Brooklyn Property Fire Lawyers
Experienced Attorneys Helping Clients Recover from Brooklyn Property Fires
Property fires are devastating accidents that can leave homeowners physically injured and sometimes homeless. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, our team has handled claims for owners and renters after a fire has torn through their property.
Unfortunately, fires are not rare events. In the United States, the Fire Administration estimates that every year there are over 1.3 million fires that have caused 3,655 deaths and nearly 15,000 injuries. The amount of property damage has also totaled in the billions of dollars.
If you were injured in a fire, or if your property was damaged, we can help. Our premises liability team has managed to secure favorable compensation, but please contact us today. These are not easy claims to bring.
Common Causes for Residential Fires
Our attorneys have represented all kinds of clients injured in many different situations. Some of the more common causes of fires include:
- Defective wiring
- Defecting lamps or other lighting
- Electrical failure
- Flammable liquids
- Gas leaks
- Grills and barbecues
- Kitchen appliance failures
Regardless of the cause, filing a property damage claim is time-consuming and requires thorough documentation of your losses. Our attorneys can definitely help with the initial claim or, if you have been denied, with filing an appeal.
If a fire damages only property, then many people are lucky. Unfortunately, many also suffer bodily injury in a property fire. Probably the most serious injuries are burns, which can require skin grafts or amputation of badly injured limbs. Many burns leave a person permanently disfigured and in need of cosmetic surgery, which can only partially return them to their normal appearance.
If you have suffered a bodily injury in the flames or while trying to escape, you might also qualify for compensation. Many of our clients have received settlements that cover medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Meet with one of our Brooklyn property fire lawyers to review how much you could qualify for.
Partial Payment of Losses
Few insurance companies are eager to fully compensate people for the full value of their losses. Instead, insurers make money by denying claims outright or trying to "nickel and dime" people by offering only partial payment.
Without an attorney’s representation, many people might willingly accept an inadequate payout. At our firm, we will fight to make sure our clients receive full compensation for things like:
- Hidden damage, especially water damage caused by sprinklers
- Inadequate cleaning
- Improper repairs
Another area of concern is ensuring that the property has a uniform appearance after repairs have been made. To that end, the insurer should pay to replace even undamaged items; otherwise the repairs can stand out like a sore thumb.
Contact Our Brooklyn Property Fire Lawyers
Receiving the full value of your claim is the focus of everything we do. At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, our lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that innocent victims do not unfairly shoulder the financial losses associated with a fire.
Don’t fight an insurer on your own. Instead, give us a call at 212-285-3300 or fill out our contact form. Our consultations are free.