Floods & Auto Claims

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There were over 500,000 auto claims filed with Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Harvey is expected to considerably exceed Sandy’s devastation. So how much work is that? How many adjusters are typically needed in a major flood? Hard numbers are difficult to come by, but consider this, during Hurricane Sandy, State Farm had 1,100 adjusters in one building working just Total Loss claims!
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Because of the high number of cars damaged, there just isn’t enough time to physically inspect each and every car. In these situations, many Insurance companies will total a car over the phone site unseen. This practices is especially used by the bigger companies to expedite the claims. Keep in mind, there are very strict laws in place with very high fines, if claims are not dealt with within the time frames specified.
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………. CAUTION: Deploying into a major flood event has more risks than are obvious. You will likely have to climb over a lot …………of trash and debris. Also it is almost certain you will be lifting and moving obstacles that can cut or scratch you. A …………Tetanus shot is strongly advised! Don’t wait until the storm hits and you get a call to deploy, it is too late then! For ………….most people, a tetanus shot once every ten years is sufficient protection.
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Floods & Auto Claims

Badger Mapping is a great tool for organizing your claims into a logistical game plan. Their route optimization saves precious time. You can keep all your contacts on their app, which enables you to call the insureds directly from the app. Being organized logistically increases your profits.
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Sleeping arrangements are usually extremely difficult. First of all, you have all of the displaced residents. Then you have all the Aid personnel. A large event can require a couple thousand Insurance Adjusters. Finally, you have all of the contractors and constructions workers.
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Before you leave to the staging area, call companies like Hotwire Priceline or Hotels.com Check first for Extended Stay hotels. Usually finding ANY hotel is rare and you should jump on it. Book for at least a couple weeks. If the Hotels are all booked, look for Apartments. Check Craig’s List for Rooms for rent. Prepare for the possibility you might have to sleep in your vehicle.

Every natural disaster is full of tragedy. People’s lives are forever altered, many irreversibly. For those with adequate insurance, some sibilance of normalcy can be achieved over time. For those who assist in the restoration process, as Insurance Adjusters, the financial rewards can be significant!

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