Cibula Law Stands With You
At Cibula Law, our dedicated Fire Attorney, Mark Cibula, understands the complexities of Northern California wildfires and will advocate for your rights. From insurance disputes to seeking compensation, we’ll guide you through the legal process. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get the expert assistance you need for your wildfire-related claims.
Notice to Fire Victims: We Fight On Your Behalf
Mark is a third-generation attorney in Redding, California
Please contact our experienced Nor Cal Fire Attorney, Mark Cibula, to learn more about how you may be entitled to compensation.
Mark has deep roots in NorCal and has provided effective legal representation to hundreds of Shasta, Tehama & Trinity County residents. Mark, whose own community burned in the Zogg Fire, has extensive experience representing Fire Victims. For Mark, it’s “personal”, and he understands what you’re going through. Choosing the right lawyer can make all the difference.
Choose Experience. Choose Local. Choose Mark Cibula.
We look forward to getting to know you, answering your questions, and sharing how we can help.
Knowledge about wildfire insurance claims empowers you to engage in meaningful conversations with insurance agents, adjusters, or legal professionals. By understanding the terminology, processes, and requirements involved, you can ask relevant questions, provide accurate information, and actively participate in discussions about your claim.
Don’t Let Insurance Companies Overwhelm You
Dealing with insurance companies, government agencies, and other parties involved in Northern California wildfire claims can be daunting. Having an experienced fire attorney by your side provides you with legal advocacy and representation. Cibula Law is ready to handle communication on your behalf, negotiate with insurance companies, and protect your interests throughout the entire claims process. Consulting with our specialized wildfire attorney, Mark Cibula, will ensure that you receive personalized advice based on your unique situation, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome and fair compensation for your losses.
Common Misconceptions About Eligibility To
File A Wildfire Claim
There are several common misconceptions about eligibility to file a claim for wildfire damage. It’s important to note that eligibility criteria may vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances, so it’s always best to consult with legal experts for accurate and up-to-date information. However, here are a few misconceptions that people may have:
While homeowners affected by wildfires often file claims, they are not the only eligible parties. Renters, business owners, and even individuals who own undeveloped land may also be eligible to file claims if they have suffered wildfire-related damages. The specific eligibility criteria can differ, so it’s important to research the requirements applicable to your situation.
Many people believe that only those with insurance coverage can file a claim for wildfire damage. While insurance coverage can be helpful, it is not a prerequisite for filing a claim. Even if you are uninsured, you may still be eligible for assistance through government programs, disaster relief funds, or other avenues.
Documented Losses Only
Documented losses serve as evidence of the damage incurred and can strengthen your claim. However, it is not necessarily the case that only documented losses can be claimed. The exact requirements and processes can vary depending on the jurisdiction, insurance policies, and specific programs available.
People often assume that they must file a claim immediately after a wildfire occurs. While it is generally advisable to report damages promptly, there may be extended periods during which claims can be filed. These time limits can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific programs available. It’s important to be aware of the applicable deadlines for filing claims and to initiate the process as soon as possible.
Eligibility is generally not based on income or financial status. Whether you are low-income, middle-class, or wealthy, you may still be eligible for assistance or compensation if you have suffered wildfire-related damages. The availability and nature of support programs may differ, so it’s crucial to explore the options that apply to your circumstances.
Proximity To The Fire
Some individuals mistakenly believe that only those whose properties are directly in the path of a wildfire can file a claim. However, wildfires can cause damage beyond their immediate reach. Factors such as smoke, ash, and airborne embers can lead to property damage even if it’s not in the direct path of the fire. Therefore, individuals whose properties have been affected indirectly by a wildfire may also be eligible to file a claim.
Taking care of our clients is our top priority.
We will work hard on your behalf to help with your claims. Mark knows first hand the devastation a fire can bring to a community. As part of our commitment to fire victims, we respond as quickly as possible and help you understand the actions we can take to make claims for your losses, which may include:
- Wrongful death
- The loss of use and enjoyment of your property
- The cost to repair or replace your home & personal property
- Personal injury
- Lost wages
- Loss of crops
- Harm to pets or livestock
- Emotional distress
- Depreciation in the value of your land
- Damage to trees, timber, or underwood
- Business losses
- Evacuation issues