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Property Damage

Purchasing property is a significant investment. You may have purchased a residential property such as a single family home, condominium, or retirement home, or invested in agricultural land or natural land. Whatever property you own, you expect that people will not damage your property or interfere with your ability to use it.

This is especially true if your property has been destroyed. If your home has been completely destroyed by a wildfire or other disaster, you may be overwhelmed by the task of assessing the damage, determining your reconstruction options, and putting together plans for compensation and payment – all while you try to find other living arrangements and keep you and your family’s life as ‘normal’ as possible.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 2015 set an annual record for the amount of acres burned by wildfires: Between January 1 and December 31, 2015 there were 68,151 wildfires burning over ten thousand acres.

If your property has been damaged, no one has a greater interest in having the damage fixed than you do. And if that damage was caused by the acts of a person or company, you should be fully compensated.

The law protects homeowners and real property owners. When a person or company negligently causes damage to real property, that person or company must pay the compensation that’s necessary to make the property whole again.

Similarly, the law protects homeowners’ interests in using and enjoying the property they purchased. A person or company will be liable for civil damages if they trespass on property, create a nuisance that damages property, or otherwise create an interference that limits the owner’s ability to use and enjoy the land he or she purchased.

We’ve represented over a hundred clients in obtaining fair compensation for property damage, including damage caused by wildfires. We provide free consultations to discuss property loss claims, including:

  • Damage to Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Properties

  • Damage to Landscaping and Hardscaping

  • Damage to Native and Environmental Habitats

  • Damage to Agricultural Land and Avocado Farms

  • Damage to Commercial Nurseries and Plant Inventory

  • Damage Caused by Water and Floods

  • Damage Caused by Wildfires

  • Damage Requiring Reconstruction in Restrictive Covenants

  • Damage Requiring Code Upgrades