Should You Hire a Public Adjuster or an Attorney when filing a claim?


While attorneys can legally help present a claim to an insurer, this approach often presents a disadvantage for the policyholder. Attorneys are expected to have a good knowledge of insurance law, but they rarely have the intimate knowledge of building construction or claims management experience necessary to optimize and expedite a claim.

 Public Adjusters and attorneys have fundamentally different skill sets.


A Public Adjuster is a state licensed expert who represents you, the policyholder. Public Adjusters have intimate knowledge of the claims process and have experience resolving many types of property loss. Attorneys may be experienced with litigation, but most claims can be resolved amicably and quickly without the need for a courtroom.


Public Adjusters will decode all the legal jargon.


Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. Interpreting that policy and the many provisions pertinent to a particular claim requires years of training. Your Public Adjuster has gone through rigorous study and examination to ensure they thoroughly understand insurance law and have unique experience applying that knowledge to best protect their clients.

Public Adjuster representation typically results in larger payments to policyholders.


While attorneys typically will take 20% to 40% of your claim settlement or charge expensive hourly rates, your Public Adjuster will effectively prepare, present, and negotiate your entire claim for a nominal percentage of the final claim settlement they secure for you. A Public Adjuster provides clients with the optimum path to expedite and maximize their financial recovery.



Put Eastern Public Adjusters to work for you.

We've established working relationships with some of the finest attorneys in the country. If litigation does become necessary, having a Public Adjuster prepare and negotiate a claim first provides an attorney with the best preparation for a positive outcome.


Eastern Public Adjusters is a disaster recovery consultancy and expert in property insurance claims management. With over 20 years of experience, we are licensed to service clients throughout the Greater New York City area, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For 24/7 claims advice and service, call (929) 999.4674 or contact us at



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