Houston Public Adjusters have usually been employed as claim adjusters for one of the major Texas insurance companies before going into public service with their expertise and inside knowledge. Houston Public Adjusters can choose to work independently, or with a Public Adjusting Company.
From state to state and even from town to town, the role of a Public Adjuster can change. For example, a Houston Public Adjuster may not be able to lend the same support as a Public Adjuster in another region. This can be due to a varying level of education, or a differing standard in various regions and departments. Public Adjusters do, however, typically have the same aim; they work with the public to settle their property damage insurance claims for an amount acceptable to both parties.
It is common for consumers and laymen to confuse the Public Adjuster with the Private Adjuster. Though the names are similar, the differences between them are important to note. Private Insurance Adjusters represent the insurance companies themselves, while Public Adjusters represent the policyholder. Also, Public Adjusters carry proficiency in estimating property damage and are familiar with the local building codes of their area.