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What Are My Fire Damages?

You have a right to coverage of a variety settlements for your wildfire losses. Not all damages are physical property damages as the stress, and emotional strain of a fire can be long-lasting and emotionally impacting. We can help you receive compensation for:

· Property damage: You deserve compensation for any home or structural damage. This also includes coverage of your personal property and the contents of your home. Your exterior property is also protected, and loss of trees and landscaping can be recovered

· Living expenses: Finding adequate shelter when you have lost everything can be traumatic. You may need to stay in a hotel, procure food, and use gas to get around. These costs can be recouped through your settlement coverage. You may also have a need to cover rent or temporary living arrangements to get you through this difficult time.

· Lost income: Your personal income may be affected as you may be unable to work due to a wildfire. You need time to get your life in order and sick time and vacation days can be recovered as part of a settlement award. Your business may also suffer from a loss of revenue that deserves compensation for the negligent actions of others.

· Emotional damages: The emotional strain of a wildfire can be far-reaching. It can cause you to fear the safety of you and your family. It may create mental anguish, depression, or anxiety. It may be an inconvenience or create a disturbance in your life that is annoying and uncontrollable. These damages deserve compensation.

Why do I need a lawyer? Won’t my insurance company take care of me?

Having an attorney on your side can help you settle your claim and provide you the guidance you need to deal with the myriad of issues surrounding your recovery. We have a team of professionals on staff that knows the necessary steps you need to file insurance claims, register for relief, deal with clean up issues. We will support you every step of the way and handle the negotiations to get you a fair settlement for your losses. Not only will we provide legal advice when you need it but we will be your support system to help you through this trying time. We do not take a percentage of your insurance recovery, and we will help you navigate the complex legal system. We have the resources to ensure your losses are covered and will work for you to reach a settlement that is fair for your losses.

I don’t have insurance. What should I do?

Even if you don’t have insurance, we can help. Fires that are caused by the negligent act of others deserve compensation and you are entitled to a settlement regardless of your insurance coverage as a homeowner or renter.

How much will it cost to hire an attorney?

Hiring Kalfayan Merjanian comes at no financial risk to you. We work solely on a contingency which means you don’t pay unless we recover money for your losses. There is no financial obligation, and you never have to worry about out-of-pocket costs to get the legal help you need.

My Business is covered to a certain point, what do i do when it runs out?

Business Interruption Insurance Coverage has a minimum timeframe to cover your losses. This may not be enough time to protect your business as you rebuild. We have the experience to help you extend these limits and to collect additional relief for your losses. Your insurance recovery is yours; we don’t take any percentage of it. We only work to protect your livelihood and ensure your business will survive after a wildfire or mudslide devastation.

Why do I need a lawyer for my wildfire damages?

Having an attorney on your side can help you settle your insurance claim and provide you the guidance you need to deal with the myriad of issues surrounding your recovery. We have a team of professionals on staff that knows the steps you need to take to file insurance claims, register for relief and deal with cleanup issues. We will support you every step of the way and handle the insurance and other negotiations to get you a fair settlement for your losses. Not only will we provide legal advice when you need it, but also we will be your support system to help you through this trying time. The insurance recovery you’re owed is yours; we don’t take a percentage from it. We will help you navigate the complex legal system and guide you to ensure your losses are covered. We work for you to reach a fair settlement for your damages.

I’m a renter. Won’t all of the damage compensation go to the landlord?

Your personal possessions are irreplaceable. Fire damage that ravishes these possessions is costly to replace, and you deserve compensation. You may also have emotional losses such as stress or anguish caused by a wildfire and the losses it created. These are also entitled to compensation under the law.

If Power Companies like PG&E or Edison are getting sued, can they increase their rates?

The Public Utilities Commission must approve all public utility rate increases. Kalfayan Merjanian has thwarted these increases in the past and will fight to ensure they don’t happen to your community.

Who Are We?

We are Kalfayan Merjanian – your local Southern California law firm.

We are in the heart of SoCal and know the sorrow you are facing as a result of these wildfires first hand.

We are experienced attorneys that aren’t afraid to battle large corporations to fight for your rights.

Whether you have a wrongful death suit or a property damage case, we will be by your side and get you the results you are looking for.

We handle your claims with the care and use every financial, technical, and scientific tool available to us to win your case.

We are here to help you get the settlement you deserve for your losses, so you can start over and rebuild your life.

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