Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy

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.


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

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.