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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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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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Property Owner Gets Fair Settlement for Commercial Water Loss

Property Owner Gets Fair Settlement for Commercial Water Loss

Old Dutch, Inc. owns and leases a number of properties in the Tampa Bay area. When the owners experienced a catastrophic failure of a 4” high pressure fire suppression pipe located in the slab in one of their properties, they knew from prior experience their insurance company would require proper documentation. 


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Public Adjuster's Persistence Expedites Hurricane Damage Settlement for Condo Association

Public Adjuster's Persistence Expedites Hurricane Damage Settlement for Condo Association

As a result from Hurricane Jeanne, Royal Stewart Arms #3 Inc. incurred damages to their roof.  A disagreement between the Condominium Association and their insurance carrier resulted in Michael Platts of Tutwiler and Associates being retained.


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Quick Turn-around for Condo Association Tropical Storm Debby Flood Claim

Quick Turn-around for Condo Association Tropical Storm Debby Flood Claim

Tropical Storm Debby slammed the west coast of Florida on June 24, 2012, bringing heavy wind and rain resulting in wide-spread flooding.  The Palm of Madeira Resort Condominium Association hired public adjuster Michael Platts of Tutwiler & Associates based upon prior contacts resulting from a previous loss.


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Claims Adjuster Michael Platts Wraps-up Tampa Mini-mart Fire Loss for Full Policy Limits

Claims Adjuster Michael Platts Wraps-up Tampa Mini-mart Fire Loss for Full Policy Limits

Sagatom Business Inc. owns a mini-mart operating in Wimauma, FL along with other locations.  The owners were referred to public adjuster Michael Platts of Tutwiler & Associates to help with the insurance claim two days after a fire loss.


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Thorough Claims Documentation Helps Online Retailer Win Court Battle

Thorough Claims Documentation Helps Online Retailer Win Court Battle

In July of 2009, Matrix Inc. an online sporting goods retailer and located in Safety Harbor, FL experienced a devastating fire in their main warehouse destroying the majority of their inventory. Tutwiler & Associates was hired with Michael Platts as the lead public adjuster assisted by Mr. Rick Tutwiler due to the size and complexity of the loss. The Tutwiler team realized the need to expedite the claim in order to get the client back into business.


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Roof Damage in Pasco County - The Lone Roof

Roof Damage in Pasco County - The Lone Roof

A residential neighborhood in southwestern Pasco County was impacted by a severe hailstorm during the spring of 2009. Shortly after the storm, the homeowners filed a claim under their insurance policy. While every home on their street was getting their damaged roofs replaced by their insurance carriers, this carrier denied every attempt made by the homeowners to collect for the damages to their roof. Finally, almost 2 years after the loss and in desperation, they called Michael Platts of Tutwiler & Associates...


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Island Plaza, Marco Island - Hurricane Damage

Island Plaza, Marco Island - Hurricane Damage

Mr. Mike Platts, public adjuster from Tutwiler & Associates, negotiates a $2.5 million dollar settlement for largest shopping center in Marco Island, Florida...


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Beachfront Vacation Properties

Beachfront Vacation Properties

Independent Insurance Adjusters Seek the Emergency Insurance Aid of Certified Public Adjusters…


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