Choosing a Public Adjuster
If you're new to the insurance claims process, you're also likely new to public adjusting. Having never used Harlingen public adjusters before, it's understandable that you have questions or aren't sure about what to look for before you hire one to work on your insurance claim. Fortunately, hiring guidelines for other service providers apply. For example, we recommend the following:
- Ask for personal recommendations – Have any of your friends, family members, neighbors, or colleagues used a public adjuster? Ask around and you may find that several have done so. Who did they use? Were they happy with the results? Would they use the same public adjuster again?
- Check the Harlingen public adjuster's license status – Make sure that the public adjusters that you are considering have active public insurance adjuster licenses in the state of Texas.
- Ask for references – Ask the adjuster for references from clients who have suffered similar losses to yours. Call those references and ask open-ended questions.
- Interview at least three Harlingen public adjusters – It's always smart to interview several service providers before you make a decision. This allows you to get a feel for the various services offered and the individual offering those services. Remember, you'll be working closely with your public adjuster for many weeks, so not only is professionalism important, so is personality.