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Helping Individuals in Santa Ana 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
  • Infections
  • Severe pain
  • Amputations
  • Scarring
  • Plastic surgery
  • Death

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
  • Farmlands
  • 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:

  1. Loss of a house and/or a structure that is adjacent to the house, including a garage, deck, or guesthouse
  2. Loss of personal possessions and property, including electronics, furniture, art, and other personal possessions
  3. Loss of agriculture, trees, or surrounding vegetation on the damaged property
  4. Loss of industrial and/or commercial real estate
  5. Loss of agricultural or business income, including loss of cash, inventory, and/or accounts receivable
  6. 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.

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    5 stars from start to finish. I was introduced to Phil because I realized that after doing physical therapy after my accident, my med pay was going to run out. I was still in a lot of pain and still needed to be treated.
    He treated me like I was his only client and ensured that I received the medical treatment I needed. He’s super knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. Phil is very accommodating and is willing to work on your terms/time – he even helped me when he was out of town.
    I’m walking away with more than the numbers he promised. Thank you Phil for everything that you’ve done.

    Phil is an amazing attorney and I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar.
    Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did.
    Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected.  Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

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    Phil is a great attorney. Very sharp, responsive and will keep you informed through your entire case.  I was involved in a car accident and with a pre-existing condition made my case difficult to prove.  Phil was very experienced and professional in helping me get a favorable outcome.  I would highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for an attorney that will fight for you until the very end. Thanks again Phil!

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    When working with lawyers you just never know who to trust but from my experience, you can trust Phil! He made time to meet with me face to face right after my accident and was very detail oriented. He was always available to answer all of my questions. He had my best interest at heart and went above and beyond his duties. I would definitely recommend his services to any of my friends and family.

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    Phil picked up my case when my previous lawyer went m.i.a on me. Phil took care of me by sending me to specialist to help on my lower back l4,l5 s1 and my shoulder dislocation and torn rotor cuff. He was always contacting me asking how’s my therapy and his assistants made contact via email and called. I’m very greatfull to have been recommended to him. He settled my case to what we agreed was great since he took the case before the 2yrs. I would recommend this firm to anyone in a heart beat.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

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