Property Damage

Residential or commercial property damage can occur in various forms. Forces of nature – earthquakes, storms, natural fires –cause long-lasting damage that significantly devalues homes and businesses. Natural Disasters are not the only source of property damage; many cases can be attributed to the negligence or willful destruction of another party’s property. In either case, the property owner may face multiple complications getting his or her rightful compensation. An experienced attorney who specializes in property damages can help.

At RA & Associates, APC we have recovered more than $30,000,000 in insurance settlement claims for homeowners and business owners who have sustained property damages. We have a team of attorneys, licensed contractors, and professionals ready to take on any insurance company as well as any individuals and entities who are responsible for the damages.

Our  attorneys have specialized in this practice area and have worked to achieve the best results for our clients. Because of our extensive knowledge and legal skills garnered from over a decade of practice, our case history is full of successful outcomes. If you decide to take on our representation, we will not be satisfied until we have done our best to ensure you the most favorable result.

Common causes of property damage

Most substantial, undisclosed and existing defects or issues with the home can fall under property damage. However, the most common ones we handle at RA & Associates include problems that occurred due to:

Fire
Smoke (ash, char, soot)
Water
Earthquake
Break-In & Theft
Termite Damage
Leaky Roof
Contractor Mistakes or Negligence
Toxic Mold
Defects during the construction process
Rotted Wood
Defective Window Frames

Do you have a property damage case?

Property damage on its own isn’t enough to file a lawsuit. In order to bring a suit against the responsible parties and recover compensation for your damages, you must be able to prove certain facts. For example, the following must be true in order for you to have a viable property damage case:

The defect was present before you purchased the home

If the problem began only after you bought the home, you will not have a property damage case. However, if the defect started prior to the sale, and it wasn’t an obvious issue that you could have identified on your own (such as a large crack in the ceiling) you may have a claim.

The defect was not disclosed

If the seller, the seller’s agent and the home inspector failed to disclose the defect prior to the sale of the home, or if the problem was deliberately hidden in an attempt to push the sale through, you may have a case against any parties who may have or should have known about the problem.

You incurred monetary damages because of the defect

If you’ve had to spend money to repair your home, or your property value decreased due to the damage, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the liable parties.

How we’ll handle your case

If our Los Angeles attorneys determine that you have a property damage case, we will guide you through holding the responsible parties liable and recovering fair and just compensation for your damages. This may include sending a demand letter, going through mediation or filing a lawsuit for failure to disclose, negligence, fraud, breach of contract, breach of warranty or negligent misrepresentation. After thoroughly reviewing the facts of your case, we will help you determine which strategy is in your best interest and will recover the compensation you deserve.

At RA & Associates, APC we fight insurance companies over these issues on a daily basis and can assist you at no cost unless we win your case. You need to have attorneys that are experienced in Bad Faith law. You need someone on your side that deals with these companies and knows their tricks, to make sure you get what you deserve under your policy.

Contingency Fee Representation

We handle all of your cases on a contingency basis. This means that our attorney fee is payable only if and when we obtain compensation for you. If we do not recovery any money for you, then the fee is waived and you are not charged for anything.

Contact our office today

With over a decade of experience in real estate litigation, the attorneys at RA & Associates have successfully resolved countless cases for our clients. For help with your legal issue, contact our Los Angeles office today for a preliminary analysis of your case.

With over a decade of experience in real estate and personal injury litigation, the attorneys at RA & Associates have successfully resolved countless cases for our clients. For help with your legal issue, contact our Los Angeles office today for a preliminary analysis of your case.