In February 2017, United Public Adjusters & Appraisers, Inc. was retained by a Woodside, Queens homeowner who experienced a vehicle fire in her driveway. The fire extended into her home causing toxic smoke and fire damages throughout the dwelling. The insurance company’s out-of-state inside staff adjuster and hired “building estimator consultant” continuously tried to bully, delay, minimize, and even stated that the required building repairs would not be covered under the insured’s policy. Their tactics started from the time that the initial claim was reported and throughout the entire process leading up to the agreed upon building settlement. Our team of licensed public adjusters provided fierce advocacy throughout the claims process and brought the initial offer of $55,984.61 to $109,583.70, which represented a 96% increase for the homeowner!