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--Alan Himmel, PCA
I have been actively representing homeowners and business owners as a public insurance adjuster since 2006. I first got into public adjusting because of the stories people would tell me regarding the insurance company's handling of their claim. At first, I didn't even know that a person who was not working for an insurance company, could work for the actual policy holder, on their behalf, to help the them get a fair settlement. I thought that that job was reserved for either the insurance company, or an expensive lawyer.
But, being a public adjuster involves a thorough knowledge of insurance policy rules as it applies to homes, condos, and business. We have to be licensed, bonded, fingerprinted, and pass the state exam. Estimating damage, measuring, figuring out what must be removed, and replaced is all part of the process. It takes years to learn how to assess the collateral damage which all claims are composed of. Creating an itemized estimate, with current prices for material and labor, as well as costs of permitting is necessary to know, as well as having a complete knowledge of construction and building code. Getting good at public adjusting requires years of experience. Helping consumers with their insurance claim is a lot of work but something that I enjoy doing. "This is a rewarding parallel to "adjusting spines", because I have always been an advocate for my patients, and have been their warrior against unfair insurance practices."
I am also a practicing chiropractor since 1996. "I have practiced in Miami, Homestead, Naranja, and Orlando. Since moving from Dade to Miramar, I have practiced with Dr. Robert Tomchik, MD. www.miramarmedicine.com in the Health Circle Family Medical office. " My area of experience is PIP No-Fault, Auto accident trauma and injury care. I personally handle claims against tough auto Insurance carriers. My two part system includes giving my patients the best care possible, and correctly documenting the patient's injuries, complaints, and impairment.
I was born in North Miami. As a Florida Native, I grew up most of my life here. In 1990, I received a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of South Florida (USF), and in 1995, received a professional Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University, in Marietta, Georgia.
I am also a board member of a non-profit organization called
Share Research Foundation www.sharktank.org , where I continue to be involved in Cystic Fibrosis
research, and proudly co-authored two published research articles with Melanie Childers, which outlines
new concepts in treatment for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers.
Aside from my background and experience, one of my attributes is my belief in communication. I will always keep you in the loop so that you know exactly where we are with your claim. You can call me directly, email me, text me, or come to my office.