Understanding Your Rights After Fire Damage

There are few things more destructive than fire. In a matter of moments, your property can vanish. A fire can engulf a car or home in minutes, leaving little time for you to gather your possessions. Fire damage is costly, and without an attorney to help you through the claims process, it can leave you in financial ruin.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, & Briggs, we represent individuals who have suffered fire damage. Whether you were injured in a workplace explosion or lost your property to a house fire, we may be able to help. Our attorneys can help you submit a claim through your insurance company or pursue a lawsuit against a liable party. If you or a loved one has damages related to a fire, contact our office at 713-352-0470 for a free consultation. 

What To Do If You Sustain Fire Damage

One of the most important things you can do if you sustain fire damage is to contact an experienced fire damage claims attorney. An attorney can help you understand the legal process and navigate an insurance claim. They can also fight to ensure that you receive fair and full compensation for your losses.

Before accepting any settlement offer, you should have an attorney review your case. Early settlement offers from insurance companies may not fully compensate you for your injuries or property damage. Insurance adjusters will often try to downplay your claim or put you at fault for the outcome. An attorney can help make sure a proper investigation is conducted so that your claim does not get denied. 

Types of Fire Damage Claims

There are several types of fire damage claims that may result in compensation. If you are involved in a fire accident, you need to take pictures and video of the damage. Document everything that you can and collect evidence that can help prove your case. The more information that you have, the better your chances of recovery will be.

Fire damage claims may include but are not limited to:

  • Home/commercial fires
  • Plant refinery explosions
  • Rig explosions
  • Pipeline explosions
  • Workplace burns
  • Car crash fires
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical burns
  • Suffocation
  • Faulty space heaters
  • Faulty water heaters
  • Fires caused by electrical appliances

Because every fire is different, there may be a different claims process depending on where the fire occurred and how it happened. An injury that occurs at a job site fire may go through workers’ compensation, whereas a home fire damage claim will generally be filed through your insurance provider. 

Failing to file the proper paperwork can result in your claim being delayed or denied. By consulting with an attorney, you can ensure that you are complying with any policy or legal requirements. 

Hiring a Fire Damage Claims Attorney

If you suffered losses in a fire, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact our office at 713-352-0470 to discuss your legal options. Our attorneys handle complex claims nationwide. Call our office today for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Let us help you understand your rights and fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We will not rest until you receive the best possible outcome in your case. With over 100 years of collective experience, we know what it takes to win. Get started today. 

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