Public adjusters know the questions to ask, measurements to take, and avenues for helping the insured—which can include arranging housing for them if there’s been a fire or other disaster… Here is part 2 of my blog post on what you should look for when hiring a Public Insurance Adjuster in Jupiter, Jupiter Farms, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee and throughout Palm Beach County:

Stepping Up to Bat

Once a public adjuster is involved in a claim—whether it’s when the phone call is made upon the discovery of loss, or when a settlement gets more complicated down the road – they will begin the process of gathering the necessary information and advocating on behalf of their client, the insured.

Obviously, public adjusters feel that the sooner they’re involved, the better. Please consider that once the initial information is given to an insurance agent by the claimant, it may be difficult to amend or add to the list of damages.

Obtaining Maximum Value

According to the adjusters, speaking the language of the industry and reviewing points that might be overlooked by the policyholder alone greatly enhance the chances of the claimant receiving their maximum amount due. Insurance companies are in business to make money—and with the aid of public adjusters, sometimes they’re forced to pay more to policyholders.

Public Adjuster Payment

As a rule, public adjusters do not take money out-of-pocket from the claimant—rather, they take a percentage of what is paid out to the policyholder in the final settlement. For that reason, it often behooves the policyholders to utilize a pubic adjuster for larger-scale claims, rather than for something like a vandalized mailbox or minor storm damage.
(This document was developed from an article, “The Role of a Public Adjuster” on

Pete Johnson is a Florida licensed Public Insurance Adjuster who works on your behalf (the insured) to ensure that you receive a Fair Claim Settlement on your homeowners insurance claim, property damage claim, business owners insurance claim, or any property damage insurance claim. Located in Jupiter, Florida, we serve all of South Florida – including Stuart, Jupiter, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and the rest of Palm Beach County, Martin County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County.
Whether it’s Hurricane Damage, Fire Damage, Water Damage, Interruption of Business, Commercial or Residential…Whatever Type of Property Damage You Have…Don’t Just Settle Your Insurance Claim. Demand a…FAIR CLAIM SETTLEMENT. Please visit his website at or Call Pete today at 866-47 CLAIM, 561-676-922 (cell),