Our house was substantially damaged by Superstorm Sandy. it was an older home, and was tested for lead paint. Many of the door frames contained lead paint, and were included in the adjuster's report to be replaced. However, what was not included was the expense to properly remove the frame by a certified lead specialist, which cost is significantly more than just ripping it off. Is this something that can be fought for, and added into a supplemental claim after the fact?
State: 
New York

About The Expert

Amy Bach

Amy Bach has been a professional advocate for insurance policyholders since 1984 and an attorney since 1989. She co-founded United Policyholders in 1991 and serves as the organization's Executive Director and primary spokesperson; shaping and overseeing the Roadmap to Recovery™, Roadmap to Preparedness, and Advocacy and Action programs. She is a nationally recognized expert on insurance claim and legal matters; frequently interviewed in print and broadcast media, and the author of numerous publications including "The Disaster Recovery Handbook", "WISE UP: The Savvy Consumer's Guide to Buying Insurance" and consumer tips and guides in the UP Claim Help Library.  Recognized by Money Magazine as a Money Hero, Bach is in her eighth consecutive term as an official consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.