Devastated Victims of Severe Weather
Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claims Fair Compensation Attorneys

Hurricane Sandy

On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy ripped across the New York tri-state area, leaving in her wake more than 50 billion dollars in property damage, flooding and power outages. The storm has passed, but thousands of homeowners and businesses are now faced with delayed or denied insurance payments in their efforts to recover fair reparation. Inundated with Hurricane Sandy claims, insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing their payouts as much as possible, or suggesting low settlement amounts to policyholders.

Have you sustained business interruption losses or substantial property damage from Hurricane Sandy? Baker Sanders Firm has experience representing thousands of hurricane victims and litigating over 250,000 lawsuits against insurance companies. An attorney from our firm will explain your rights and help you obtain a fair settlement or award in your recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

Damage from Hurricane Sandy

The Sanders Firm offers free and confidential evaluations for all Hurricane Sandy insurance claims. Types of losses may include:

  • Damages to personal property or business office
  • Damage to residential homes
  • Motor vehicle damage
  • Expenses incurred in attempting to mitigate hurricane damage
  • Repairing or replacing damaged property
  • Business interruption losses
  • Contingent business interruption
  • Lost business income due to governmental directives restricting access to the property
  • Service and utility interruptions

Hurricane Sandy claims

According to a directive by Governor Cuomo, New York homeowners are not obligated to pay large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims based on damage from Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, insurance companies are legally bound to act in good faith when investigating, appraising and disbursing claims.

If an insurance company demands payment of a hurricane deductible, refuses to pay a justifiable claim, or unjustly delays payment of that claim, legal recourse is available. Serving the greater New York area for over 45 years, The Sanders Firms offers the knowledge and resources to help you recover fair compensation for your losses. Our legal team is ready to fight:

  • Abusive use of a “hurricane deductible”
  • Improperly denied claims
  • Delayed payments
  • Low settlement offers
  • Undervalued claims
  • Improperly calculated deductibles
  • Bad faith insurance practices

Free help available now

You don’t have to face your insurance company alone. The Sanders Firm is offering free consultations to all victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island.

If you’re a victim of improper insurance practices related to your Hurricane Sandy claim, fill out the form below and we'll contact you immediately to help. You can also call us at (855) 643-9886 or 516-640-3955, or e-mail

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Ways to Help and Get Help

All proceeds from the sale of the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief iTunes album will be donated to the Robin Hood Foundation.

Donate to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial donations make the greatest and most immediate impact, helping the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Web Site


Couple in Insurance Claim Battle Upset Their Home was Used in Insurance AD MSNBC/NBC TODAY — Sheila and Dominic Traina lost their home of more than 40 years in Superstorm Sandy and say their insurance company, Allstate, is refusing to pay their full claim, even while the company used the couple’s destroyed home in an ad. NBC’s Michelle Franzen reports.
Sandy-Affected NY, NJ Kids Offered Free Summer Camp
April 24, 2013 — NBC New York

Free summer camp stays are being offered to children from families hit by Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

The American Camp Association is offering hundreds of scholarships to over 90 day and sleep-over camps.

The association's "Heal the Children" program was created after the 2001 terrorist attacks to provide summer camp scholarships for affected families.

Families struck by Sandy are eligible if they have a combined household income of $90,000 or less, lost their primary residence for 90 days, or if their income was cut in half.

Families should contact the American Camp Association through its website or by calling 212-391-5208.

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promoted the scholarships in a rare shared press conference Tuesday.

Feds Give Sandy Victims Up to 1-Year Break on Mortgages

April 15, 2013 — NBC New York

Federal mortgage payment relief has been extended up to one year for more than 200,000 homeowners whose houses were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the extension for homeowners with Federal Housing Administration-insured loans on Friday.

A previous mortgage payment extension for federally-backed home loans was set to expire on April 30. About 286,000 homeowners with FHA-insured loans were affected by the late October storm, with nearly 96,000 in New York.

Donovan said the 12-month extension was meant to help homeowners still struggling to rebuild avoid foreclosure.

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