Fire and Wildfire ATTORNEYS
Fires can break out at home, at work, or in the dry Californian wilderness with little to no warning. Within minutes, everything you treasure can be turned to ashes, and it can take years to fully recover from your financial losses. If you’ve been injured by the fires, or the hazards caused by the fires, you could be left scarred for life or worse.
During these terrible disasters, it is important to remember that you do have legal rights to exercise against those who are responsible for the fires. The personal injury lawyers of Penney & Associates can help fire victims win financial compensation for their losses, so that they and their loved ones have the means to rebuild and move forward.
NO MATTER WHO OR WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A FIRE...
Penney & Associates can help you prepare to file a claim, and if necessary, represent you before judge and jury.
WHETHER THE FIRE IS CAUSED BY CORPORATE NEGLIGENCE OR A RECKLESS INDIVIDUAL, PENNEY & ASSOCIATES IS READY TO REPRESENT YOU IN COURT
Many fires are often the result of unfortunate accidents. Others still are caused by Mother Nature, as many Californians have learned the hard way. However, the vast majority of wildfires are due to the actions, and sometimes the lack of action, of our fellow citizens. In 2017, some of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history were blamed on a utility company’s power lines.
Many experts in the field of climate change say that recent weather patterns have greatly contributed to the destructive nature of our wildfires. CalFire has warned that our fire seasons are growing longer and more intense, meaning that more people around the state will be facing potential danger throughout the year.
However, while city-sized wildfires make national headlines, many fires are smaller, more personal affairs for victims. A faulty electrical repair could set a home ablaze in the middle of the night while the residents are comfortably asleep. Rags soaked with linseed oil can spontaneously combust as they dry. Kitchen grease fires can start with shocking quickness, burning employees who were otherwise following every other safety precaution.
INSURANCE COMPANIES MAY ATTEMPT TO LIMIT WHAT THEY PAY TO THEIR CLIENTS
Victims and survivors of a fire could potentially wait for a very long time before investigations uncover the cause for a blaze. Utility companies like PG&E and SMUD have legal departments at their disposal that can tie up your claims in court for months, even years.
OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS CAN HELP FIRE INJURY VICTIMS STAND UP TO THEIR EMPLOYERS, AND AGAINST POWERFUL BUSINESS INTERESTS.
All the while, victims may be wrestling with the after-effects of the fire. You could be left paralyzed and scarred by serious burn injuries. Your family could be left homeless, without the means to provide for yourselves after the loss of loved ones.
We have seen this all time and again, which is why we urge all fire victims to contact Penney & Associates as soon as they are able. The sooner you start receiving proper legal advice, the sooner you can get on the road to recovery, and win back the peace of mind you deserve.