Letter to Editor: Expert help needed with insurance claims

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Dear Editor,


I am Derrick Reed, a Public Adjuster licensed by the state of Louisiana. I am writing you to highlight the need for expert help with insurance claims.

Homeowners often have underpaid and unfair claims settlements. Insurance companies send THEIR representative to tell YOU how much THEY owe! Conflict of interest?
Let’s face it, if you have not read your policy in its entirety, and understand the format in which it is written, you are already fighting an uphill battle. If that’s not enough, you need to be able to understand the estimates, take good photos of the damage, and present arguments that can’t be refused.

As I go out into the community, the people are frustrated and looking for answers. Public Adjusters work for the homeowner, not the insurance company! Public Adjusters can assist with presenting accurate claims with real results and will typically let you know upfront if they think they can help. The community needs to band together in getting this information out to every homeowner.



Derrick Reed
LA Public Adjuster #741619