Claims Against Utility Companies

While water and wind damage resulted in the majority of insurance claims, many of the 8.5 million residential and business customers who lost power allege that utility companies were negligent by failing to clear trees from power lines, being disorganized in efforts to repair service quickly and causing customers undue frustration by not being reachable or providing incorrect information.

The New York Attorney General and the Governor are currently investigating these allegations, but many customers have already filed lawsuits against utility companies.

Customers with potential claims against utility companies should keep in mind that the time for filing a claim can be as little as 90 days, but may be extended in certain situations.

An experienced attorney can determine whether you might be entitled to damages and file the necessary paperwork.