Fire Damage Attorneys in Santa Ana
Helping Individuals in California Pursue a Claim for Injuries and Property Damage Arising Out of a Fire
Whether you were injured in a fire, lost property, or both, you deserve to receive fair compensation for your claim. Many insurance companies will do everything they can to deny or devalue your claim. Fire case lawyers can help prevent this and maximize your compensation.
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.
A fire is one of the most serious threats to both your property and your physical well-being. Sometimes fires are unfortunate accidents, and other times they are the result of negligence. Either way, you should not have to fight with your insurance company to receive the compensation you deserve. Hire our Santa Ana fire case lawyers to represent your claim instead. We take a no-nonsense approach when it comes to your damages after a fire.
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.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Fires can cause severe burns, lung damage, and other injuries in only a matter of moments. The most common injuries and complications associated with fires include:
- First-degree burns, involving the top layer of skin
- Second-degree burns, involving the lower skin layers
- Third-degree burns, which affect all skin layers and do not heal on their own
- Fourth-degree burns, which involve all skin layers being entirely burned, and damage to muscles, bones, and nerves
- Gas inhalation
- Smoke inhalation, which can lead to breathing obstructions, seizures, and comas
- Toxic-exposure-related injuries
- Severe pain
- Plastic surgery
Experienced Santa Ana fire case attorneys understand how expensive and debilitating these injuries can be. You may be unable to return to your job or put on permanent work restrictions. You may never look the same and have to get used to living without one of your limbs. After suffering such injuries, you need aggressive legal representation to ensure that you receive fair compensation for all of your damages.
Compensation for Your Property Damages
In addition to compensation for your injuries, Santa Ana fire case lawyers can help you receive compensation for your property damage. When most fire victims think about their property damage, they think about their home and the belongings contained within it. However, property damage can extend to much more than just your home. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may also deserve to be paid for damages to:
- A garage or deck
- Any guesthouses on your property
- Industrial and commercial real estate
- Agricultural products or property
- Trees and surrounding vegetation
Won’t My Insurance Company Pay My Claim?
Too many home and property owners and injured victims rely on the false belief that the insurance company will simply pay their claim. In an ideal world, this is the way it should be. However, insurance companies prioritize their bank accounts over their obligations to the people they insure. Generally, they will find any reason or multiple reasons to either deny your claim or value it at less than what it is worth.
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
When Santa Ana fire case attorneys step in, the insurance companies know their claimants are serious about receiving fair compensation for their claims. You can rely on us to hold the insurance company accountable to their contractual obligations to you just like we have for other clients.
Don’t wait to schedule your fire case review with the seasoned attorneys at Hess & Nghiem. Call (657) 333-5726 or connect with us online today.