Ivo Labar: Kerr & Wagstaffe Attorney Weighs in on Post-Sandy Insurance Claims
Some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are still seeking to recover—and homeowners are finding that their insurance claims are fairly complex. This development has won the attention of Ivo Labar, Kerr & Wagstaffe attorney.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Some of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are still very much striving to recover—and many homeowners are only now getting around to filing insurance claims and seeking compensation for the damage done to their properties. According to one recent Patch news report, however, post-Sandy insurance claims are anything but cut and dry, offering vexing questions and legal considerations for property owners and insurance adjusters alike. These post-Sandy insurance complications have won the attention of Ivo Labar, Kerr & Wagstaffe attorney. The lawyer, who focuses his practice on matters of insurance law, has responded to the report with a statement to the press.
In his press statement, Ivo Labar expresses his own frustrations over the difficult scenarios brought up by post-Sandy insurance claims, but ultimately praises the efforts of insurance adjusters to bend policies and seek to help homeowners as best they can. "Sandy is a unique situation," comments Labar. "Policy provisions are being bent, and state regulatory bodies are working hard to help the insured through these trying times. One only wishes the same considerations would be given to isolated losses."
This is not to suggest that all homeowners and property owners have been pleased with the flexibility shown by their insurance adjusters. The Patch report makes note of one woman whose home incurred more than $100,000 worth of damage. Though her insurance policy provides her with coverage of much more than that, insurance adjusters claimed that much of the damage happened outside the enclosure of her home, and offered to cover only $14,000 of the damages.
Ivo Labar, Kerr & Wagstaffe attorney, notes that homeowners who find themselves in similarly dire predicaments do not necessarily have to accept the first answer provided by their insurance companies. Homeowners can work with independent contractors to accurately assess the damage done, and then seek to negotiate with insurance providers—something that might prove necessary for obtaining rightful insurance compensation, in the wake of an event like Hurricane Sandy.
Ivo Labar of Kerr & Wagstaffe is a seasoned legal professional who blogs regularly about topics related to insurance law. His firm represents homeowners and property owners facing difficult insurance scenarios, seeking to defend the rights of the insured at all times.
Ivo Labar is a partner at the Law Firm of Kerr & Wagstaffe, which is based in San Francisco, California. With the rest of the legal professionals at Kerr & Wagstaffe, Ivo Labar provides clients with guidance regarding diverse legal cases, including those tried by state and federal courts. Additionally, Ivo Labar and the rest of the Kerr & Wagstaffe team take on cases for plaintiffs and defendants. Labar is interested in a wide range of practice areas, but he specializes in complex litigation cases. Class action lawsuits, victims' rights, and insurance policyholder rights are of particular interest to Labar. Since starting his career, Labar has assisted clients in recovering over $25 million in settlements and verdicts. He graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
SOURCE Ivo Labar, Kerr & Wagstaffe
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