New Zealand insurance lawyer Andrew Hooker wrote an article reviewing New Zealand insurance assessors and their benefit to property owners. He noted that before the massive Christchurch earthquake almost all of the insurance assessors actually worked for and were paid by the insurance companies. This arrangement was certainly not putting the interests of the property owners first.
“A world renowned public assessing company – ‘World Claim’ – is one of the market leaders in New Zealand. Its representatives in New Zealand are passionate advocates for the rights of customers…” — article by Andrew Hooker
WorldClaim public adjusters arrived on the scene to represent the interests of the property owners after the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. They were there to help with the insurance claim process and make sure that the property owners’ rights were protected. They helped them get the best settlement they were entitled to, which was often much more than what the insurance company had offered to settle for. Public assessors know how to negotiate with the insurance company to get fair value for the losses suffered by the insured.
In the United States, public adjusting has been a common professional practice for a long time. Now that New Zealanders have experienced the help they received from public assessors, who were working on their behalf and not that of the insurance company, Andrew Hooker says that the practice is likely here to stay. Property owners, both private and commercial, discovered that when they were represented by a public assessor they got the claim settlement that they were entitled to, which more accurately reflected their losses.
Contact WorldClaim public assessors to get help with your insurance claim. Protect the investment you have in your home or commercial property and get a fair settlement.