Hurricane Sandy, which recently struck the Eastern seaboard and left residents in many states without power, may eventually become the most damaging hurricane in the history of the United States. Even before the storm struck, many were estimating that property damages alone would exceed $30 billion, and some are now claiming that the costs could be even higher. While these economic damages in no way compare with the loss of life that a storm can cause, the financial toll that they can take can have a devastating effect on the lives of affected individuals and families.
Fortunately, many of those who suffered property damage in Hurricane Sandy were insured for these types of damages, and will be able to file a claim for compensation for their losses. However, in some cases, it can be difficult to actually get these claims fulfilled. Often, insurance companies will seek out ways to deny their customers’ claims. For instance, a homeowner whose policy only covered flood damage may be denied compensation on the basis that they mainly suffered wind damage. Homeowners struggling to recover from this terrible situation shouldn’t have to worry about this issue, as well. Contact a qualified attorney today at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about your rights and options in this situation.