Weg & Myers
Representing Insured for 40 Years
The law Offices of Weg and Myers extends our sympathy to those who have suffered property damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
As events unfold throughout the country, Weg and Myers, P.C. is called upon to represent policyholder interests. Most recently Weg and Myers has represented policyholders in numerous cases involving the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the scandal engineered by Bernard Madoff. Currently, we are consulting with many policyholders as to coverage issues stemming from Superstorm Sandy. For your convenience and edification, attached is the Governor's executive order negating the use of Hurricane Deductibles as well as
the Order requiring carrier acceptance of an insured's proof of damages. In addition FEMA has recently issued a Bulletin whihc has the effect of removing some of the conditions relating to the filing of Proofs of Loss in connection with Federal Flood claims associated with Superstorm Sandy.
Please click here to read this very important Bulletin.
Finally, as the claim adjustment process begins to proceed, policyholders in New York should be aware of the insurance regulations applicable to prompt, fair and equitable settlement practice. Specifically pursuant to 11 NYCRR 216.6(e) an insurance carrier is required to immediatly make payments with respect to undisputed amounts owed and not use a dispute as to the total amount of loss as a basis to delay the undisputed amount. Click here to view a copy of this insurance regulation. The Governor has also amended 11 NYCRR 216.5 on an emergency basis requiring carriers to commence an investigation of a claim within 15 days of receiving that claim and, perhaps even more importantly, for Superstorm Sandy claims filed in New York, give the insured notice of all items, statements or forms that the carrier requires an insured to complete, within six days of the carrier's receiving notice of the claim.
Click here to see a copy of 11 NYCRR 216.5 in its amended form.
Led by its three long time partners, Dennis T. Dantonio, Joshua L. Mallin, William H. Parash, Weg and Myers has been engaged for more than 40 years in the practice of insurance coverage litigation, representing policyholders from homeowners to Fortune 500 corporations in suits against insurance companies on questions involving policy coverage.
In addition to its insurance coverage practice, Weg and Myers litigation practice has expanded to include the representation of commercial property owners in suits against third parties who are responsible for causing damage to its real property, the representation of public adjusters and insurance brokers in suits against insurance companies and the prosecution of claims against insurance brokers in cases where their negligence has caused or contributed to coverage issues in connection with a policyholder's claim.
Although Weg and Myers, P.C. primarily represents its clients in courts in the Tri-State Area, the firm continues to be retained to handle insurance related matters in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as in England, Italy, Panama and Thailand.