Rebuilding After California Wildfires Can Be Hard for Burn Victims
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. The recent wildfires in Northern California have caught the attention of everyone. We are saddened by the devastaing injuries, deaths and property damage created by these raging infernos. We extend our prayers and hopes for a swift and full recovery to all those trying to move forward with their lives.
With the path of destruction that has swept across large swaths of the state, many residents are looking at the area wondering what comes next after a disaster like this. For many, the healing process can be challenging, particularly for those who have been uprooted from their homes and are suffering from burn injuries.
It is also important to note that there is limited time to file a claim against a public utility (PG&E) and other governmental entities. Please know that you have only six months or 180 days from the date of injury to submit a claim. There are many other filing constraints that must be adhered to. For more information contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Sacramento.
The Destruction of Property is Massive
While the relatively dry heat and lack of humidity may make California an attractive state to live in, this dry air also contributes to the wildfires that seem to strike the state all too often. When wildfires grow, they can send multiple acres up in smoke in a flash. Anyone who lives in this area needs to make sure that they evacuate the area as quickly and as safely as possible before the fires spread to their area. The potential for loss of property is great, with entire neighborhoods being burnt to the ground. This can leave many families wondering how they are going to rebuild, particularly for those without insurance. While there can be some temptation to stay and protect valuable property, this can place people in harm’s way and potentially lead to a wrongful death.
Serious Injuries Can Result From Wildfires
Those who decide to stay in the area too long are exposing themselves to potentially catastrophic personal injuries. Fires can spread and cause serious burn injuries to those in the area. These traumatic injuries can range in severity, with first-degree burns causing significant pain and third-degree burns causing massive tissue death, injuring the nerves and blood vessels underneath. Those who suffer serious burn injuries need to make sure that they seek medical attention immediately. Some people could require surgery for their burn injuries and could be left with chronic complications and comorbidities.
Burn Victims Require the Assistance of Everyone
When burn victims are trying to rebuild after a serious wildfire, there are numerous challenges that they might face. Sometimes, their homeowner’s insurance company may refuse to pay for the cost of rebuilding their home. Perhaps their car insurance didn’t cover fire damage to their vehicle. Sometimes, their place of work might have been burnt down as well. This could leave people wondering where they are going to find a source of income for themselves and their family. In these situations, it can be helpful to speak with an experienced and caring personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Our injury lawyer stands ready to help you bring a claim for damages.
Experienced Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Families and loved ones impacted by the recent California wildfires should contact me direct at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for no-obligation, friendly, and free advice.
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