What to Do if You Suffered an Injury as a Result of Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Injury Claims
If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy and have sustained injuries, lost a loved one, or have damages to your home that have made it so that you could not return, it might be in your best interest to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Southern New Jersey area. Hurricane Sandy striking areas of the New Jersey shore and coastal areas caused unprecedented damage and left many unprepared for the amount of damage that was inflicted on the areas of Cape May, Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Wildwood, Brigantine, Ocean City, and Sea Isle. Obviously the period of time following the effects of a natural disaster can be chaotic and stressful. If you have a family member that has been injured, it can add to this stress. Your first priority should be to ensure the health of your family members. You can call 3-1-1 to find out what hospitals are open and have capacity. Obviously, in the event of an emergency, you should find transportation to the nearest operational hospital. After that, it may be necessary to seek relief as soon as possible.
Understanding Insurance Policies
If you or a family member have suffered an injury as a result of municipal damage, property damage, or flood damage, your insurance coverage or the coverage of a neighbor or municipality may include personal injury protection and you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to be compensated for your medical bills and suffering as a result of your circumstances.
Following natural disasters, insurance companies may see a large influx of claims for both property and injury losses. When a large amount of claims come in as a result of one event, insurance companies often create disaster relief teams whose job it is to specifically handle the filing of claims related to that event. Just as often, these insurance companies will lessen their payout procedures and try and settle or issue payment of claims for less than you can get if you hire a plaintiff attorney.
There are specific circumstances regarding hurricane claims in New Jersey and each may be covered under different forms of insurance. The Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo has been representing individuals who have been injured in all types of accidents in Southern New Jersey since 1993. Joseph Lombardo has considerable litigation experience and can prepare your claim to go to trial if it is necessary to ensure that you or your family is adequately compensated
Legal Representation for your Hurricane Claim in New Jersey
If your situation warrants the need to seek compensation in the form of a settlement or claim decision following a natural disaster in which an injury was suffered or you suffered a loss in property, contact the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo today. Similarly, if you have filed a claim and were denied or issued a settlement for less than the amount of coverage that you paid for in your policy, you should consult with an experience plaintiff attorney immediately. We can help you obtain compensation that will allow you to recover your damages or payment for medical bills and suffering. Joseph Lombardo, an experienced trial attorney, can conduct an investigation of damages, interact with the necessary insurance companies on your behalf, come up with the best strategy to file a claim, and file lawsuits and litigate with those insurance companies to help make sure that you are compensated appropriately. Contact Mr. Lombardo today for a free, initial consultation, toll-free at 1-(609) 445-4300.