Wedding photos, your baby’s first clothes, the deed to your house—these are all things that can be destroyed in an instant when fire ravages your home.
To add insult to injury, when a fire strikes, families are displaced from their homes, stripping away the comforts they once enjoyed. Along with the loss of irreplaceable family heirlooms and mementos, fires can also cause painful and disfiguring injuries.
Fire injuries are excruciating, often leaving permanent scars.
We Help Burn Injury Victims
When a fire accident leaves you homeless and hurting, you can count on the injury lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys to fight for the compensation you deserve. Whether the fire was caused by a faulty space heater or a landowner’s negligence, don’t hesitate to get the help you need.
Our fire and burn injury lawyers we will do what it takes to help you get your life back on track. We can’t replace what was lost in the fire, but we will fight for the compensation you need to rebuild. Call (877) 562-0000 to get started.
Steps to Take After a Fire
If someone’s negligence or misconduct has left you suffering after a serious fire and burn accident, the U.S. Fire Administration lists several steps you can take to protect yourself.
Immediately after the accident:
- If you need temporary housing, food, or medicine, call your local disaster relief service, such as the Red Cross.
- If you have insurance, call your insurance company to get information on how to protect your home and determine what has been lost in the fire.
- If you don’t have insurance, call private organizations for help, such as the Salvation Army.
Judging the damage:
- Talk to fire department officials to find out if your home is safe before going back inside. They should ensure that utilities are either safe to use or should be disconnected before leaving the site, but do not try to reconnect the utilities yourself.
- Take stock of the damage. Make a list of the property that has been damaged or lost in the fire accident. Don’t throw anything away until after your inventory is complete.
- Try to find important documents—medical records, insurance information, deeds, car titles, driver’s license, Social Security cards, etc.
As time passes:
- Call the police when you leave the home to let them know it will be unoccupied and unguarded.
- Start saving receipts immediately—include everything related to the fire accident, such as receipts for hotel rooms, replacement clothes, transportation, etc. It is important to keep these to show your insurance company when you make your claim.
- Call Cory Watson Attorneys — our lawyers are experienced in helping families move forward after a fire has disrupted their lives.
Contact Us for a Free Case Review
If you or a loved one were seriously burned in a fire, we want to help. Our fire and burn injury lawyers are ready to fight for you. Call (877) 562-0000 now or fill out our free initial consultation form. It takes just minutes to contact us, and the initial conversation is free.
From our main office in Birmingham, Cory Watson Attorneys is proud to serve fire and burn injury victims and their families in Alabama and Tennessee. We’re ready to help 24/7—contact us today to get started.