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Tropical Storm Debby Causes Sewer Back-Up & Roof Damage in Luxury Home

Tropical Storm Debby Causes Sewer Back-Up & Roof Damage in Luxury Home

On June 24, 2012 Tropical Storm Debby came ashore from the Gulf of Mexico and stalled out over the central State of Florida for multiple days, subsequently inundating the State with heavy rain, wind, and tornadoes.  The damage was so severe and widespread that our Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency.


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Thorough Investigation Helps Commercial Tornado Victim Properly Repair Tenants Property

Thorough Investigation Helps Commercial Tornado Victim Properly Repair Tenants Property

Tornadoes wreaked havoc through the Tampa Bay area on March 31, 2011.  Among those affected was a prominent St. Petersburg shopping center that had a portion of its roof torn off creating leaks throughout the building. A large retailer who was the anchor store, as well as three other businesses suffered damage.  The property owner promptly reported the claim to his property insurance carrier located in Jacksonville, Florida.  In turn the carrier sent out a local independent adjuster who wrote an estimate to repair the northwest corner of the roof plus some interior damage.  In this instance the building owner had a large windstorm deductible and the local independent adjuster’s estimate came in at a lower amount than the deductible. While the property carrier acknowledged coverage, they sent a courtesy letter to the owner stating that no payments could be made because it was under the windstorm deductible.  Meanwhile, the owner called in a general contractor whose initial estimate was far in excess of the deductible.


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Marina Cove at Harbor Village

Marina Cove at Harbor Village

Final settlement was reached in the amount of $316,500.00, for a total increase of $298,000 over the insurer's offer…


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Knights Inn Motel

Knights Inn Motel

Suffered severe water damage as a result of its roof being damaged by a tornado…


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Public Adjuster Teams Up With Office Complex Risk Manager to Secure a Significant Settlement Owner

Public Adjuster Teams Up With Office Complex Risk Manager to Secure a Significant Settlement Owner

Thousands of Texas businesses were adversely affected by the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ike, which reached Galveston and Houston, Texas on September 13, 2008 and is known as the most costly weather catastrophe in State history, accounting for more than $12 billion in insurance claims.  During the storm, a tornado spun-off and ripped off a large portion of the roof on this Class A office building that also housed a busy inpatient surgery center.  In addition to the roof damage, rain water poured into every single office throughout the entire building, displacing all the tenants for many months.  Some never returned.   


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Commercial Property Tornado Damage, Leesburg Florida

Commercial Property Tornado Damage, Leesburg Florida

In  February 2008, a small tornado swept through Leesburg Florida causing roof damage, and a severe amount of water damage to The Blue Cross Animal Hospital. The owner, Dr. Susan Lee had become distraught over the claims handling practices of her insurer. She quickly reached out to several area Public Adjusters, and chose to hire Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters.


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