Lake Charles Fire Attorneys
Improperly maintained premises are at numerous risks, with sudden fires being among them. When structures and properties are so poorly maintained that a preventable fire breaks out, there is a very good chance that the property owners may be held liable for their negligent care of their premises.
That being said, if you or someone you love was hurt in a fire that started on someone else’s property, you should reach out to Lake Charles fire attorney N. Craig Richardson to discuss what legal action you may now be able to pursue against the responsible party. After you reach out to a member of our legal team, we can help you determine liability and then take any legal action necessary to hold the responsible party accountable.
Determining Liability for the Fire
Though the fire marshal should release a report as to how the fire started and who may be held liable for the accident, it is important to note that property owners may still be held civilly liable for fires that were accidental if they began as the result of negligence. That being said, it will be important for us to determine whether the property owner could have taken reasonable steps to prevent the fire from breaking out and, thereby, prevent your or a loved one’s injuries. If the property owner or owners were negligent in their duty to prevent the accident, we can help you pursue an aggressive course of legal action against them.
Pursuing Compensation for a Fire Claim
Once we determine that the property owner or owners may be held liable for the fire, we will be able to shift our attention toward the development of a legal strategy that we can use to help you pursue compensation from the responsible party. Since the burn injuries that people typically sustain in fires can be so exceedingly severe, our legal team will need to consider the long-term effects of the accident just as much as they will need to consider your immediate need for financial help. So, while every case will have its own unique set of circumstances that will affect the claim that we eventually file, almost every claim will seek compensation for the following:
- The short- and long-term costs of medical and rehabilitative care
- The loss of income while a recovery is made from the accident
- The pain and suffering that comes to be associated with the injuries
Though this is sure to be an incredibly difficult time for you and your family, it will be important for you to reach out to an attorney as soon after the accident as you are able. By doing so, it will be possible for our team to begin asking the right questions and collecting evidence while it is still available.
Consult with a Fire Attorney in Lake Charles
If you or someone you love was hurt because of a fire on another person’s property, you should reach out to an attorney to discuss what legal repercussions may now be available to you. With more than 20 years of experience to draw upon, Lake Charles fire attorney N. Craig Richardson can help you aggressively pursue compensation from the person or group found to bear responsibility for the accident. To speak with an attorney about the particular circumstances of your claim, please call our offices at (337) 433-0234 today.