Dixie Fire Lawsuit Lawyer
The loss caused by fire can be enormous., both mentally and physically. Experiencing such a loss either as an individual or as a family can be quite traumatic and stressful. It can be difficult to recover after a fire, but getting the compensation to which a victim is entitled can be the difference between making a full recovery or not.
Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack is a top fire litigation firm in California. Our Dixie fire lawsuit lawyers at our firm understand that our clients are going through one of the most trying times of their lives. Thus, our priority is the needs and concerns of our clients. We properly investigate all fire lawsuits and find all liable parties to hold them responsible for the damages suffered.
What Does a Dixie Fire Lawsuit Attorney Do?
The aftermath of a fire may be unpleasant, upsetting, and frightening. Victims may be homeless, unable to work, injured, and experiencing financial and emotional hardship. It is challenging enough to stay focused on daily duties, let alone file a lawsuit.
That is where the knowledge and experience of Engstrom, Lipscomb, and Lack can ease these unexpected burdens and protect your legal rights of recovery. Our team of lawyers rs will conduct an independent investigation, usually involving the finding and preserving of all evidence, including photography, preservation of key items, victim’s narratives, examination of damaged structures, assessment of the value of lost trees and landscape, and creating and pricing an inventory of all of the household goods and personal items lost. Our investigation will also help identify all liable parties and determine the need to hire necessary expert witnesses.
It is also critical to hire a law firm with the resources necessary to obtain full and adequate recompense. Our firm has the financial means to engage appropriately qualified experts to help investigate and generate the proof we need to win.
Fire Lawsuit Investigation
The main task of any fire investigation is to find the source of the fire. This will be the first step in determining liability and what parties to hold responsible for the damages the fire caused. To determine the source of the fire, a specialist will look into burn patterns, specifically more charred areas, and the degree to which the fire caused the decomposition of a structure.
Once the source of the fire is found, then the investigation delves into all parties involved to see who is primarily responsible. When filing a lawsuit after a fire, it is possible to hold more than one party accountable for the damages.
Next, when conducting a fire lawsuit investigation, it will be necessary to determine all damages that the fire caused. This can include structural damage, bodily injuries, loss of property, and business losses. Additionally, damages after a fire can sometimes take weeks or months to identify. There may be smoke contamination that went unnoticed or interior damage to a house that was not originally realized.
It is always best to conduct a full investigation into any and all property damage and physical and mental injuries that can occur after being involved in a fire. However, the first and foremost priority after a fire is for the safety of everyone involved.
Receiving Compensation After a Fire
If you or a loved one was injured in a fire caused by public utilities or other tortfeasors, the company or individual responsible should be held liable and provide full compensation. For example, if an electrical fire occurs as a result of faulty power lines and equipment, the liable electric company shall recompense all individuals damaged and injured, as well as the relatives of those killed or injured.
Fire lawsuits can sometimes cover more compensation than any other personal injury lawsuit due to the chance of property and bodily damage. When injured in a fire, one can seek compensation for hospital bills and other related medical expenses—compensation for medical bills can include past, current, and future costs. Moreover, the plaintiff in a fire lawsuit case can seek recompense for lost wages and time and work due to the injuries sustained. Additionally, if there is any property damage because of the fire, a victim can seek a monetary award for the damages sustained to any property.
Also, non-economic damages like pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of quality of life can be sought in a fire lawsuit.
Types of Fire Lawsuits
There is a multitude of ways a fire can start. A fire can occur through faulty gas or electric lines, electrical wiring, chemical explosions, forest fires, and industrial activities. Many times, it is found that the negligent behavior of a defendant caused the fire.
Many fires start within homes or apartments. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the top five causes of fires in a home are due to cooking, heating, electricity, smoking, and candles. Typically, homeowners’ insurance will cover a house or apartment fire. However, dealing with insurance adjusters can be difficult; oftentimes, they do not give you the money you are owed.
In the event of a house fire, there can be multiple parties responsible. If the home is rented, then the landlord could be held responsible for the fire. Further, if the fire was caused by a faulty product in the home, the manufacturer of that product would be held responsible for the fire and all damages sustained.
A home can also be destroyed by forest wildfires. In the event of such a fire, a homeowner’s insurance should cover the cost of damages. However, as previously stated, adjusters try to give the lowest amount possible, which is why it is imperative to hire a fire lawsuit attorney in Dixie to have a successful case and receive just compensation for all damages incurred, regardless of who is at fault.
Hire Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack to File a Fire Lawsuit
Our top priority is to attend to our clients' needs and concerns, followed by accurately and quickly documenting their losses, and finally holding those responsible for the damage accountable.
We will not charge any upfront fees. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we cover all of the costs associated with the case. Our clients owe us nothing for our time, fees, or costs if there is no recovery; we only get paid if the client wins.
Contact our offices immediately to speak with one of our experienced personal injury and Dixie fire lawsuit lawyers about your case.