Disaster Recovery Firm Ellis, Ged & Bodden Applauds Feds’ Decision To Extend Important Deadline for Sandy Victims Amid Government Shutdown

Fri Oct 4, 2013 9:26pm EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

Disaster Recovery Firm Ellis, Ged & Bodden Applauds Feds’ Decision To Extend Important Deadline for Sandy Victims Amid Government Shutdown

C. Glen Ged, CEO and co-founding partner of the disaster recovery firm of Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A., applauded the federal government on Wednesday for giving a critical reprieve to Superstorm Sandy victims by extending an important deadline to file paperwork for their storm-related claims. Those affected by the storm should continue to work with a sense of urgency to get their paperwork together.

On Tuesday, the National Flood Insurance Program extended the deadline for the all-important “proof of loss” form, giving property owners affected by Sandy’s devastation another six months to get the document in. The form was due on Oct. 28, 2013, the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s assault on the Northeast coastline. It’s now due on April 28, 2014 – a welcome decision that recognizes that many struggling families have been unable to meet the impending deadline as they waited for repairs or saw continuing repairs mount as the work led to the discovery of further damage.

“The government did the right thing here,” Ged said. “A lot of people are hurting, and many of them just could not meet the one-year deadline. Now victims of Superstorm Sandy have some breathing room to deal with their insurance issues.” But Ged is urging affected property owners not to hesitate or delay in working with their legal team to get necessary documentation together, as soon as possible.

“These cases can be very complicated, and it takes time to prepare them. There’s a lot involved, so people need to still work with a sense of urgency,” Ged said. “The best advice I have for them is to stay in constant contact with the legal professionals working on their behalf, and to make sure they are getting expert advice. Too much is at stake to try to go it alone.”

Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A., is a full-service law firm that concentrates on wrongful death, personal injury, disaster recovery, PIP collections and other insurance-related matters. With offices in Florida, New York and New Jersey, the firm also provides legal representation in the areas of class action lawsuits, product liability, real estate and business law, wills, estates and trusts, disaster recovery and asset protection. Ellis, Ged & Bodden has litigated tens of thousands of insurance claims and has the resources to fight multi-billion dollar insurance companies and a team of experts ready to prove your case in court. Now, Ellis, Ged & Bodden is assisting homeowners and business owners with their insurance battle by opening three office in New Jersey: at 1101 Richmond Ave., Suite 201, in Point Pleasant Beach, 97 Lackawanna Ave., Suite 301, in Totowa, and 201 Sumner Ave Seaside Heights, NJ with 10 offices throughout the state of Florida. For more information, visit: www.ellisandged.com or call 855-21-SANDY.

Media Inquiries:
For Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A.
Cordelia Donovan, 646-678-6048
cordelia@cordeliadonovaninc.com

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

A tourist takes a plunge as she swims at Ngapali Beach, a popular tourist site, in the Thandwe township of the Rakhine state, October 6, 2013. Picture taken October 6, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY) - RTR3FOI0

Where do you want to go?

We look at when to take trips, budget considerations and the popularity of multigenerational family travel.   Video