Still waiting on an adjuster? Here are a couple of tips

LAPLACE, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 30: Workers tarp the roof of a home damaged by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans.
LAPLACE, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 30: Workers tarp the roof of a home damaged by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. Photo credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

More than three weeks after hurricane Ida, some people are wondering, where is their insurance adjuster? There are some things you can do to speed things up if you think you have been waiting too long.

Legal analyst Doug Sunseri says you don't have to wait for an adjuster -- if you can get a contractor to come check things out, you can always get an estimate before your adjuster even gets there.

"You use your own estimate to establish damages prior to the adjuster going out there and submitting it to the insurance company," he explained.

Another option? Just call your company repeatedly.

"If you call them once or twice a day, they will put you a higher priority as far as having an adjustment is concerned," said Sunseri.

There are also independent, public adjusters, but Sunseri warns you should be aware they charge their own fees, and that will come out of what your insurance company ends up paying you.