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Disaster Relief Reimbursement Expert in Merrick

Credit: Bill Kelly
Credit: Bill Kelly
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.

Mager 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 officials.

Mager 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:

Notify all 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 has sustained.

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 from anyone.

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 resolution.

The event will take place on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Merrick Library.

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