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Premises Liability Claims in the State of California: Injuries Caused By a Fire

Unfortunately, wildfires in the State of California are nothing new. Just recently, California experienced some of the most devastating wildfires it has seen. Many people lost their lives and an even greater amount of people found themselves without a home as the fire destroyed without reservation.

A wildfire can be devastating and can be life-threatening. As flames begin to engulf a property, those inside can experience catastrophic injuries, which could result in physical disabilities and bodily disfigurements.

Filing a lawsuit for a wildfire incidence in the State of California can be complex and very difficult. It can be a challenge to establish the events that led up to the fire. More often than not, no responsible party can be found as a mixture of strong Santa Ana winds, dry brush, and heat along with other natural conditions usually cause wildfires in California.  However, of the several huge fires that have occurred lately in California, identification of the cause related to utility companies is more and more prevalent.

Filing a claim for a fire that occurred can establish liability for failing to reasonably provide for fire concerns and threats.  If you have been a victim by means of a fire, you will likely confront how premises liability laws may apply to a fire. For more information on your specific case, seek the legal advice of a personal injury lawyer, such as those at Heiting and Irwin, who have extensive experience in dealing with these types of cases. As a victim, you may be entitled to receive extensive financial compensation for your injuries (personal and property). A lawyer with the right skills can help you understand the claims process and answer any legal questions you may have.

Understanding When a Claim is Applicable

As previously mentioned, not every fire incident has clear causation. This could mean that you will need the support of a lawyer in order to demonstrate negligence occurred on behalf of the defendants. Laws in California establish responsibility.  Significant, extensive, investigation and litigation are required to place fault.  Reasonably maintaining and/or inspecting property and to removing potential dangerous conditions prevent fire and avoid injury are required.

Filing a Claim

If you have lost property or have been injured as a result of another’s fault, you could be entitled to collect damages. As a claimant, you would need to demonstrate negligence, causation and damages.

Seek the Legal Support of a Qualified Attorney

Suffering injuries and property damage from a fire can be devastating and can leave a person with extreme financial losses and hardships. If you have been the victim of a fire, seek legal support as soon as possible.

The attorneys at Heiting and Irwin APLC are highly experienced in the legal area of premises liability claims. The attorneys at Heiting and Irwin APLC are dedicated to upholding the rights of victims who have suffered as a result of carelessness of others.

James Heiting

The only past President of the State Bar of California ever elected from the Inland Empire, James Heiting handles civil litigation matters throughout California, recovering over $300 million for clients, dealing with wrongful death, serious injury, professional malpractice and transportation accidents. Also past President of Riverside’s County Bar, his firm has served the Inland Empire for over 30 years. View Attorney James Otto Heiting's Attorney Bio Here.

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