|[October 04, 2013]
Disaster Recovery Firm Ellis, Ged & Bodden Applauds Feds' Decision To Extend Important Deadline for Sandy Victims Amid Government Shutdown
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
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. "Alot 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.
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