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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is a regional law firm with over 125 attorneys in New Jersey and New York. Our team includes seasoned attorneys, engineers and expert consultants who have advised on hundreds of flood insurance claims resulting directly from major hurricanes throughout the nation. We handle each claim individually and it costs you nothing unless we win more than you have already received. Our aim is to help you collect the money that you’ve been denied.

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September 17, 2015 |

FEMA Extends Deadline to File Sandy Claim Review

Within hours of the expiration of the initial deadline of 9 p.m. on September 15, 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) announced that it was extending the deadline 30 days for victims of Hurricane Sandy to file a FEMA Claim Review.   In May 2015, FEMA implemented a claims review process after allegations that the National Flood Insurance Program, through various insurance companies, had vastly and systemically underpaid flood insurance claims. The review process allowed homeowners and business owners to present their claims directly to FEMA for review, and if necessary, to have an independent 3rd party issue a decision on any disputed facts related to coverage.    The deadline to file the claim was...

August 12, 2015 |

Chris Gerold Quoted in NJLJ Article on Moving Sandy Cases Along

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi associate Christopher Gerold, a member of the firm’s Disaster Recovery Claims Group and author for the Flood Insurance Attorneys blog, was quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article titled “Sandy Plaintiffs Ordered to Move Cases Along.”  The article, which was published on July 31, 2015, discusses how U.S. District Chief Judge Jerome Simandle of the District of New Jersey, at the urging of the district court’s Hurricane Sandy Litigation Committee, issued “one last’ stay, of 30 days, “during which plaintiffs must either participate in the expedited settlement process or seek to move forward with litigation.” Chris stated, “These settlements are proceeding fairly quickly. The vast majority of our cases have reached tentative...

May 14, 2015 |

Chris Gerold Featured in WSHU, WNYC Article “Why Sandy Homeowners Were Left in the Lurch”

Christopher Gerold, an attorney in Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Disaster Recovery Claims Group and author for the Flood Insurance Attorneys blog, was featured in an article titled “Why Sandy Homeowners Were Left in the Lurch.”  The report, a collaboration between WSHU and WNYC published on May 14, 2015, claims the Federal Emergency Management Agency set up a system giving insurance companies an incentive to underpay claims. Click here to read the full...

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