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AVANGRID, Inc. is the provider of certain administrative and operational services to NYSEG including the intake of claims on behalf of NYSEG. AVANGRID, Inc. and NYSEG are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of AVANGRID.
We understand that you have suffered a loss and that you believe we may be responsible. If we are responsible, we are sorry and we want to promptly and fairly compensate you for your loss. To evaluate your claim, we must determine how the incident happened, whether or not we caused it, the extent of the damages, and what the law considers fair compensation.
If you are seeking damages as a result of a storm, the best option for you is to file a claim through your own insurance company. Please use the form located below only if there is clear evidence that we were negligent. In general, we are not responsible for damages that are caused by your use of electricity on your premises, or that are the result of forces beyond our control, such as unplanned service interruptions. For example, in most instances we are not responsible for power outages or voltage fluctuations caused by weather-related conditions (such as lightning, extreme storms, hail or wind) or other acts of nature, or accidents beyond our control (such as automobiles striking poles) that cause your loss.
It is our policy to respond to claims promptly and fairly. We evaluate each claim based on the information you provide and investigate case-by-case (which may involve the review of records, interviews of employees or witnesses, and a technical evaluation). This can take some time depending on the complexity of the incident and the quality of information you provide.
Our goal is to reach a decision on your claim within 30-45 business days of receipt of your completed claim form. However, if there are complex issues involved or if we need additional information, the process may take longer. When our investigation is complete, we will notify you in writing with our conclusion. If during this process you have any questions, call 866.577.3787, press Option 3.
Our determination of liability and any resulting payment for damages will be based using the information you provide, as well as any follow-up information we may gather from our own investigation. Based on this information, we will determine our responsibility for damages, if any, under applicable legal standards.
You also have a responsibility in this process. You should retain copies of all receipts so you can provide full and accurate documentation of any loss or damage suffered. Generally, if we are responsible, we will pay the repair costs or the fair market value of an item based on its age and condition. We will pay damage claims only when there is clear evidence that we were negligent.
You must also mitigate your damages, which means that you have the duty to try to minimize the loss (such as obtaining ice to prevent food spoilage during extended outages) and to make sure that losses or expenses incurred because of an incident (such as storage costs, car rentals, wage loss, etc.) are not accumulating needlessly and that they are reasonable in relation to the loss.
You can help us to quickly process your claim by completing the claim form as thoroughly as possible. You may be asked to provide photographs as appropriate, and complete and accurate supporting documentation, such as:
For Personal Injury
For Lost Wages
For Food Spoilage
For Property Damage
For Lost Revenues
You may wish to refer your claim to your insurance company. The insurer may be able to reimburse you for losses without an investigation. If so, your insurer and we can then determine whether or not we have any responsibility for the damages and, if so, agree on the amount due.
Please complete the Property and Casualty Claim Form below, adding each item to be included with your claim.
Other Losses: (lost wages, lost revenue, medical expenses, etc.)
*Fair Market Value: Under New York State Comparative Negligence Law, you are entitled to receive the fair market value of property destroyed; for damaged property if it is the lesser of fair market value or the cost to repair. The fair market value is defined as what a willing buyer would pay in cash to a willing seller.
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Please allow 30 - 45 business days for processing. We will notify you of our decision once the review process is complete.
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