Hurricane season. While these two words evoke apprehension in the hearts of some, there are those who look forward to this time of year with unusual excitement and anticipation. For insurance adjusters, this time of year always gets the old gears rolling.

No matter how many years a field adjuster has been handling losses, no two claims are ever the same. From water-damaged homes to hurricane-damaged oil refineries, there is a myriad of losses in between and beyond that an adjuster might handle on a daily basis. Tom Hanks’ line in the movie Forrest Gump may well be the insurance adjuster’s mantra: “Adjusting claims is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gunna get.”

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