SOURCE: Pride Public Adjusters, Inc.

Pride Public Adjusters, Inc.

June 30, 2011 06:00 ET

Pride Public Adjusters Releases Free Disaster Preparedness Kit for Property Owners

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - According to Pride Public Adjusters, property damage/insurance recovery specialists, the best way to survive a major earthquake is preparedness. Scientists studying earthquake occurrences say California will see a major earthquake soon. The "Big One" will likely register over 7.7 on the Richter scale and will cause billions of dollars in property damage. To help business and commercial property owners better prepare for the eventuality of a major earthquake, Pride Public Adjusters, Inc. is giving away the Disaster Preparedness Kit while supplies last. The Kit provides a Life Safety Plan, a Communication Plan, Evacuation Plans and a Recovery Plan. By having this valuable information, businesses will be able to recover faster from any damage they may receive.

Pride Public Adjusters has nearly twenty years' experience in working with property owners who have survived earthquakes, firestorms, flooding, hurricanes and tsunamis, in the U.S., Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe and Japan. Their teams have been on the front lines of nearly every type of disaster helping property owners assess damage, locate necessary records and fill out insurance claims to receive the compensation required to rebuild from their losses. With offices in California, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and along the east coast, they serve as advocates for property owners providing the help necessary to get through the most stressful times.

"Current estimates show that 25% to 50% of business owners do not recover from a major disaster, even if they have property insurance, due to a lack of planning," states John Schoon, president of Pride Public Adjusters. "Most people haven't memorized the details of their homeowner's and/or business/commercial insurance policies and yet, these details are critical to know should their business suffer major damage from an earthquake, hurricane, hail, firestorm, flood, mudslide or windstorm. Although you can't predict when damage may result, we do know how to prepare property owners for the likelihood of a disaster.

"The intent of our Disaster Preparedness Kit is to help more businesses stay in business. Knowing that an earthquake will occur helps everyone better prepare. A Disaster Plan should include proper Earthquake Insurance coverage, a secure offsite location where valuable documents are stored and an Emergency/Disaster Response and Recovery Procedure to help minimize businesses' recovery time while helping them survive the aftermath."

The Disaster Preparedness Kit outlines what steps one needs to take both before and after a disaster occurs. It explains who to contact before you file an insurance claim, when to hire a contractor, what questions to ask them, what documents you will need (Property Damage Scope, Costs of Repair or Replacement Report and Proof of Loss), and other important paperwork, required by insurance companies. The Disaster Kit also offers suggestions on how to prepare for negotiating the best possible settlement with an insurance company. Each step is laid out in simple-to-understand language for every property owner to easily follow.

By learning how to prepare and taking the time to do so now, those who sustain property damage will drastically reduce their confusion and eliminate further losses and financial mistakes so they come out ahead during this very stressful time. To receive a free Disaster Preparedness Information Kit, please go to:, send an email to: or call toll-free: (800) 515-5450.

Pride Public Adjusters, Inc. is a professional public adjusting firm licensed by the Department of Insurance with offices in over a dozen cities across the U.S. Working for the insured only, Pride Public Adjusters is the insured's advocate helping its clients receive higher settlements than their insurance company's initial offers for any type of insurance claim.

Contact Information

  • For more information please contact:
    John Schoon
    Pride Public Adjusters, Inc.
    (800) 515-5450
    Email Contact