Over 350 citizens have been evacuated from Wetmore, Colorado due to a wildfire. The fire has spread, and burned over 1,700 acres of land. Firefighters are still working to contain this fire, which has already destroyed 12 structures. Officials state that arcing power lines are likely to blame for this damaging fire. This occurs when two power lines touch each other and create sparks. The arcing of power lines can be prevented by proper maintenance and safety devices that will prevent the lines from arcing. A lawyer experienced in handling claims involving arcing power lines would make sure that the investigation was conducted thoroughly. An experienced investigator may determine that lines or poles were negligently maintained by the power company or others that may be responsible for maintaining them.
Altman Legal Group is an industry leader for representing clients with burn injuries and property loss due to fires. In the past five years we have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have suffered burn injuries and property losses from negligently caused fires. The attorneys of the Altman Legal Group have represented hundreds of clients in various fire damage cases throughout Texas.
The most important thing you can do after any kind of fire is call a lawyer. These cases are often incredibly time sensitive. The experienced lawyers at Altman Legal Group can make sure investigations are conducted swiftly. Preservation of evidence can be an important factor when dealing with fire damage. It is important to have investigators on the scene rapidly to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Key evidence can be lost due to time, weather conditions and response crews.