Disaster Relief Reimbursement Expert
Scott Mager Joining
Legislator Dave Denenberg in Merrick Monday to Help Sandy Victims who are concerned about low, minimum or no
payments yet from insurance companies, as well as about hiring contractors who
might not be operating ethically.
is a nationally recognized attorney with expert advice on how to get reimbursed
for recovery efforts. He has been on-the-ground with Storm Help Team (www.stormhelpteam.org) in the Hurricane Sandy-impacted area for months,
speaking to entire community groups about the steps they can take to get rightful
reimbursements for property losses.
He will be joining Legis. Dave Denenberg, along with representatives of FEMA and some local government
has assisted numerous families in the New York metro and New Jersey shore areas
and offers the following key points in the
wake of Hurricane Sandy:
insurance companies – 1) Notify each insurance company for which you
pay a premium, or 2) speak to an experienced attorney who can specifically tell
you which/all insurance companies to notify based on the damage your property
Keep the process forward-moving by aggressively maintaining active
communications – Staying on top of your claim day-in, day-out can mean the difference
between a fairly quick resolution and waiting around for many months – or years
– to get fully paid.
Notify insurance companies of ongoing, completed repairs – Notify insurance
companies in writing of anticipated repairs, informing them of the date and
list of repairs (with pictures, repair estimates and expert reports included),
offering to have adjusters revisit the premises, speak to one’s contractor or
make suggestions on repairs.
Constantly keep written records – Do not rely on oral representations or statements
Hire the best experts – Specific to a property owner’s claim, it is
critical to research the best experts who have specific and substantial experience
in handling disaster claims. Getting a full, expert, integrated team
working on your behalf can be the best path for complete, quick, hassle-free
The event will take place on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Merrick Library.