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#TrendingNow - October 2017

Hurricanes and their destructive powers are all over the news right now.  We’ve seen the images of just what they can do, and we’re in the middle of hurricane season for the East Coast of the United States.  Once it comes to a close, we’ll enter cold weather season, and the hazards like ice and snow that it brings with it.

By now, you probably know how to prepare for the most common natural disasters in your area, whether that be hurricane damages, floods, or ice and snow, but have you taken a moment to consider the legal ramifications that may occur due to a natural disaster?

  1. Disaster Appeal Assistance – If for any reason your request for assistance is denied, an attorney can advise and assist.
  2. Insurance Issues – If you don’t get the coverage you should, an attorney can review coverage and potentially negotiate on your behalf.
  3. School Admittance – If your child is barred from entry (or reentry) into school due to documentation issues, reach out to an attorney to assist in clarifying regulations on schools in such situations.
  4. Medical standards of care – In a disaster, our most vulnerable may not get the care they need, but the standards are still in place, so an attorney can help fight for your rights, or those of your loved ones, if you are neglected during or after an emergency.

If you have any questions before or after an event, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Plan Attorney for a consultation.

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