Santa Ana Fire Injury Attorneys
Helping Individuals in Santa Ana California Pursue a Claim for Injuries and Property Damage Arising out of a Fire.
It is no secret that damage caused by wildfires is common in the State of California and that these fires can cause significant personal injuries and property damage. Not all fires in California, however, are random “acts of God.” If you have suffered personal injuries and property damage that was caused by an indoor or outdoor fire, you may be able to make a claim against a potentially responsible individual for his or her carelessness or negligence.
The knowledgeable Santa Ana fire injury attorneys at Hess & Nghiem can investigate the situation on your behalf and ensure that all potentially responsible individuals are brought into the case. You can call us today at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you with your fire injury claim today.
Property Damage Caused by a Fire
Fires can lead to significant property damage, including loss of a home, business, and/or income. Some of the most common types of property damage caused by fires in California include the following:
- Loss of a house and/or a structure that is adjacent to the house, including a garage, deck, or guesthouse
- Loss of personal possessions and property, including electronics, furniture, art, and other personal possessions
- Loss of agriculture, trees, or surrounding vegetation on the damaged property
- Loss of industrial and/or commercial real estate
- Loss of agricultural or business income, including loss of cash, inventory, and/or accounts receivable
- Loss of agricultural products and/or property, including farmland or individual farms
Personal Injuries Sustained in a Fire
In addition to property damage, fires in California can also lead to serious personal injuries. Fires can occur almost anywhere, including on your own premises or on someone else’s premises. Moreover, numerous individuals or entities could potentially be responsible for a fire (and the resulting injuries and damages), including a property owner, manager, landlord, or product manufacturer (i.e., in cases where a hazardous or defective product catches on fire, resulting in personal injuries to the user).
Bodily injuries sustained in fires are often extremely severe and could include burns, broken bones, cuts, and even respiratory damage. In personal injury cases that involve fires, an attorney could make a claim and/or file a lawsuit against potentially responsible individuals for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, loss of use of a body part, and loss of enjoyment of life, depending on the circumstances and the extent of the injury or injuries you suffered.
If an accident victim dies in a fire that was caused by another person’s negligence, then the decedent’s survivors (i.e., surviving family members or the personal representative of the decedent’s estate) could bring a wrongful death claim for damages.
Speak with a Santa Ana Fire Injury Attorney Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a fire, the legal team at Hess & Nghiem is ready to assist you today. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Santa Ana Orange County fire injury attorney, please call us at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more.