From devouring vast stretches of pristine wilderness to ravaging homes and properties, wildfires are catastrophic events that leave behind devastation and heartache. Beyond the visible destruction, wildfires can leave victims with physical injuries, psychological trauma, and substantial financial losses.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the U.S. experienced 68,988 wildfires in 2022, which destroyed over 7,500,000 acres of land. California saw 7,477 wildfires that year, with 331,360 acres burned, 9 civilian fatalities, and 876 structures damaged.
If you sustained personal injuries in a wildfire, you may have legal options for seeking compensation. Whether your injuries resulted from negligence or inadequate emergency response, you can work with a California wildfire liability lawyer to file a personal injury claim for a fair settlement.