Public Adjuster Tutwiler & Associates Establishes Panama City Office and Blog to Assist Hurricane Michael Policyholders with Insurance Claims

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Panama City public adjuster office is being established to maintain a long-term staff presence needed to help those with insurance claims. Blog will focus on practical tips to help residential and commercial policyholders understand the nuances of insurance claims and address claim damage issues being faced in the recovery effort.

Some Hurricane Michael insurance claims will become complicated due to wind, flood and water damage.

It may seem simple, but we have worked every major storm since 1984 and we see policyholders making the same mistakes over and over.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Tutwiler & Associates Public Adjusters of Florida has announced it is establishing an office in Panama City to assist residential and commercial policyholders file, manage and negotiate their claims. “This property damage is setting up to be a policyholder nightmare due to the combination of severe wind, water and flood damage,” says Rick Tutwiler, President of the firm. “This will be a protracted process and we expect to maintain a staff presence in order to make sure policyholders receive a fair claim settlement,” he says.

In order to help educate policyholders as well as dispel some of the misinformation that naturally occurs with this type of catastrophe, the firm has also launched a Hurricane Michael Claims web page and will start posting blogs specifically related to Hurricane Michael insurance claim issues and advice on its On Property Insurance Claims blog. For example; a recent post Hurricane Michael Insurance Claims – A Public Adjuster Shares Some Commonsense Advice warned policyholders to not throw away damaged property until they take photos, document the loss and notify their insurer. “It may seem simple, but we have worked every major storm since 1984 and we see policyholders making the same mistakes over and over,” stated Mr. Tutwiler.

Tutwiler also reminds business and homeowners that emergency restoration work authorizations are contracts and to make sure that any payment for services are approved by the insurance company. “Be very leery of work authorizations that assign insurance policy proceeds to restoration firms. It’s your insurance money, states Mr. Tutwiler. Once it’s paid out you cannot go back for more.”

The firm also expects to be involved in local informational and town hall type meetings where it will answer policyholder questions at no cost. To request the firm’s presence, organizations can simply contact the firm or call the local # 850-888-8052.

About Tutwiler & Associates: Established in 1984, Tutwiler & Associates is a highly regarded, licensed public adjusting firm that represents commercial and residential property insurance policyholders in all types of property insurance damage claims. Tutwiler works exclusively for the policyholder to remove the stress of dealing with the insurance company and properly present their insurance damage claim to obtain a fair payment under the policy. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida Tutwiler is also licensed in 17 other states and the Virgin Islands. In the Panama City area, they can be reached locally at 850-888-8052 or toll free at 1-800-321-4488.

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