Unfortunately, property owners in California are well aware of the dangers fires pose to their property. In addition to wildfires, fires can result from arson, lightning, faulty electrical wiring, and more. When a fire occurs, the property may be burned or have smoke damage. Many people may not realize they can receive assistance from a California property damage attorney if their property has been damaged due to a fire.
It is important for a qualified professional to examine the property and the resulting damage in order for the cause of the fire to be determined, as well as what repairs need to be made. Before more losses accumulate, a property owner will need to address any new problems on the property and add additional fire protection. In California, a property owner whose property has been damaged by a fire is expected to alleviate losses caused by the damage. Mitigating these damages may require taking steps to stop present damage from worsening as well as taking steps to prevent additional damage. A knowledgeable lawyer can help property owners locate qualified experts to assess the fire damage and its cause; arrange for an appraise to consider the full amount of damage involved; and help coordinate property repairs and other mitigation matters.
At The Peterson Law Group, our California fire-related property damage attorneys can help property owners understand the legal options available to them after a fire and keep them informed of any potential legal issues that may arise. We can also help protect property owners from costly litigation and assist them in obtaining any compensation they are entitled to. We are very selective when deciding which cases we will represent, which helps us provide our clients with the best legal assistance they need after a fire damages their property. To learn how we can help you, call 213-236-9720.