Welcome to Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International

As the nation's premier disaster recovery consulting organization, our core focus is maximizing and expediting our clients' financial recovery from insurance and FEMA.

Our public adjusters have offices in Fort Lauderdale and Melbourne, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore and Rockville, Maryland; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

We are experienced with the types of natural disasters that strike here, the companies that insure here, and how local claims are handled. We are able to coordinate all emergency service needs (board-up, water extraction, fencing, etc.), allowing you to quickly meet your obligation to mitigate the damages. In addition, because we are part of one of the largest disaster consulting organizations in the world, we can draw on the resources of hundreds of experts and handle even the largest cases.

Goodman-Gable-Gould was formed by three Baltimore public insurance adjusters in 1941. Over the decades, steady growth prompted the addition of our other offices.

In 1985 we, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result.

Today, over 70 years after our founding, the Goodman family is still at the helm. Our president, Harvey Goodman, SPPA, has been assisting policyholders since 1976.

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Broken and Burst Pipe Claims — GGG/AI Ready to Help

As a result of the frigid weather affecting much of the United States, it is likely that pipe bursts will occur. If you or someone you know has ...

As a result of the frigid weather affecting much of the United States, it is likely that pipe bursts will occur. If you or someone you know has suffered such a loss, or if you have any other immediate property insurance claim needs, please contact Barry Flax at 800-858-3900, ext. 1114 or bflax@gggco.com.

burst pipe insurance claim helpAs winter continues on with record low temperatures, pipe breaks are a cause of significant damage and aggravation for business owners. As a property owner, there are several steps that can be taken to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place, and numerous other measures to be implemented immediately following a pipe break in order to contain the damage.

Insurance companies may deny coverage for broken pipes if they are a result of wear and tear. As there are numerous buildings in the country that are more than fifty years old, it is very important to maintain the pipes in your building, ascertain that they are in good working order, and replace older pipes that may be on the verge of breaking. In addition, temperature control around a pipe is an important factor. If the pipes are exposed to colder temperatures, they have a greater chance of freezing, breaking, and causing severe damage to your property.

If a pipe breaks, cut the water at the source immediately and, if necessary, call the fire department to help cut off the water. As water spreads throughout several floors, it is very important to mitigate your damages by removing any carpet and carpet padding that has the potential for mold, drying out the walls and the internal cavities of the walls, as well as drying out the elevator shafts within the first 24 to 48 hours. Although wet walls can look dry, they may still be wet. Drying machines, humidifiers, and proper air circulation will help accelerate the drying process.

If you have experienced a burst pipe at your property, contact the public adjusters at Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International. Our team is available 24/7 to help you get started on your insurance claim, making sure the full extent of your loss is documented from the start. We are available to assist our clients in arranging for vendors such as plumbers, electricians, elevator repair experts, and, most importantly, a disaster response specialist close by to mitigate water damage if a pipe breaks.

Our public adjusters will be by your side during the entire claims process. We are there to advise you in how to get the most out of your insurance claim. We recommend that you keep a folder with all expenses related to the pipe break, and make sure you promptly receive invoices for completed work. You should keep track of any overtime your personnel might work as a result of the broken pipe. These costs can be claimed if you have the appropriate insurance coverage.

Taking prompt action immediately following a loss could certainly prevent additional expenses. And hiring the public adjusters at Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International will help ensure that you maximize your insurance recovery. Call us today at 800-858-3900.

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Blizzard of 2015 — GGG/AI Ready to Help

With the Blizzard of 2015 expected to make the record books for snowfall amounts, cities in the Northeast are already restricting travel and closing roads — leading to ...

With the Blizzard of 2015 expected to make the record books for snowfall amounts, cities in the Northeast are already restricting travel and closing roads — leading to a temporary disruption in the operation of many area businesses. The sheer amount of snow expected to fall, combined with high winds, has the potential to cause roofs to collapse and for buildings to suffer interior water damage caused by the backup of sudden melting snow.

As commercial buildings often have flat roofs, they are susceptible to collapse, thereby increasing their chances of suffering additional damage after the storm has passed.

  • Flat roofs are especially susceptible to collapse. Pre-World War II building codes only required roofs to support 10 to 20 pounds per square foot. Today standards require at least 30 pounds of support per square foot.
  • Do not go on your roof to shovel snow off. It is dangerous enough to be on your roof when the weather is mild. It is particularly dangerous when your roof is covered in snow and ice. Your added weight to an already compromised roof can cause an immediate collapse.
  • Hire a roofing professional to remove the snow from your roof if you feel it is in danger of collapse.
  • Check your attic/roof for cracks or leaks. These can be a sign of imminent collapse. If you see cracks or leaks, or if your roof is noticeably sagging, call a roofing professional or structural engineer immediately and evacuate your building until you know that your property is safe.

With a regional office on Madison Avenue in New York City, our public adjusters are conveniently located to assist business owners with their property damage insurance claims in New York, Long Island and New Jersey. Let our public adjusters help with your property damage or business income insurance claims. Having a professional on your side can help to alleviate the burden of dealing directly with your insurance company, and will help you secure a full and fair settlement.

For more information on how GGG/AI can be of assistance with your property insurance claim, please contact Barry Flax at 800-858-3900, ext. 1114 or bflax@gggco.com.

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