On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ripped across the New York tri-state area, leaving in her wake more than 50 billion dollars in property damage, flooding and power outages. The storm has passed, but thousands of homeowners and businesses are still facing delayed or denied insurance payments in their efforts to recover fair reparation. Inundated with Hurricane Sandy claims, insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing their payouts as much as possible, or suggesting low settlement amounts to policyholders.
The Sanders Firm has seen this many times before. With the experience of litigating over 250,000 lawsuits against insurance companies and representing thousands of Katrina victims, our New York personal injury lawyers are well equipped and eager to help victims of Sandy.
Common concerns after damage from the hurricane
Have you sustained business interruption losses or substantial property damage from Hurricane Sandy? Are you worried that by the time your insurance company or FEMA does what they are supposed to, your home or office will be filled with mold? Does your insurance company claim your property damage was caused by a flood but FEMA says wind was the cause? Contact The Sanders Firm. Our attorneys will explain your rights and help you obtain a fair settlement or award for your property damage.
Damage from Superstorm Sandy
The Sanders Firm offers free and confidential evaluations for all Sandy insurance claims.
Types of losses from the storm may include:
- Damages to personal property or business office
- Damage to residential homes
- Motor vehicle damage
- Expenses incurred in attempting to mitigate hurricane damage
- Repairing or replacing damaged property
- Business interruption losses
- Contingent business interruption losses (losses due to your suppliers or your customers having suffered operational disturbance)
- Lost business income due to governmental directives restricting access to the property
- Charges incurred during utility interruptions for which you have not received credit
Hurricane Sandy claims
According to a directive by Governor Cuomo, New York homeowners are not obligated to pay large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims based on damage from Sandy. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, insurance companies are legally bound to act in good faith when investigating, appraising and disbursing claims.
If an insurance company demands payment of a hurricane deductible, refuses to pay a justifiable claim, or unjustly delays payment of that claim, legal recourse is available. Serving the greater New York area for over 45 years, The Sanders Firms offers the knowledge and resources to help you recover fair compensation for your losses.
Our legal team is ready to fight:
- Abusive use of a “hurricane deductible”
- Improperly denied claims
- Delayed payments
- Low settlement offers
- Undervalued claims
- Improperly calculated deductibles
Free help available now
You don’t have to face your insurance company alone. The Sanders Firm is offering free consultations to all victims of Superstorm Sandy in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island.
If you’re a victim of improper insurance practices related to your Sandy claim, call our toll free number to speak with an attorney today. Call toll-free: 1-800-Fair-Play (800-324-7752).