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Don’t Cancel Your Insurance: Protect Your Home and Peace of Mind

In today’s brutal economy, every penny counts. You might be thinking about canceling your homeowner’s insurance to save money. Don’t. Here’s the harsh reality: without insurance, one disaster can leave you homeless and destitute. The Brutal Truth About Canceling Your Insurance Imagine this: A fire rips through your home. In minutes, everything you own is

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When to File a Home Insurance Claim: Timing and Consequences 

Understanding the intricacies of home insurance claims is crucial for homeowners facing property damage or loss. Navigating the process can be daunting, and knowing when to file a claim is pivotal. This article offers a comprehensive overview of the timing and consequences of filing a home insurance claim, helping you make informed decisions.  Filing a

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Why Is My Public Adjuster on My Check? 

Understanding the Role of Public Adjusters in Insurance Claims  Navigating the complexities of home insurance claims can be a daunting task for homeowners. When disaster strikes, understanding your policy, assessing damages accurately, and negotiating with insurance companies are vital steps in securing fair compensation. This is where the expertise of a public adjuster becomes invaluable. 

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Should I Use a Public Adjuster? Making an Informed Decision 

When dealing with home insurance claims, homeowners often encounter complexities that can be hard to navigate. This comprehensive guide is designed to help you understand the role of public adjusters and determine if their services are necessary for your situation. We’ll explore various scenarios, including those where a public adjuster may not be required.  Understanding

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How Long Can a Home Insurance Claim Stay Open? The Limits Explained 

Navigating through the intricacies of home insurance claims can be a daunting task for many homeowners. Understanding the time frame within which a claim can stay open is crucial for efficient and effective management of insurance matters. This article delves into the various aspects of the duration of home insurance claims, providing insights and guidance

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Fire Restoration Process: A Comprehensive Overview 

The aftermath of a fire in your home can be overwhelming. It’s not just about dealing with the immediate damage but also about understanding the comprehensive process of restoration. This guide provides an in-depth look at each step of fire restoration, from initial assessment to final structural repairs, offering clear insights into how each phase

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How Does Home Insurance Claim Work? A Step-by-Step Guide 

Navigating the intricacies of a home insurance claim can be a daunting task for many homeowners. Understanding the process is crucial to ensuring that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. This guide aims to demystify the home insurance claim process, outlining each step in detail. Remember, while this process can be complex, Crossroads’ team

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Fire Damage Restoration Cost: What to Expect and Budget For

Experiencing a house fire can be one of the most traumatic and challenging events for any homeowner. Beyond the immediate safety concerns, the aftermath of a fire involves navigating the complex world of fire damage restoration, insurance claims, and rebuilding. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive overview of what homeowners can expect in terms

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Does Filing a Home Insurance Claim Hurt You? Myths and Facts

When it comes to filing a home insurance claim, homeowners often find themselves in a quandary. At Crossroads, Texas’s premier public adjusting firm, we’ve seen firsthand the challenges and misconceptions surrounding this process. This article aims to shed light on the realities of filing home insurance claims, with a focus on why understanding these nuances

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Are Public Adjusters Legitimate? An In-Depth Look 

Navigating the complexities of home insurance claims can be daunting for many homeowners. The process involves understanding intricate policy details, assessing damages accurately, and negotiating with insurance companies. This is where public adjusters come into play. But a question often arises: are public adjusters legitimate? This article provides an in-depth look into the role of

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Better Business Bureau has awarded Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates its Winner of Distinction Awards for Excellence for 2022

Better Business Bureau has awarded Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates its Winner of Distinction Awards for Excellence for 2022 Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates did it again! Last November 2, 2022, The Better Business Bureau once again recognized Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC with their Winner of Distinction Award. This is the 6th consecutive year that Crossroads

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Ed Shinn Retires from Crossroads

President Shinn founded Crossroads and has been the company’s President since its founding in 2010. While working through countless storms and other natural disasters, Shinn helped hundreds of customers manage the many unexpected issues that face property owners while navigating an insurance claim in a constantly changing insurance market and regulatory environment. His dedication to

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Independent Adjuster vs Public Adjuster

After suffering a loss to your home or business, the insurance company sends out an independent adjuster. At first glance, most policyholders assume that this independent adjuster is there to help them recover. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.          Although we would all love to believe that the independent adjuster has your

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How to Read Your Insurance Policy

Knowing what is in your insurance policy is half the battle. When sitting down to attempt reading your insurance policy, it’s important to keep several things in mind. Actually, there are far more things to keep in mind than we can easily tell you in an article. Why? Well, there are so many important details

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Storms Don’t Have a Season

Natural disasters and extreme weather no longer only take place during a specific “season.” There is no time limit within the year in which storms happen. Just as the long-time residents of the Gulf Coast region.

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10 Tips for Communicating with Your Insurance Company

If you’re like most people, you don’t look forward to communicating with your insurance company.  It’s easy to understand why. Insurance companies often use terms that make it difficult to feel like you have a proper understanding of what you need to know in order to complete your claim. When it comes to handling your

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Types of Water After a Pipe Bursts

Should you drink that water coming out of the pipes? The past few weeks of extreme weather have caused a multitude of plumbing issues for hundreds of thousands of home and business owners in the Texas and surrounding areas. One of the main issues many people are now dealing with is the aftermath of pipes

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Press Release October 2019

Ed Shinn invited to join Houston Business Journal Leadership Trust Houston Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Houston area Houston, October 2019 – Ed Shinn, Founder and President of Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC, has been invited to join Houston Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive

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Press Release May 2018

Better Business Bureau Recognizes Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC with Winner of Distinction Award In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC was one of 285 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 9, 2018. Recognized as

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Rockport-Fulton Chamber Foundation

President and CEO of Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC, Ed Shinn, recently met with Rockport-Fulton Chamber Foundation President and CEO, Diane Probst, CCE in order to give a helping hand with the rebuilding of the amazing town of Rockport, Texas. We, at Crossroads, hope that the donation of $15,000 can help with the current rebuilding

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Press Release May 2017

Better Business Bureau Recognizes Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC with Winner of Distinction Award In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, Crossroads Insurance Recovery Advocates, LLC was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017.   Recognized as

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