Swerling Milton Winnick principals Diane Swerling and Paul Winnick spoke to Fox News about the Columbia Gas explosion in Lawrence, which displaced thousands of residents from their homes and businesses.
In the interview broadcast on September 18th on Fox 25, Swerling and Winnick explained the critically important Civil Authority coverage provision, which is designed specifically for situations where people are forced out by a civil authority due to a catastrophic emergency.
Any of these impacted residents who have a homeowner’s, renter’s or business policy should have Civil Authority coverage, Diane explained. In a homeowner’s policy, for example, there are two weeks of coverage for additional living expenses. Maybe a family has to rent a room in a hotel, or must pay for meals at restaurants due to the displacement. If these expenses were incurred due to the gas explosion, they are covered – there’s no deductible or waiting period.
See the related news article here.
The entire Swerling Milton Winnick team is providing free advice to anyone impacted by the gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley and can be reached at 781-416-1000.