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A Storm Insurance Claim Lawyer Is Ready to Protect Your Rights

Hurricane Sandy resulted in billions of dollars in insured losses, but insurance companies in some cases are fighting their policyholders who were devastated by the storm. Many people without legal representation are discovering their insurance companies are delaying, denying or under-compensating valid claims.

If you are being treated unfairly by your insurance company in New York or New Jersey, don't hesitate to contact a Hurricane Sandy insurance claim lawyer. Call 1-800-692-3717 today. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact us now for a free consultation. At Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano, LLP, we are assisting clients who want to file a Hurricane Sandy lawsuit so they can get the compensation they deserve. We are knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who represent natural disaster victims throughout New York, including individuals and families in Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Kings and Queens Counties, The Bronx and Rockland and Westchester Counties. We also handle New Jersey storm insurance claims.

Hurricane Sandy Caused Devastation, Blackouts

Hurricane Sandy, a slow-moving "superstorm," devastated parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states when it made landfall on Oct. 29 near Atlantic City. Sandy created a 7- to 12-foot storm surge caused by offshore hurricane winds. The storm ? which brought 95 mph winds and 12.5 inches of rain ? flooded streets, tunnels, subway lines and destroyed homes and businesses. More than 7 million people lost power.

If you are coping with any of the following losses or damages, you may be entitled to compensation from your insurance company:

  • Property losses, such as food, clothing, furniture and other personal belongings
  • Roof damage
  • Damage from wind, such as broken windows
  • Damage from fire
  • Damage to your car
  • Water damage or damage from flooding
  • Mildew and mold growth on walls and in basements
  • Electrical and plumbing damage
  • Exterior property damage due to fallen trees
  • Damage to the structure of your home
  • Other types of storm-related damage

How a Storm Damage Attorney Can Help

If you experienced any of the above losses and your insurance company is delaying, denying or under-compensating you with a "low-ball" settlement offer, it's important to learn about your rights from a lawyer regarding your Hurricane Sandy claim. We can put our experience and resources to work for you. At Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano, LLP, we are a trusted and respected law firm in New York City with a well-deserved reputation for fighting aggressively for our clients. Our firm has been helping clients obtain justice for more than 80 years.

We are well-versed in state and federal laws, and we are deeply familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to keep payments to an absolute minimum. By law, insurance companies are required to act in "good faith" when handling your claim. Delaying, denying or under-compensating a claim is acting in bad faith. If this is the case, they can be ordered to pay you damages. We make sure our clients are fully protected.

You May Not Have to Pay a Deductible For Your Storm Damage

While most insurance claims include a requirement that the policyholder pay a "deductible," a Hurricane Sandy insurance claim does not carry a deductible for residents of certain states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. There is no hurricane deductible, because the National Hurricane Center declared Sandy to be a "post-tropical storm" and not a "hurricane" when it struck the Northeast.

This means insurers can't enforce hurricane deductibles on claims, which can run as high as 5 percent of the home's value. For example, a 5 percent deductible means you would have been required to pay $25,000 on your $500,000 home before the insurance company paid anything.

While the no-deductible rule appears to be a silver lining for those affected by Sandy, we know the insurance companies will fight the "post-tropical storm" label to try to make policyholders pay the deductible. Our storm damage attorneys in New York are ready to stand up for our clients and fight for their rights.

Contact Our Law Firm Today to See How We Can Help

For a free initial consultation, contact Pasternack, Tilker, Ziegler, Walsh, Stanton & Romano, LLP today. Call us at 1-800-692-3717 or contact us online. Our experienced and aggressive attorneys fight hard for clients who are being pushed around by insurance companies. Put the power of an established New York City firm behind you.