How To Handle Fire Injury CasesLast updated on: April 26, 2023
In this episode, Zinda Law Group CEO and founder, Jack Zinda, gives you quick tips on how to handle fire injury cases.
Discussed in this Episode:
Get to the scene early
Don’t rely on the government report
Don’t send someone else to the scene
Find a fire cause origin expert
What other experts do you need?
Get to the Scene Early
During cleanup evidence can be destroyed, so it’s imperative that you get to the scene as soon as possible. Even a week can be too long to wait.
Don’t Rely on the Government Report
Government reports often don’t tell the full story as they have different objectives than you or your client do.
Don’t Send Someone Else to the Scene
Make sure that you or a lawyer you trust is able to physically review the scene. You may find more than just physical evidence, including eyewitness testimony.
Find a Fire Cause Origin Expert
Getting an expert on the scene as fast as possible is crucial. Make sure you have someone ready to call when the case presents itself.
What Other Experts Do You Need?
Once you’ve established the origin of the fire, you may need an expert in a specific field. For example: a washer/dryer repairman to assess if the cause was faulty equipment or improper installation.
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