Superstorm Sandy Ravages Staten Island

Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on all boroughs of New York City, but the damage on Staten Island has many wondering if its communities will ever recover. Borough President James Molinaro confirms hundreds of homeless and displaced families as a result of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, as the aftermath was much more horrific than anyone anticipated.

In light of the devastation, Governor Cuomo has asked the federal government for almost $42 billion in hurricane relief. The storm’s swath of destruction included New York homes and businesses: on Staten Island, the popular restaurant Puglia by the Sea was swept out to sea when Hurricane Sandy ravaged the district. Across New York State, businesses were left with more than $6 billion in damages and property losses from the hurricane.

Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island

As Staten Island residents struggle to put their lives back together, they are often failed by insurance companies who have refused or delayed a claim. Insurance companies must provide coverage for some if not all of the following damages under the terms of a standard policy:

  • Reimbursement for damaged property, furniture, equipment and household appliances
  • Home or roof damages from felled trees
  • Motor vehicle damage
  • Physical loss or damage to insured property
  • Expenses incurred in attempting to stop the damage
  • Business interruption
  • Contingent business interruption
  • Service and utility interruptions
  • Lost business income due to governmental directives

Insurance companies are currently overwhelmed with hurricane-related claims, and it’s in their interest to minimize payouts whenever possible. To better understand your rights when filing an insurance claim for Hurricane Sandy, a Staten Island personal injury lawyer will insure you get a fair settlement for the damage to your property or business.

Staten Island personal injury lawyer

If you’ve incurred substantial property damage, or if your company is experiencing business interruption losses from Hurricane Sandy, you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you file – and litigate – your claim. The Sanders Firm fights unfair insurance claim adjustments, abusive use of a “hurricane deductible,” and unreasonable delays in the payment of claims.

Serving Staten Island and the greater New York area for 45 years, our firm has the experience and resources to help you recover fair compensation for your losses. Our attorneys will fight:

  • Delayed or denied payments
  • Low offers to resolve claims
  • Bad faith insurance practices
  • Improper insurance disclaimers of coverage

The Sanders Firm: experience you can trust

Do not risk facing your insurance company alone. The Sanders Firm is offering complimentary consultations to all victims of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Long Island. Call our toll free number to speak with a Staten Island or Long Island personal injury lawyer today. Do not delay, call toll-free: 1-800-Fair-Play (800-324-7752).