Coast Claims Service Ltd.

Suite 6, 2727 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4E5, Canada
Coast Claims was founded in 1970 by a small group of committed, truly independent adjusters in Victoria and Nanaimo. Since then, we have grown to a total of eight offices on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and the Sunshine Coast, with more than thirty adjusters and over sixty employees. Coast Claims is still employee-owned, still fully independent, and still committed to providing outstanding service at a fair price. When a loss occurs, a thorough investigation is imperative for many reasons, including coverage assessment, indemnity control and subrogation potential. Our adjusters have the experience to determine what level of investigation is required for each loss to ensure innovative, cost-effective claims handling, with a focus on fair and prompt resolution. We provide claims adjusting and related serviced to insurers, brokers, self-insurers, lawyers, property managers, risk managers, and private and governmental institutions.

Company Staff

Allan Hart
Vice President
Allan began his career with Coast Claims a year after graduating university with a business degree in 1995. : He is now a senior partner and the company’s vice-president. He is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and a Member of the (IIMS) International Institute of Marine Surveying. He specializes marine losses for commercial vessels, pleasure craft and wharves including damage surveys and detailed investigations. He is also recognized for his skills in handling larger property and casualty losses including complex liability investigations.
Darwyn J. Stickle
Managing Partner
Darwyn’s adjusting career began in the Vancouver office of Wellington Insurance in 1986. He moved to Victoria in 1988, joined Coast Claims Service later that year, and is now company president, and senior partner. Darwyn, who is a Certified Risk Manager and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional, adjusts all lines of property and casualty claims, with an emphasis on large property losses.
David Cherrie
David has been an independent adjuster for 24 years. Prior to joining Coast Claims he spent 13 years as a branch manager for a national independent adjusting company, and he is now a partner in Coast Claims. A Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), David specializes in complex property, environmental, liability, bodily injury, transportation and cargo losses.
Shannon McRae
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Shannon joined Coast Claims Services as an administrative assistant in 2006, and shortly showed such interest and aptitude that there was no stopping her from becoming an adjuster. Shannon, who is well on her way to earning her CIP designation, enjoys all lines of claims; her diligence and attention to detail make her a real asset to our Victoria office and our company. Shannon, like Coast Claims, is dedicated to the principles of quality work and outstanding customer service
Yako Topalovic
Yako Topalovic CIP, moved from Ontario to join Coast Claims in December of 2012. He stared his claims career fourteen years ago as a staff adjuster with a national insurer, and became an independent adjuster in 2002. He is now a partner in Coast Claims. Yako has expertise with all types of residential and commercial property losses, as well as General Liability claims. In Ontario, he handled complex automobile injury files, which also incuded involvement in mediation, arbitration and litigation. Yako, like Coast Claims, is committed to maintaining the industry’s highest standards of service and professionalism.