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Storm Help Team Launches "Hear Us!" Social Media Campaign Aimed at Empowering Property Owners and Motivating Insurance Industry to Hasten Superstorm Sandy Victims' Insurance Claims Payment

New York, NY – Storm Help Team is encouraging Superstorm Sandy victims to focus on harnessing their frustrations at insurance companies into a social media campaign aimed at urging insurers to do right by their policy holders – to institute better business practices, more thorough investigation, more detailed responses that include payments and specific itemization of what will not be paid and why, and other helpful information needed during the insurance policy claims process.

The social media campaign is headed by Storm Help Team (Twitter: @stormhelpteam), a consortium of engineers, lawyers, public adjusters, estimators, general contractors, window / door inspection experts and other experts working throughout the Sandy-impacted area, led by renowned attorney and disaster relief reimbursement specialist Scott Mager.

“Having seen the effects of dozens of storms, and the continuing delays in payment, the time is now to empower property owners with all the experts and resources necessary to more quickly secure payment of all the money they deserve,” said Mager.

Disaster Relief Reimbursement Professional Scott Mager Joining Legislator Dave Denenberg in Merrick, NY, to Help Sandy Victims

WHO
Scott Mager is a nationally recognized attorney with professional advice on how to get reimbursed for recovery efforts.

WHAT
Mager 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.

Mager will be joining Legislator Dave Denenberg, speaking to residents at the Merrick Public Library at 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY, along with representatives of FEMA and some local government officials, to help residents who are concerned about low, minimum or no payments yet from insurance companies, as well as about hiring contractors who might notbe operating ethically.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE
Merrick Public Library, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY

WHY
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:

Avoid the Run-Around

When insurance companies give you the runaround, it's often in the form of one of the three D's: Delay, Deny, Defend. Sometimes, they will use all of these tactics. They will delay handling your claim, deny your property was damaged,…

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Contact Info

To arrange interviews with Scott Mager or Superstorm Sandy victims, contact:

Tyra Haag, tyra@marybethwest.com, (865) 982-6626

Dave Bicofsky, dave.bicofsky@gmail.com, (201) 638-9864

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Storm Help Team Offers Five Strategies for Rightful Insurance Claim Money in Wake of Continued Sandy Claims Challenges

Editor’s Note: Disaster insurance claims attorney Scott Mager has been on-the-ground in the devastated areas of New York and New Jersey since just after the storm, speaking to large community and residential groups and organizations about specific strategies to obtain rightful reimbursement for their property losses. He is working with a multi-disciplinary organization called Storm Help Team to help make that happen. Recent televised appearance by Mager viewable here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUg6Vhy81ko&feature=youtu.be

New York, NY – Many Superstorm Sandy victims who have insurance – and have been paying for it for years or decades – feel stunned by the lack of response by insurance companies after they make property damage claims.

Insurance company failures to fully inspect properties, refusals to pay full damages without giving proper explanations, incomprehensible denials or other red tape represent just some of the headaches property owners face, in addition to the daily slow-motion nightmare of having to live in less than adequate surroundings while stressed by the insecurity of not knowing if they will ever receive the proper money to which they are entitled.

Five Key Strategies for Residents and Businesses Affected by Superstorm Sandy to Keep in Mind during this Critical Reimbursement Process

Ft. Lauderdale, FL—For Scott Mager, it is quite disturbing that thousands of residents of the Superstorm Sandy-impacted areas remain without their homes – and many others without power and other basic needs – while insurance companies and the government fail to pay them the money they deserve.

Mager, a nationally recognized attorney, has been on-the-ground in the devastated areas for several weeks, speaking to large community groups and organizations about the steps they can take to obtain rightful reimbursement for their property losses. He is working with a multi-disciplinary organization called Storm Help Team to help make that happen.

“What I can tell you from my personal experience and research is that residents need the money right now,” said Mager. “As for government funds for FEMA-related payments, reports indicate that the government money approved is going to be paid over a three-year period, instead of right now when all – not some – of the money is needed.” According to Mager, the bill – minus the pork project inserts – should be the starting point. “It is disturbing that any legislator would think it appropriate to insert pet projects into a bill that is supposed to help victims of Sandy.” He said that the media should list the names of every legislator who suggests placement of any pork project into a victim’s bill. “While we hope that each will act appropriately, let’s motivate them to ensure the right action is taken.”

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