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The Biggest Dangers of Natural Wildfires

The Gatti Law Firm

smoke from a wildfireWildfires can present numerous different problems. Of course, there are significant dangers that may arise any time acres of land catch fire, putting people and structures in harm’s way. It helps to know what dangers may exist, how it impacts your life, and more.

You can file a claim for numerous different damages, but if you experience any of the below dangers, we recommend speaking with a lawyer to learn more about your rights and options. Here are some of the most significant issues you may encounter because of a wildfire.

Property Damage

If you live near a wildfire, there’s a direct threat to your property. Wildfires can destroy homes and businesses, vehicles, and more. Luckily, insurance coverage for homeowners, renters, and businesses should cover these losses and repair or replace your damaged property.

Physical Injuries

Burn injuries are some of the most damaging that individuals can experience. They often involve significant physical pain and lifelong scarring, which can lead to mental trauma as well. Unfortunately, if fires spread rapidly in confined areas, burn injuries are entirely possible.

If you suffer a physical injury because of a fire, you may have rights. However, it would help if you spoke with a lawyer to determine what those rights are moving forward.

Bad Air Quality

The damages of a wildfire are not just external. You may experience bad air quality, which can impact your internal health. Inhalation of smoke and fumes from wildfires can cause respiratory conditions that can last a lifetime.

Our Salem fire damage claim attorneys at The Gatti Law Firm work to help you understand your rights to file a claim. We’ll stand by your side when you suffer damages or losses because of a fire. Let us help you during your time of need. Trust that we know the issues you may encounter and what you can do to protect your rights.

For a free consultation to discuss your situation, give us a call today at (503) 543-1114.

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