Chicago Catastrophic Property Loss Attorney

Chicago Catastrophic Property Loss Attorney

Lawyers Helping Recover Compensation for Property Damage in Illinois

In many premises liability cases, victims need to pursue compensation for injuries which they suffered because of the negligence of a property owner. However, physical injuries are not the only kinds of damages people can experience. Property damage can be just as devastating to a victim's life and finances, and when someone suffers a catastrophic property loss, they should be sure to understand their legal options for recovering damages through a civil lawsuit or insurance claim.

The attorneys of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC are highly experienced in personal injury cases, and we provide dedicated legal representation for those who have suffered devastating losses. If your life has been turned upside down by catastrophic damage to your property, we will work to ensure you recover the compensation that fully addresses your losses.

Property Damage Claims

Catastrophic property loss can occur in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Natural disasters - "Acts of God" such as tornadoes, floods, or hurricanes are often unforeseeable, but certain parties may still be liable for property damage that occurs in these cases. For example, a landlord may be liable if damage occurred because of their failure to make structural repairs to a building, or a city may be held responsible because they did not properly contain the water in a flood.
  • Fires - Even if a fire does not result in the total loss of property, it can cause significant damage to one's belongings. In these cases, certain parties may be responsible for property damage, including a contractor who installed faulty wiring that resulted in an electrical fire or the manufacturer of a defective smoke alarm.
  • Structural failures - If a building collapses, responsible parties may include the company or contractor who built the structure or a landlord who failed to perform the proper maintenance.
  • Terrorist attacks - In addition to the wrongful deaths that may occur due to terrorist activities such as bombings or plane crashes, these acts can lead to massive property damage. In these cases, parties may be held responsible for damages which occurred because of negligent security. At TKK, Attorney Tim Tomasik has successfully litigated lawsuits involving the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, and he understands the issues that must be addressed when pursuing compensation in these types of cases.

In cases involving property damage, compensation may be recovered from negligent parties through a civil lawsuit, but many victims are also eligible for insurance claims. However, insurance companies often attempt to minimize the amount paid out to victims, especially when dealing with natural disasters that have affected a large number of people. When pursuing a property loss claim through homeowner's insurance, renter's insurance, or liability insurance, representation from an experienced attorney is essential. At TKK, we can fully assess the extent of your losses and ensure that your insurance claim is handled correctly.

Contact an Experienced Property Damage Attorney

If you have suffered devastating property losses, you are likely struggling to put your life back together as you find a place to live and replace your belongings. You deserve to be compensated for the harm that was done to you, and the lawyers of TKK can provide you with the legal help you need during this difficult time. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office at 312-605-8800 today.

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