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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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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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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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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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