Was Your Home Destroyed In The Hurricane Sandy Floods?
Were you one of the many sitting by the fireplace watching television on October 29, 2012 only to be startled by Hurricane Sandy as it made landfall?
The impact of the storm was felt not only in New Jersey and New York, but across more than a dozen other states. The storm battered most of the East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds and record storm surges. More than 23,000 people sought refuge in temporary shelters and more than 8.5 million customers lost power. In addition, the storm flooded numerous roads and tunnels, blocked transportation corridors, and deposited extensive debris along the coastline.
Natural disaster flood waters are dangerous. They destroy homes and businesses and threaten your physical well-being.
A little more than a year later, more than $1.4 billion in individual assistance has been provided to more than 182,000 survivors. In addition, more than $7.9 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments have been made to policyholders, and FEMA has approved more than $3.2 billion to fund emergency work, debris removal, and repair and replacement of infrastructure.
Most recently, Governor Christie has asked FEMA to extend the deadline for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy to file lawsuits regarding their flood insurance claims to April 28. He also said, “That in order to truly benefit from the additional filing time, FEMA should ensure that the one-year timeline to file litigation arising from a claim does not begin until the agency denies or disallows a claim based upon the insured’s fully supported and sworn proof of loss.”
Getting personal injury insurance compensation following a natural disaster flood is often not as easy as your insurance policy makes it seem. It should be, if you were in your home at the time your injuries occurred.
If you have suffered an injury following a flood and your insurance carrier is attempting to avoid covering your medical expenses, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury law attorney.
Contact the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi with offices in Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City. Our firm is dedicated to helping clients during their time in need. We will help you fight for fair monetary compensation that will cover all current expenses, as well as future bills that may arise.