There are many public adjusters in the market who claim to be the best. But it is a well-known fact that there can never be two number ones right? You do not even have to be an expert to know that there are those who cannot do half of what they profess and claim to be able to do. As such, it is great that you take your time to choose the best for you. Below is a guide to shine the light in your endeavor.
If you feel pressured to make a particular decision or being rushed, to sign a contract, you should be very wary of the adjuster in question. Ask yourself why they are pressuring you or seem to want to rush things. Is there something that they would not like you to find out? Why do they feel as though you will not prefer them to the many others available? Note that an adjuster pressuring you is very different from them being aggressive in their marketing. A company can be aggressive and still make you feel comfortable and in control of the situation.
Before you sign the contract, ensure that they have answered all the questions you might have and have provided you with ample time to make your choice devoid of pressures and external influence.
Be the right fit
An insurance claim process is lengthy (though it can be short depending on its complexity). As such, you will need to have a great relationship with your adjuster if you are to get to the Promised Land. Ensure that you are comfortable talking over issues with them and that their personality does not rub you off in the wrong way. Their communication skills should also be on point if the claim is to be a success.
Be sure to enquire if the public adjuster is licensed. And since they are wired to say yes, even when they are not, be sure that you confirm this to be the truth. Ask to be provided with a license certificate to view or even a license number which you can cross check online in official state websites. It is very important that you choose a company that is licensed as failure to do so can land you in a cell – it is against the laws of most states.
Request the public adjuster Illinois offers to provide you with references which you will follow up. They should provide you with as many references as they possibly can and you should follow up on a few randomly selected. From the references, ask if the adjuster in question is a great communicator, ask if they are skilled enough to provide you with victory in your claim and if they are aggressive enough.
You want to get positive feedback from the references. But bear in mind that if the feedback you get is all too positive, there might be something wrong. Probably they were paid and coached on what to say. This should not come as a shock as it has happened before. You just need to follow your gut in this things.
Last but not the least, consider the reputation that the adjuster has in the community. If it is a good one, then you know you are in safe hands. If it is not, do not dare get into a binding contract with them.