Wildfire Property Damage and Injuries

Written by: Bridgewest

Wildfire-Property-Damage-and-Injuries.jpgWildfires in California can cause serious damages to property, personal injuries and even death. The National Interagency Fire Center declared that the 2015 fire season in California had been the most destructive since 2011. In total, more than 880 square kilometer were burned in the fires. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you if you are a victim of wildfires.

Wildfire insurance 

Wildfires are hard to control or contain. This year, California’s firefighters have been battling for months with fires in the state. The situation was so desperate that the National Guard and even residents pitched in to help the firefighters.
Property damage is extensive in wildfire cases in California and insurance companies could refuse payments in some cases. If you are faced with resistance form insurers when you claim compensations for an insured property, a personal injury attorney can help you settle your case.

Wildfire lawsuits presented by our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys 

Wildfires can start in many ways: they can be intentional fires, controlled fires that have sprung out of control or fires caused by negligence. It is important to determine exactly how the fire that destroyed your property started to know how to pursue legal action.
Individuals who live in high risk areas are advised to insure the entire value of their property. Also, lawyers recommend that you take pictures of every valuables in the house. This can be used as proof in the event of a lawsuit against an insuring company. A typical insurance will cover damages caused by fire but the money obtained as compensation will usually nor be enough to replace the losses. 
An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you if you have been injured in a fire. Wildfire victims and other burn victims can claim compensations for their losses. Depending on the case and the source of the fire, you may be entitled to more than just compensations for the property lost in the fire.
Contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys if you live in an area affected by the wildfires.