Westlake Village Public Insurance Adjusters

Pride Public Insurance Adjusters is an independent public adjusting firm offering private insurance claims assistance to commercial businesses and residential property owners with a covered insurance loss due to hurricane fire water flood storm wing hail tornado earthquake aviation cyber space content damage claims in cities of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Bell Canyon and all of California state.

(800) 515-5450


Pride Public Adjusters, Inc.
2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 100,
Westlake Village, California, 91361

Westlake Village Public Insurance Adjusters

What Is The Likeliness Of Disaster In Westlake Village?

Westlake Village’s historical earthquake activity is above the California state average. It is 2805% greater than the overall U.S. average. Six earthquakes have rocked the area since 1918 with an average magnitude between 6.2 and 7.7 causing several injuries and deaths. All of these earthquakes stemmed from between 11 and 82 miles from the city’s center. The most common of all possible natural disasters is fire for this area. Firefighters prepare for fire season as multiple fires sweep the area each year. Like many cities, Westlake has their own emergency preparedness system to help warn residents of any reported incidents ahead of time to give them enough time to respond. City staff members and volunteers are trained each year to respond to local emergencies. Several public adjusters are located in this area due to the frequency of hazardous occurrences and can assist when insurance companies are hit with an overflow of disaster claims.

What Documents Do You Need When Disaster Strikes in Westlake Village?

After fires roared through Camarillo Springs and surrounding neighborhoods in early May. Nearby residents in Westlake Village heeded the warning that they could be be next. The first thought that comes to mind for most people when a disaster strikes is personal safety and the last thing is the whereabouts of financial records stored in the home. A major disruption like this can dislocate you and your family so quickly putting you in a state of confusion and by the time things settle down you may find out that several of your bills are past due. Some financial institutions can be unforgiving which could affect your credit score. Public Adjusters and Financial Advisors agree that people who identify and prepare key documents long before calamity strikes can avoid unnecessary damage to their personal finances in the wake of a fire, flood, hurricane or other disaster. All homeowners and renters should have a list of items they will need or want after a disaster says Mitchell Freedman, founder of MFAC Financial Advisors in Westlake Village and an editor of the American Red Cross “Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Financial Issues.” The key documents to have at hand include:

Mortgage documents or rental agreements
Homeowners, renters and automobile insurance policies
Financial statements and account numbers
Copies of prescriptions for medications
Tax Records

You should also have a small stack of cash on hand. If the electricity is out, credit cards won’t work for purchases. Donna Childs, a former reinsurance industry executive, was living within sight of the World Trade Center when the towers collapsed on 9/11. Hers was the only residential neighborhood evacuated and she was kept out of her home for a couple of months. Because of her business background, Childs already had all of her personal and business documents scanned in and stored online remotely when she had to flee with just and overnight bag. At a time like that, “you shouldn’t be thinking about documents, you should be thinking about safety,” says Childs, who later wrote the book “Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses.”

How Does Westlake Village Prepare For A Disaster?

In response to the potential of floods, fires, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters, the City of Westlake has created a comprehensive emergency preparedness program to include an Emergency Operations Plan along with a highly organized all volunteer Disaster Response Team. The City Manager will serve as the emergency operations director who will implement the State Emergency Management System Multi-Hazard Function Plan within the organization. Staff and volunteers will be trained in preparation for a disaster. The City manager will also be responsible for coordinating with other public safety contract agencies such as Los Angeles County Sheriff, the Lost Hills Station, the L.A. County Fire Department, etc. Residents can sign up for emergency notifications through Blackboard Connect. If an emergency or large scale incident takes place, residents who sign up will receive timely messages via email, cell phone, home phone, or text message. The City collaborates with the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Malibu on a Hazard Mitigation plan. The plan, which is updated every five years, takes a look at all forms of potential hazards such as earthquakes, wildfires and floods within the region and identifies mitigation efforts that can be undertaken either regionally or by each city.

We handle insurance claims for:

• Commercial Properties
• Industrial Properties
• High-End Residential Homes
• Celebrity Homes
• High-Rise Condo Buildings
• Apartment Complexes
• Shopping Centers
• Hotels

We handle all types of catastrophic claim situations:

• Fire Damage Claims
• Smoke Damage Claims
• Hurricane Damage Claims
• Wind & Hail Damage Claims
• Flood & Water Damage Claims
• Earthquake Damage Claims
• Crime Scene Cleanup Claims
• Mold & Asbestos Claims
• Tornado Damage Claims
• Vandalism & Theft Claims
• Information Systems Claims
• Crop Damage Claims
• Maritime Claims
• Aviation Claims
• Workers Comp Claims
• Transportation Claims
• Liability Claims
• Business Interruption Claims