Flood Damage

This storm caused sewer backup and flooding in Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, and the cities of Berkley, Detroit, Royal Oak, Warren, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Eastpointe, Madison Heights, Wayne, Westland, Southfield, Clawson and other communities in the tri-county area.

Michigan allows you to obtain compensation in many instances if your municipality knew of defects and failed to correct them. Our investigation into whether many municipalities knew or should have known of defect that they failed to address is ongoing. However, a preliminary step to a claim against a municipality is filing a claim with them in writing within 45 days of the flood. YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH 45 DAYS OF THE AUGUST 11, 2014 EVENT TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHTS!

Many municipalities have put this claim form on-line for you, or we can help you obtain it and fill it out. YOU MUST ACT QUICKLY TO MAKE A CLAIM. YOU CANNOT MAKE A CLAIM AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2014! Your claim must be specific as the property lost, the damage to your home, and should be supported by photographs and receipts for items. THE MORE DETAILED AND COMPLETE YOUR CLAIM FORM, THE MORE COMPENSATION YOU MAY RECEIVE.

After you complete the form, submit a copy to the municipality in which you live, as well as to the County in which you live BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014. That’s not a date to mail it by, you must actually give it to them and get a time-stamped copy as proof.