This is what happens when a Public Adjuster also acts as a contractor. Don't be this guy!

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Bucking the Trend: The Reyelts Case and the End to the Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting

By: William Bell

Natural disasters occur with increased frequency each year. In 2012, 920 natural catastrophes1 caused $65 billion in insured losses worldwide.2 From 2003 to 2012, on average, there were 790 natural catastrophes causing $56 billion in insured losses.3 Compared to the 30 year average of 630 events causing $32 billion in insured losses, natural disasters have not only become more prevalent, but also more destructive.4

They surface in the wake of any catastrophe or run-of-the-mill claim generating event. Contractors, tradesmen, restoration companies or others emerge, offering not only to repair damage to homes or property, but to also negotiate on behalf of the policyholders with their insurance company. Read more...

Clockwise from top left: The Waldo Canyon fire burns northwest of Manitou Springs on June 26; an aerial photo of the neighborhood June 28; rebuilding in the neighborhood Nov. 15; Lee Guy of R&R Ditching removes burned branches Sept. 28. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post; RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post; RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post; Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)