pROPERTY damage

Property damage can happen to anyone. If you or a loved one are involved in a motor vehicle accident, chances are that the car you were in sustained damage. If you parked on the street and someone crashes into your car, that can result in property damage. If a neighbor’s tree falls onto your house, you may have sustained property damage. If construction is occurring near your home or car and their negligence caused damage to something you own, that is property damage. There are a wide range of reasons people need an attorney for property damage. You should consult an attorney that is well versed in all aspects of property damage from car accidents to fire cases to floods.

property damage

Property damage can happen to anyone. If you or a loved one are involved in a motor vehicle accident, chances are that the car you were in sustained damage. If you parked on the street and someone crashes into your car, that can result in property damage. If a neighbor’s tree falls onto your house, you may have sustained property damage. If construction is occurring near your home or car and their negligence caused damage to something you own, that is property damage. There are a wide range of reasons people need an attorney for property damage. You should consult an attorney that is well versed in all aspects of property damage from car accidents to fire cases to floods.

There are a multitude of reasons that someone may need an attorney for property damage. Some of these scenarios include but are not limited to:

  • A hit and run car accident;
  • Fire damage to property as a result of construction
  • Flood damage to a home as a result of the negligence of a private or municipal entity;
  • Property damage as a result of the negligence of a contractor

These cases require a skilled and experienced attorneys to maximize recovery for property damage. Each property damage case is different whether there is a dispute as to the valuation of the property that is damaged or if there is a dispute as to what degree of liability the at-fault party holds, you need to retain an experienced attorney.

If you find yourself in a property damage situation, you should make sure you take steps to put yourself in the best position.

  • Document everything you can including but not limited to taking pictures, getting witness information, getting the address of the person or entity that caused the damage.
  • If possible, you should call the police to obtain a police report especially in motor vehicle property damage.
  • Consult a dedicated and aggressive law firm to protect your rights.

Dealing with an insurance company can be frustrating and difficult. You need a law firm that will navigate through the intricacies of a property damage action. Baron Associates P.C. has experience in handling property damage cases from simple to complex.

FIRE AND EXPLOSION ACCIDENT

Fire and explosion accidents can lead to serious, permanent and sometimes fatal injuries.  Rehabilitation for these injuries can not only take long time and be very panful but can also become extremely expensive.  Oftentimes fire and explosion cases can lead to permanent injuries such as scarring, the need for future medical procedures and/or surgeries, permanent lung damage and damage to your personal belonging and property.   Many fire accident victims deal with their injuries for many years and they sometimes become permanent.  If you or a loved one were a victim of a fire or an explosion accident, please contact the aggressive legal team at Baron Associates P.C. to obtain a full consultation surrounding the facts of our incident. 

Generally when a fire takes place it is first investigated by the Fire Marshal.  When the Fire Marshal identifies the cause of the fire, it becomes clearer who the negligent parties are who were responsible for the cause of the fire.  This is who can be held liable for the injuries and losses sustained:

  • Property owner who failed to install proper fire alarms or sprinklers.
  • Property owner or property manager who failed to maintain or improperly maintained the property which caused the fire.
  • An individual, construction company or contractor responsible for causing the fire.
  • A utility company if they recently performed repairs or maintenance at or near the property where the fire or explosion took place.  Sometimes a faulty gas line a transformer malfunction can be the cause of a fire.
  • Faulty electrical wiring can cause electrical fires and explosions inside walls.

Causes of residential and non-residential fires or explosions can have various reasons.   According to the  U.S. Fire Administration approximately half of all residential fires are caused while cooking, with fires related to heating second and accidental fires coming in third. Fires spread extremely rapidly and within a short period of time everything that you own can be damaged or destroyed in addition to leaving individuals with severe personal injuries.  During a quickly spreading fire, there is a small window of time to evacuate safely.  Fire victims tend to either grab their personal belongings, alert others in the household or they attempt to fight the fire themselves which result in them sustaining serious personal injuries. 

When the smoke clears, what you may see can be devastating in having lost all your personal belongings in addition to having sustained serious personal injuries. These factors can lead to emotional, physical and financial turmoil. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a fire or an explosion, contact Baron Associates P.C. for a consultation with an experienced and aggressive legal professional to discuss your legal rights.

Baron Associates P.C. experienced legal professionals can help you determine whether the fire that induced your injuries can result in a compensation claim.  Investigating a fire or an explosion early on can be crucial in determining liability.  First gathering of evidence is extremely important.  We obtain all the necessary evidence including the Fire Marshal and police reports, photographs of both the property and physical injuries.  We obtain all of your medical records which are relevant to the injuries sustained as a result of the fire and/or explosion.  We obtain all the necessary witness statements and testimony, whether they be eye-witnesses, fire inspectors, or investigators who can provide their expert theories of how the fire started and who was responsible for causing it.  Victims of fire and explosions accident can receive a variety of compensations such as economic damages, medical expenses, lost wages and reduced earning capacity. There can also be compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent physical scarring and disfigurement. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the liable party for their negligent behavior.

Fire and explosion accidents can occur at any place.  The New York State Statute of Limitation requires 3 years for a lawsuit to be filed against private defendants.  Should the responsible party be a municipality then a Notice of Claims is required to be filed within 90 days of the incident, then a lawsuit must be commenced within 1 year and 90 days of the incident.

If you or a loved were a victim of a residential or a commercial fire or an explosion that resulted in injuries and/or property damage, please do not wait and contact Baron Associates P.C. for a free no commitment consultation.   

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