When either a lake or ocean marina gets hit by a disaster, there’s more than property damage at stake. Surprisingly, storms, wind, and water are not the only cause of marina property damage; fire from a boat can extend to the dock than to the restaurant and marina. Environmental concerns arise, as gas and oil pour into the water from damaged boats and jet skis. State and national agencies ascend onto the property to clean up the chemicals. Many questions and issues arise: Is there damage to boats, bulkheads, wooden piers, docks, bait shops, stores, and the sea wall? Do you have any idea when your marina will reopen again? Let United Public Adjusters calm your fears.
In many cases, the community loses money as a whole since the marina employs many townspeople. In fact, it’s not just the marina that can be affected, restaurants and gas stations are also at risk. If the marina is shut down for months, the financial impact on the community can be devastating. The shutdown can also impact tourism, which also affects the community.
With damages extending beyond the physical, owners need to have experts on their side who understand commercial marine operations and commercial marine insurance. United Public Adjusters not only understands the marina industry but has expertise in inspecting and analyzing damaged property unique to marinas. Additionally, UPA works with the owners in mind at all times and maximizes their recovery under their insurance policies.
When disaster strikes, stress goes through the roof. As a marina owner, you’re not only dealing with repairs, but you’re also dealing with the marina potentially being closed down for some time. You may not have an option to relocate your business – like other companies do when faced with disaster. Your insurance company understands your stress, but likely has its own interests in mind. By focusing on their financial interests, the insurance company wants to give you a low settlement offer, hoping you’ll accept it without negotiating.
You need someone looking out for YOUR financial interests. United Public Adjusters not only understands marina insurance claims, but they’ll fight for your best interests. The public adjusters at UPA will work with you each step of the way throughout your insurance claims process. We’ll look out for you.
We understand how stressful it is when disaster strikes. Give us a call and let us help. At United Public Adjusters, we’ll negotiate the claims process for you while keeping your financial interests in mind. We’re here for you.