or just to show the value public adjusters can bring to the claims process. This was a particularly satisfying claim. Not only for the settlement amount we were able to achieve but because it helped improve the client’s perception of the value of public adjusters as you will see by the note at the end of this article.


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Sarasota Condo Board of Directors Receive  Runaround Before Public Adjuster Helps Facilitate a Substantial Settlement

Sarasota Condo Board of Directors Receive Runaround Before Public Adjuster Helps Facilitate a Substantial Settlement

The public insurance adjusters at Tutwiler & Associates work extremely hard everyday to prove why our industry profession is so valuable to policyholders throughout the United States. We work with potential clients to guide them in their decision making and impress them with our knowledge while they take time to decide their best course of action. We strive to educate policyholders after a serious loss when they are the most vulnerable.  Case in point involves a massive electrical fire that occurred at a condominium on August, 2015 in Sarasota, FL. 


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Public Adjuster Helps Sort Out Ybor Fire Claim

Public Adjuster Helps Sort Out Ybor Fire Claim

A strip center in Tampa’s historic Ybor City caught fire destroying half of the building, a retail/manufacturing business and damaged the other section of the building rented to another tenant. The cause and origin of the fire was not suspicious, thus all the property owners needed to do was seemingly settle the claim with their insurance company. And here is where the trouble started.  


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Public Adjuster Restores Order after Tierra Verde House Fire Turns into a Property Claim Nightmare

Public Adjuster Restores Order after Tierra Verde House Fire Turns into a Property Claim Nightmare

On February 28, 2013 a massive fire broke-out in this upscale waterfront home located in Tierra Verde, Florida burning off the roof and causing significant fire, water, and smoke damage to the rest of the building structure, custom furniture, and personal belongings.  As is typical with all fires, which become public record when the fire department gets called, the homeowner was “assaulted” (his words) by emergency service restoration contractors and public adjuster chasers who came from all over the State of Florida to give their sales pitch.  Unfortunately, this property owner fell victim and signed with a restoration company who provided an estimate with a “not to exceed” agreement. But when the contractor sent the invoice for services performed, it was triple the amount!  The insurance company was just as surprised and refused to pay an obviously exorbitant amount. The contractor’s response was to place a lien on the property until the situation could be resolved.


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