Find a Top Disaster Lawyer for Your Lawsuit
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) defines a disaster as an “occurrence of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human- caused event that has resulted in severe property damage, deaths, and/or multiple injuries.”
Parker Waichman LLP is an award-winning plaintiff’s law firm that helps victims nationwide who have been injured, lost loved ones, or sustained substantial property damage due to natural, artificial, and technological disasters. Our catastrophe lawsuit attorneys work hard to obtain the total economic compensation that our client’s cases warrant. Our trial lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to bring our clients’ cases against large corporations, and our law firm has built a reputation for outstanding courtroom results. If a natural or man-made disaster caused you or a family member health issues or financial damages, call our law firm for a free consultation with one of our catastrophic accident attorneys. They will help you comprehend your legal rights and the amount of compensation that could be recovered.
Choose a Disaster Attorney with a Record of Success
Our legal advocates have comprehensive trial experience, and we have tried notable disaster lawsuits throughout the United States. Our goal is to help our clients receive substantial disaster lawsuit settlements or verdicts to cover damages, including and not limited to property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, financial losses, pain, and suffering. Over decades of litigating these cases, Parker Waichman LLP has obtained over $2 billion in compensation for our clients. Our disaster lawsuit law firm has also received several accolades and honors from our clients, colleagues, and Judges, including a listing in Best Lawyers and an AVVO rating of 9.8 out of 10. When a natural or man-made disaster has harmed you or a family member, you must retain the best attorney to fight for your full compensation. When you retain our law firm at no upfront cost to you, you will feel confident knowing that you have the expertise, skill, and knowledge necessary to acquire the results your disaster case deserves.
Filing Your Disaster Lawsuit
Parker Waichman LLP vigorously prosecutes cases against individuals, corporations, and insurance companies who cause harm or fail to pay insurance claims expediently and adequately. Some of these cases we handle include:
Natural Disaster Lawsuits
A natural disaster is defined as “the adverse impact that follows a natural hazard that substantially harms a community.” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) list of natural disasters includes winter storms, floods, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, “or any combination thereof.” Our natural disaster lawsuit attorneys are often retained by victims of natural disasters who are not being treated fairly by their insurance companies. These claims include property damage claims, injury claims, and wrongful death actions.
Hurricane Ian – Property Damage, Business Damage and Insurance Claims
On September 26, 2022, at 6:04 AM EDT, Hurricane Ian hit Florida. Hurricane Ian was an enormous, destructive, and deadly Category 4 hurricane that caused severe property damage across the southeast United States, particularly the states of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The most hard-hit areas include many parts of the Sanibel Causeway, Fort Myers, and other gulf coast communities. Hurricane Ian tragically killed 44 people and caused over $60 billion in property damage in Florida.
Parker Waichman LLP was impacted by Hurricane Ian when our office in Bonita Springs, Florida, was hit by the Category 4 hurricane. Our firm is open, and we are reviewing property damage claims on behalf of victims of Hurricane Ian who have roof damage, flood damage, or sustained other extensive property damage, and their homeowners’ insurance company is denying or delaying their Hurricane Ian property damage claim. We are also representing clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in the storm due to negligence, including but not limited to apartment/condo collapses, defective CO2/Fire detectors, auto accidents, unrestrained objects/boats, and all other types of injury and death claims. Parker Waichman LLP is also representing businesses experiencing bad faith with their business insurance, business interruption insurance, and other insurance claims.
Hurricane Michael – Property Damage and Insurance Disputes
On October 16, 2018, Hurricane Michael struck the states of Florida, Georgia, and the Atlantic Coast. Hurricane Michael was an extremely destructive and powerful Category 5 Hurricane. The storm produced powerful winds that reached up to 162 MPH. It is estimated that there was over $25.5 billion (in 2018 U.S. dollars) in property damages. Our law firm is currently representing clients in business and residential insurance bad faith litigation.
Free Hurricane Claim Consultations
If an insurance company is mistreating you, your business, or a family member, contact Parker Waichman LLP at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER for your free case review.
Man-made Disaster Lawsuits
Man-made disasters are also known as anthropogenic hazards. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) defines these disasters as hazardous incidents that are caused “entirely or predominantly” by human action or inaction. Man-made disasters negatively affect humans, biomes, ecosystems, and other organisms. These artificial disasters can even cause omnicide. Examples of artificial disasters include oil spills, plane crashes, plant explosions, train accidents, asbestos contamination, lead contamination, toxic chemical spills, groundwater contamination, land contamination, hazardous material contamination, mine collapses, fires, biological or chemical attacks, nuclear explosions, or plane crashes. Communities are also vulnerable to threats posed by extremist groups who use violence against both people and property. Many of these disasters can cause death, injuries, and loss of property. Below are resources to assist environmental health professionals in planning and educating the public on man-made disaster issues.
Our law firm is currently offering free legal consultations for all of the following business and property insurance matters, personal injury, and wrongful death claims within the applicable statutes of limitations:
- 2021 Texas Winter Storm Power Crisis
- Asbestos – Mesothelioma Claims
- California PG&E Power Fires
- Deepwater Horizon Marine Oil Spill Claims
- Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
- Forever Chemical Contamination (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS)
- all other significant made-made disasters.
If an insurance company is mistreating you, your business, or a family member, please contact Parker Waichman LLP at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER for your free case review.
What is a Disaster Lawsuit, and Who is Held Liable?
When an individual, corporation, or government agency acts recklessly and negligently, resulting in a made-man disaster, those who suffer harm are typically qualified to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party. In many man-made disaster lawsuits, the plaintiffs seek economic compensation for financial losses, injuries, loss of loved ones, property damage, or business losses stemming from the disaster. Our law firm represents the victims in disaster-related civil lawsuits.
Is There a Time Deadline to File a Disaster Lawsuit?
Yes. All 50 U.S. states have set time limits in which victims may file their civil lawsuits to recover monetary compensation. These time deadlines are called “statutes of limitations.” These statutes of limitations vary from state to state. In some circumstances, the time deadline may be as little as six months. To ensure that you or your loved one is eligible to file a lawsuit, do not delay and call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER to discuss your potential claim at no charge.
How Can I Find a Top Disaster Attorney Near Me?
It is easy to speak with one of our top-rated disaster lawsuit lawyers. Call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER today and receive a free consultation and case review.
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You Pay Nothing Up-Front to Start Your Claim
If you, your business, or a loved one suffered harm or property loss as the result of a natural or man-made disaster, call our firm right away to see if you are able to pursue a civil lawsuit seeking monetary compensation. To receive a free legal consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys, simply call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today. Our lawyers will help you comprehend your legal rights, and if we are able to take your case, we will fight vigorously for the economic compensation that your case truly deserves.
At Parker Waichman LLP, you do not pay anything upfront or out of pocket for our legal services. We take cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we take on all the risks and are only paid from a settlement or jury award, when you win. In other words, if you do not receive monetary compensation from your disaster lawsuit, neither will we. That is how confident we are in obtaining results for our clients.
The statute of limitations (time deadlines) can affect your ability to file a lawsuit, so it’s important to act as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. To contact our national law firm today, contact us by live chat, by filling out our online form, or by calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to get a free consultation.
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