Wildfires often cause irreparable damage to the environment, public health and your personal property. You can be both directly and indirectly affected. Even those who are far away from a wildfire can be adversely impacted by the air quality it produces.
Wildfires are not always caused by natural forces but sometimes by electrical and power companies who fail to follow safety regulations and protocols.
Recently, the victims of the devastating Woolsey Fire have filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison alleging that the company was negligent in failing to turn off the power prior to the wildfire. The lawsuit also states that Edison shut off power four days after the fire started, which may have caused further, unnecessary harm.
As such, attorneys representing the Southern California residents are seeking just compensation for victims’ injuries, damaged property, lost wages, and attorney’s fees.
Potential Claims for Wildfire Victims
If you think you have been injured by a wildfire, it could have been due to the negligence of a power or electrical services company. If so, you are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim against negligent companies.
These companies are expected to take proper safety precautions in order to prevent disastrous accidents like wildfires. When they do not adhere to state and federal safety protocol, innocent people can become seriously injured.
How An Attorney Can Help You
Your recovery can hinge on whether or not you have an experienced accident lawyer on your side.
An insurance company will try to minimize your injuries to save themselves as much money as possible. Do not go it alone. At Negretti & Associates, we will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your current and future medical treatment, property damage, and lost wages.
We will vigilantly defend your rights and pursue any rightful claims for damages, medical expenses, and compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. We also understand the importance of securing compensation for future medical treatment. We will also help you collect compensation for time you have to take off from work to deal with your injuries.
Our team of accident attorneys knows what it takes to win. We promise to fully investigate your claim and make sure you get the recovery you deserve. http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps