Who can represent and protect your interests?
A Public Adjuster is the ONLY professional authorized under Washington law to represent YOUR interest on an insured’s property claim. Casualty Loss Consultants, Inc. should be your first choice.
Who can NOT represent and protect your interests?
They are not allowed, by law, to adjust claims on a regular basis. An attorney may become an important part of your claim, but only if the claim is disputed or denied. Most attorneys are not familiar with construction, estimating or building procedures.
A competent building contractor will be an important part of constructing your claim. However, contractors are not allowed, by law, to negotiate ANY phase of your claim on your behalf.
“States have also adopted laws governing claims settlement and prohibiting unfair claims settlement practices” Deborah Senn, former Washington Insurance Commissioner, puts it more bluntly: “Regulators have been nowhere on this. Regulation has really failed this issue.”
Delay, Deny, Defend
Jay M. Feinman, Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey