Whether you smoke or not, everyone can be affected by accidental fires started by smoking. In fact, smoking is the number one cause of preventable fatal home fires. When people who smoke flick their cigarettes near buildings or whenever anyone falls asleep while smoking, there is a risk of a fire starting. As such, many states have implemented “fire-safety” cigarettes to curb cigarette fires, but unfortunately, this has not stopped cigarette fires in homes and commercial buildings from occurring.
If your business or home was destroyed or damaged by a fire started by a cigarette, you will probably need to rely on your insurance company to help you deal with the damage. Unfortunately, many insurance companies attempt to deny or underpay claims. When this happens, it is important to have an attorney on your side, helping you pursue the compensation you may be due. For a free consultation, contact the Dallas fire insurance attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC, today at 214-361-6124.
Even if you don’t smoke, there is a chance that a smoking fire can be caused by someone who does smoke. Some ways people try to prevent smoking fires in their homes and businesses include:
Unfortunately, even when people take steps to prevent fires, they can still occur. At that point, it is important to have an insurance company that will do their best to help you recover much-needed compensation.
If your business was harmed by fire due to a cigarette or other tobacco smoking near or in your building, your insurance company should be able to help you cover the costs. But, if your insurance company has attempted to deny or underpay your claim, contact a Dallas insurance lawyer of Smith Kendall, PLLC, at 214-361-6124 to work on potentially taking legal action to get the payment you need.