Legal Professionals: Becker & Poliakoff
Becker & Poliakoff is a large multi-practice law firm based in Florida with offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and 12 Florida offices. Becker & Poliakoff’s dedicated Hurricane Preparation and Claims Recovery Team has handled thousands of storm-related claims, including dozens of hurricanes in Florida, New York and New Jersey. We bring a team approach, including our legal team led by the former National Coordinating Counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the world. The firm also brings board-certified construction law professionals, specific structural engineering professionals, electrical/corrosion engineering professionals, general contractor professionals, estimators, adjusters, plumbing and other specific professionals who know how to find damage and process claims. Our substantial experience tells us that to maximize recovery, storm victims are best served by using a team of professionals with proven experience.
Public Adjuster: Master Claims Consultants
Master Claims Consultants, LLC brings a talented team of Master Public Adjusters and other insurance claims experts to represent policyholders (commercial/residential/condo) in significant property damage claims. The team has over 30 years of specific disaster relief claims processing services, with employees who once worked for insurance companies and FEMA. We also have significant expertise in evaluating insurance policies and finding important coverage that is often sent as denials or exclusions by insurance companies and other government agencies that provide insurance. Where requested, we also regularly partner with law firms to maximize the money that can be received to the policyholder. In addition to the vast experience in storm-related claims, the team handles all kinds of insurance claims, such as those involving losses resulting from fire, smoke, wind, hail, water, mold, sinkholes, additional living expenses, freezes, vandalism, falling objects, theft, collapse, lightning, other business interruptions and loss of rents and other similar claims.
Engineering Services: Engineering Express
Founded in 1995, Engineering Express has evolved into a one-of-a-kind specialty structural engineering firm assisting contractors, architects, developers, manufacturers, and homeowners across the US with a variety of engineering projects both large and small. Engineering Express specializes in components of structures, product evaluations, and disaster assessment. Our range of highly specialized component designs include complete product evaluation and custom installations of windows, doors, and shutter systems, railings, fences, canopies and carports, specialty aluminum structures such as patio enclosures, air conditioning units and mounts, boat lifts, generator houses, and even custom wood, concrete, and steel designs. This specialty work has led us to become experts in damage evaluation for building fenestration. With licenses in 25 states in the US, Engineering Express is uniquely qualified and has over a decade of experience in forensic studies of Hurricanes from Hurricane Andrew to Hurricane Sandy with more than 100 damage evaluation cases and thousands of residential inspections from Florida, Texas, New York, and New Jersey.
TSSA Storm Safe Inc. is a professional glazing inspection company with a specialty focus in structural glazing and envelope of protection damage assessment. Our glazing damage assessment protocol has been approved and included in State and Federal Trial as well as being a successful tool to document damage to glazed systems in hundreds of residential, commercial and industrial claims. TSSA Storm Safe Inc. is experienced in discovery deposition, expert testimony, as well as defending our investigatory findings in federal trials, arbitrations, mediations and appraisals. TSSA Storm Safe Inc. has been called upon to assist public and independent adjusters, appraisers and litigation teams in the proper usage of our inspection methods and procedures as well as the cross-examination of engineers and construction specialists in regards to glazing damage.