Financial Concerns After a Wildfire
The aftermath of a wildfire is emotionally devastating. If your property
was badly damaged, then it can be financially destructive as well. But
there might be ways to help you get your life back together without falling
After a wildfire, you should see if you can get help through:
Insurance coverage: In the wake of a wildfire, insurance companies will expect an influx of
new claims. When using your homeowners’ insurance coverage, be thorough
in documenting and describing the damage to your property. You should
also be aware that insurance companies sometimes operate in “bad
faith,” which means to intentionally mishandle a claim in an attempt
to save money. If you have any concerns that your wildfire insurance claim
is being mishandled by your insurer, then you should contact an attorney
Disaster loan assistance: Certain homeowners and business owners can qualify for disaster loan assistance
after a destructive wildfire. Different loans are arranged by the U.S.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), such as loans to repair physical
damage or to get your small business up and running again. For more information, you can
click here to visit the official FEMA website.
Special Thanks to Firefighters Everywhere
We want to thank brave firefighters from all around the country who help
save people and property from wildfires each year. From veteran fire captains
coordinating efforts and hotshots at the burning edge of a wildfire to
air tanker pilots in the sky and volunteer fire crews consisting of prisoners,
you are truly courageous and inspiring. Thank you
so much for all you do, and we wish you all the safest days ahead!
When to Seek Legal Counsel
As mentioned, not all wildfires are natural. Many can be prevented, if
only corporations, utility companies, and government agencies took fire
dangers more seriously. If an investigation uncovers that the wildfire
that damaged your property or hurt a loved one was caused by negligence,
not nature, then it is time to seek legal counsel.
Robins Cloud LLP is always standing by to hear from new and returning clients
in need. We see everyone who comes to our doors for help as close friends
or family. With our big-firm resources and small-firm feel, you can trust
our team to stand up for you, no matter the size of the opposition.
Call (310) 340-2898 or contact us online
if you want to speak with our wildfire litigation attorneys.
* Important Note
Robins Cloud LLP is a nationwide law firm that helps wildfire victims seek
justice and compensation. Our law firm is not an official wildfire safety
organization. For wildfire safety and prevention information from government
and nationwide resources, you can visit:
Ready.gov – Wildfire Preparedness
National Fire Protection Association – Wildfire Preparedness Tips
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Stay Safe During
American Red Cross – Wildfire Safety
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Climate Change Indicators: Wildfires
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service – Wildfire Incident Map