EP 314: Property Damage: How to Get the Most Amount of Money

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Public adjusters are advocates for the claimant in any damage or liability claim. They're not beholden to the insurance company and they're not inhibited by any legalities. By getting in touch with a public adjuster, you'll be able to protect your interests and receive the most compensation possible for your losses.


In this episode, Gwynne Beatty of United Claims Specialists explains why public adjusters are your superpower when it comes to maximizing insurance settlements. She breaks down everything you need to know about filing claims, dealing with insurance companies, and finding the right public adjuster for you. 


Gwynne is a public adjuster, and a property damage, insurance policy, statute, and claims expert. She seeks to educate the public about coverage and claims. She worked in Haiti for 11 years, most significantly as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility with a multi-national telecom. Her CSR work won the Award for Corporate Excellence from the State Department. She also headed a celebrity foundation and founded a human resources company. Previous to that, she was Director of Digital Entertainment at a prominent public relations firm in NYC, handling large tech clients that wanted to get into the music and film space. 



• “The public adjuster works for the public. The insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, and we are at odds with each other.” (7:02-7:10)

• “They underpay you. There are no instances where you're going to get paid in full on that first check.” (8:36-8:40)

• “You think you're being cooperative, and you think that in your attitude, in your disclosure that you are going to get paid out fairly. It's not the case.” (11:49-11:59)

• “Why don't we use public adjusters more? Some people want to wait. That's not a good idea because now you're three months, four months, five months in emotionally-invested waiting." (18:52-19:03) 

• “When you're looking for a public adjuster, you're looking for the person that's going to educate you when they do the inspection and that's going to be communicative.” (21:19-21:26)

• “Your claim is not settled unless you've signed a settlement release.” (27:04-27:09)

Connect with Gwynne:

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Number: 954-648-9258


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