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Filing Home Insurance Claims for Storm Damage

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Public Adjuster Steven Venook was interviewed by about filing a home insurance claim for storm damage.

Here is an excerpt from the Article:

Superstorm Sandy Offers Lessons on Storm-Related Home Insurance Claims

After surviving a violent storm like Superstorm Sandy, the owners of damaged homes had little time to reflect on nature’s destructiveness before starting the insurance claims process.

You may feel disoriented following a natural disaster, but it’s important not to delay contacting your insurer. The sooner you file your claim and document your losses, the sooner you’re likely to have your needs addressed, says Tim Bowen, director for homeowner claims at MetLife Auto & Home.

“Let us know about the claim immediately,” he says. “Our goal is to make contact within 24 hours. We know our customers have a need.”

Once you file a claim, you should hear back from your company within 48 hours, says Steven Venook, a public insurance claims adjuster in Florida. That doesn’t mean someone will visit your home that soon, however. When big events occur, adjusters often are overwhelmed. Like doctors on a battlefield, they’re handling the most serious cases first.

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