Welcome to Adjusters International
Public Adjusters Serving Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii
We're professional loss consultants who work exclusively for you. Having us on your side eliminates the inherent conflict of interest that exists when one person attempts to represent both you and your insurance company. Personalized service and proven expertise are the hallmarks of our reputation—just ask any of our many satisfied clients. Your successful financial recovery after an insured claim is always our top priority.
Since 1970, our public adjusters have assisted local business owners and homeowners—just like you—in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. We know how to handle claims that are the result of all types of perils—fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm, theft, vandalism, business interruption—anything associated with a property insurance policy. And we have the expertise to negotiate with the companies that insure them. With our resources and experience, here's what we'll do for you:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of your policy and assist you in complying with your policy's requirements.
- Prepare a detailed estimate of damages to your home or business structure.
- Quantify code upgrade costs if they are covered.
- Analyze all construction estimates by preparing a formal “bid comparison” to identify any omissions.
- Prepare detailed inventories of all your property. Personal property if it is your home. Or stock, business personal property, machinery and equipment, and betterments and improvements if it is your business.
- Quantify your time element claim. Additional living expenses if it is your home. Or your loss of business income, rental income, and extra expenses if it is your business.
- Present your itemized claim package (with your approval) to your insurer.
- Work as your advocate at all inspections and meetings.
- Communicate with you every step of the way.
- Save you time so that you can focus on your family or your business.
- Relieve you of the stress and emotional burden of dealing with the complex matters associated with preparing your claim.
- Maximize your financial recovery with a proactive claim management strategy using all of our best efforts.
Our firm began as the Lucurell Company when Bob Lucurell, now chairman of Adjusters International, discovered there were no public adjusting firms in the Northwest after fire damaged a hotel he co-owned in Olympia, Washington. Drew Lucurell, Bob's son, is now the company president. In 1985 our firm, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result. Today we serve policyholders throughout the Northwest and Hawaii, upholding the highest principles of business ethics and standards.
Resources for Those Affected by the Wenatchee Wildfire
With 45 years of experience restoring people’s lives, we understand the recovery process both emotionally and financially for those affected by the recent Wenatchee Wildfire in Washington. With ...
With 45 years of experience restoring people’s lives, we understand the recovery process both emotionally and financially for those affected by the recent Wenatchee Wildfire in Washington. With a 4,000 acre-wide wildfire hitting the Northwest, many residents and business owners who evacuated, are now in need of assistance. We have compiled some resources that may be helpful for Wenatchee residents:
- For up to the minute news, follow @WAEMD and @WADNR_Fire both of which are amplifying local messages and posting updates. Use hashtag #SleepyHollowFire to see the latest updates
- The Wenatchee World is providing in-depth and up to date information
- You can also follow Chelan County Emergency Management and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook for updates regarding the evacuation.
American Red Cross
- The American Red Cross’s website offers several disaster recovery guides as well as information on finding open shelters, registering for safe and well listings.
- Contact information for local Washington chapters
- Eastmont High School will serve as “a place for refuge for those who are in need…has food, a place to rest as well as showers.”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA offers a variety of survivor assistance and response resources including tools for applying for financial assistance and information on mitigating damage.
Washington Department of Emergency Management
- The official emergency management site for the state of Washington provides the latest natural disaster news and the state’s response.
As recovery processes begin, many home and business owners will be faced with the daunting and time-consuming task of filing insurance claims. It is your responsibility as the policyholder to take certain precautions immediately after a disaster and to ensure your insurance company has all of the information and evidence needed to file a claim and reach an accurate settlement.
For further reading, visit:
- “How to Help Your Community After a Disaster“
- “Common Mistakes Policyholders Make Following a Property Loss“
- “Homeowners: What to do After a House Fire“
For assistance with your property insurance claims, call 800.426.0677 or Contact Us.
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New E-Edition of Adjusting Today, Just Released
The latest E-Edition of Adjusting Today “Cosmetic Damage Exclusion Stirs Controversy” is now available! Penned by veteran claims professional and respected author Robert J. Prahl, CPCU, this edition ...
The latest E-Edition of Adjusting Today “Cosmetic Damage Exclusion Stirs Controversy” is now available! Penned by veteran claims professional and respected author Robert J. Prahl, CPCU, this edition along with its companion article, “Actual Cash Value for Roof Surfacing,” discusses the timely topic of cosmetic damage exclusions in homeowner and commercial property insurance policies. This matter is still unfolding, and time will tell whether such endorsements become standard or merely optional and used infrequently.
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