Earthquakes are a unique event in the insurance claims world. While we all know about earthquake damage and how devastating they can be, thankfully, destructive earthquakes don’t happen frequently. Many claims adjusters on our team here at Haden Claims Services have either lived or currently live in California. As a former firefighter for the Orange County Fire Department, Brian Haden responded to several earthquakes, including the massive 1994 Northridge quake. Mr. Haden has been earthquake certified by the state of California and has successfully handled many earthquake claims.
Earthquakes bring a unique range of damages upon structures. While much of the damage to buildings if visible, earthquakes cause a lot of hidden damage to things such as fasteners, gang plates, slabs, joints and other items which are hidden inside of wall cavities.