In preparation for storm and hurricane season, it is critical to take all necessary steps to safeguard all important documents.
Documents and information that you should consider safeguarding include:
- Insurance Policies,
- Birth Certificates,
- Marriage Certificates,
- Proof of U.S. Legal Status
- Credit Cards and PIN Numbers,
- Driver's License and other Identification Cards,
- Prescriptions and Medications,
- Contact information for your friends and family
Offsite safeguarding is the best option. Renting a safe deposit box at a bank is great, but make sure you have the key with you in the event you must evacuate your home. You may also not have access to your bank's safe deposit box for sometime following the loss of power. Electronic storage is also an option and it basically entails scanning all documents into PDF format files and storing them in the cloud and on a usb type device. You can also scan all important documents into a CD and have a friend or family member that lives away from you (preferably in another state) hold it for you.
As an alternative, you may also consider organizing all important documents into one small plastic waterproof container that you can easily grab and go in case of an emergency.
You can reach Miami Insurance Claims Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].