For those that lost everything in the fire, the path to recovery is just now beginning. If you have renters insurance, you may be entitled to have your clothes, furniture, and other pieces of personal property replaced. However, insurance companies fight tooth and nail to pay as little as possible to claimants, especially following a tragic event.
The insurance claim lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have made it their mission to partner with those who are worried that their insurer is not giving them the best possible support for their claim. We know that insurers attempt to undercut contracts to increase their profits. Our lawyers are ready to help you recover from the fire. We know the tactics companies use to avoid paying you what you're owed, and we are prepared to invest what it takes to get your life back.
If you are worried that your insurance claim is not being taken care of, call us today at (888) 493-1629. Consultation is free, and we do not charge unless we win your case.
When to Contact a Lawyer
Regardless of why it happened, our firm is representing victims of the Iconic Village Apartments fire for a simple reason: it should never have happened. Apartment management failed to inspect their own fire alarms and ultimately failed to keep their occupants safe—their primary job. As a result, there are 5 deaths on their hands, and they need to take responsibility.
Our San Marcos apartment fire attorneys are among the leading wrongful death lawyers and premises liability advocates in the nation. We've represented families who lost their loved ones in tragic industrial explosions, oil rig fires, and other nationally-reported accidents. The work we do has allowed families to face their loved one's wrongdoer while fighting for their financial future.
How Much Will It Cost Me to Hire a Lawyer?
Virtually nothing. Personal injury attorneys operate on what's called a "contingency fee arrangement." It means that our firm covers the cost of your case from beginning to end. We pay for the hours we spend on a case, the transportation, the investigators, the filing fees, and everything else. Our clients get no invoice and no bills. At the end of the case, we only get paid a percentage of what you win, meaning you lose nothing.
Will I Go to Court?
Believe it or not, very few cases ever end up going to trial. If the apartment management company or the insurance company decides to settle with you because they don't want to face a jury, that's a victory too. Our goal, first and foremost, is making sure you get what you need. Companies know our firm's name, and they know the kind of results we get. As a result, many of our clients' opponents choose to settle for a generous amount rather than risk paying even more in a verdict.
Why Hire a Lawyer Who Tries Cases?
In the world of injury law, there's an unspoken rule: the more often a lawyer tries cases to verdict, the more likely they are to settle cases successfully. Why? Because insurance companies are like predators: they only want to eat easy prey. If they're facing a lawyer who tries cases regularly, they know they're risking losing a court battle, which is far more costly than losing a settlement. As a result, getting a trial lawyer could result in a faster settlement. Arnold & Itkin lawyers spend more of their time in the courtroom than most law firms spend in their entire careers. We're old-fashioned trial lawyers.
Can I Hire a Texas Apartment Fire Lawyer If I Live Elsewhere?
Short answer: yes. Full answer: the most important thing you can do right now is find an attorney who has represented countless insurance claims and burn injuries. Their experience is invaluable, regardless of where you live. It's also vital that you hire a lawyer that knows the laws and courts that govern where the case is filed. For the San Marcos apartment fire, you're going to want to hire a lawyer who knows the Hays County area. Arnold & Itkin has handled hundreds of insurance claims and burn injury cases nationwide. We can help you.
Buildings, regardless of when they were built, need to be made safe for the people living, working, and sleeping inside of them. There's no law or statute that overrides a manager's responsibility to keep people safe. If anyone wants to prevent what happened on July 20 from ever happening again, then this tragedy needs to send a message:
Companies must protect their tenants, no matter the cost.
There's only one way to send a message to Iconic Village Apartments and other management companies—hold them accountable in court. Force them to reveal their conduct in an open setting, to allow a jury of Texans to scrutinize their failure in detail and under the bright light of public awareness. That's the only way these companies are ever going to change their ways.
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