FIRE DAMAGE LOSSES
Fire is an incredibly destructive force capable of causing untold amounts of damage to a structure and to a family’s sense of well being. The kinds of economic and non-economic damages fire victims often suffer include:
- Smoke damage
- Structural damage
- Loss of personal possessions
- Burns and bodily injuries
- Roof collapse
- Plumbing damage
- Water damage
- Electrical damage
- Loss of trees and landscaping
- Emotional anguish
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The California Fire Lawyers at the Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott Trial Lawyers can provide you with powerful legal representation to advocate to get you and your family the full value of what you’ve lost in the fire.
UTILITY COMPANIES’ LIABILITY
In California, wildfires are common, and they can often be traced to an act or negligence of a gas or electric company, which may be then be found civilly liable for damages the fire caused. The company often will try to escape liability by claiming that the fire was an “act of God” or “due to unforeseen weather conditions” when it was in fact caused by the company’s negligence. The lawyers at Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott know how to overcome these defenses and have won millions of dollars in fire claims against utility companies for homes lost to wildfires.
WHAT YOU CAN RECOVER
You’re entitled to recover for your lost or damaged structures, injuries suffered in the fire, emotional distress, personal property, items of sentimental value, and alternate living expenses until your home has been replaced. In some cases, you may also recover punitive damages. Insurance does not compensate you for the anguish and inconvenience that comes with losing your home and a lifetime’s worth of possessions; however, we will fight to win you compensation for the emotional distress and difficulties you face in the aftermath of a destructive fire.
In California, when you have a fire damage claim, you’ll find the experienced representation you need when you hire the California Fire Lawyers at Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott Trial Lawyers. We have a powerful record of recovering fire damages for hundreds of families including 1600 clients who lost their homes in the 2007 San Diego area fires. Contact us today for a free consultation.