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Wildfires can cause devastating losses for individuals, families, businesses, and communities. If you are looking for experienced wildfire litigation claims consultants and expert witnesses to help you with a claim or represent you in a wildfire-related case, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of experts has decades of experience in wildfire litigation and extensive knowledge of the many factors that must be considered when seeking compensation for damages caused by wildfires. Here’s what we can do for you.
When filing a claim, it is essential to understand the causes of the fire and the conduct of the fire fight so that appropriate evidence can be presented. Our team utilizes forensic investigation techniques to analyze the conduct and suppression strategies and tactics of the fire. We also analyze insurance claims and provide our clients with a detailed report on our findings for evidence in court or during settlement negotiations.
We have experience performing property valuation analysis to determine the fair market value of the damaged property before and after a wildfire. This includes evaluating structures, vehicles, landscaping, trees, plants, equipment, and other possessions lost or damaged due to a wildland fire. Our team will also evaluate any out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to evacuation costs or loss of income related to the fire event.
We understand that injuries sustained from wildland fires can be severe and long-lasting. We are experienced in analyzing these types of cases using medical records, witness statements, and other data sources to determine an accurate picture of the physical damage inflicted by a wildfire event. We will also calculate damages associated with pain & suffering, lost wages, or future earning capacity resulting from personal injury caused by wildfires.
You didn’t buy a beautiful property in a wildfire nuclear zone filled with blackened trees. Your aesthetic loss is an important factor in damage analysis, normally 25% to 100% of property value. When assessing property damage, we will review documentation such as insurance claims and repair estimates to calculate the total amount of damages due. We can also identify if any structures were destroyed or damaged beyond repair by evaluating photographs, videos, and other evidence that may have been collected at the time. In addition, our team can evaluate whether there are any additional losses associated with the destruction of personal possessions, business equipment, or livestock caused by wildfires.
Our experienced team can also analyze economic losses from wildland fires, such as lost revenue from business interruption or decreased property values for homeowners. We will review all relevant financial data to accurately estimate these types of losses and evaluate any additional economic losses that may have been incurred.
In some cases, an expert witness is necessary to support quantifying economic losses from wildland fires. Our team of professionals includes industry experts who have extensive experience in providing insight and testimony for a wide range of litigation involving wildfires. These experts can provide valuable information to determine appropriate compensation levels for those affected by a wildland fire.
In addition to providing wildland fire loss consulting services, we also offer additional consulting services related to wildfires, such as preparing Forest Stewardship Plans, Fire Mitigation Plans, and Safety Audits. We are highly qualified in all aspects of fire management and can provide detailed assessments of the risks associated with wildfires. We also have a wide range of experience in assessing damages for those affected by wildfires so that appropriate compensation can be determined.
Our team is highly experienced in wildland fire and wildland fire policy, enabling us to provide comprehensive services covering all aspects of your case, from initial filing through settlement negotiations or trial proceedings if needed. With decades of experience representing parties on both sides of wildfire cases throughout Colorado, we are here to help you get the justice or compensation you deserve for your losses due to wildland fires. Contact us today to get started!