Alabama Fire and Burn Injury Lawyers
Birmingham Fire Accident Attorneys
Wedding photos, your baby's first clothes, the deed to your house—these are all things that can be destroyed in an instant when a fire ravages your home. To add insult to injury, when a fire strikes, families are displaced from their homes, stripping away the comforts they had. 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 in their wake.
The Help You Need
When an Alabama fire accident leaves you homeless and hurting, help is available. Whether the fire was caused by a faulty space heater or a landowner's negligence, you can count on the Alabama injury lawyers at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Don't hesitate after a fire accident. Call Cory Watson immediately and talk to one of our Alabama fire injury lawyers today. 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.
What You Can Do Now
If someone's negligence or misconduct has left you suffering after a serious Alabama 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 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—our fire and burn injury attorneys are experienced in helping families move forward after a fire has disrupted their lives. We will fight to get the benefits you deserve after a fire accident.
If you or a loved one was seriously burned in a fire, we want to help. The Birmingham fire and burn injury attorneys at Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris are ready to fight for you. Pick up the phone and call us at (800) 852-6299 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
As a leading national injury law firm, we serve clients throughout the country as well as locally, including Birmingham and Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, and Walker counties. It takes just minutes to fill out the brief form and the initial conversation is free.