More than 500 homes have been destroyed, and the cost to fight the Black Forest Fire has exceeded $8.5 million, according to the Denver Post. Investigators are closely examining a small patch of land where the fire is believed to have originated, in hopes of determining how the fire started. While no details are being released, fire fighters do believe that the fire was started by humans. Additionally, they are taking a look at the garage where two people died in the fire, apparently while packing up to evacuate their home. Almost 40,000 people were ordered to leave their homes at one point as the fire consumed and burned over 14,000 acres near Colorado Springs. As the fire is nearly contained, high winds and dry heat have been challenging firefighters efforts to bring the fire to full containment.
Wildfire is one of the things that goes along with the beautiful scenery and mountain environment of Colorado. While fire is a natural and vital part of keeping our forests healthy, as more and more people live in or near forested areas, the danger to human life and homes from the fire season becomes greater and greater. The good news is that the cost in human life of wildfire has been minimal in recent years, the cost in property damage and lost homes has been extremely high. The bad news is that many Denver insurance bad faith lawyers have seen that sometimes when insurance claims reach high dollar values, insurance companies become hesitant to pay out the fair value of those claims. When you pay your premiums in good faith, you deserve to receive the full, fair value of your insurance claim.
Contact the dedicated Denver insurance dispute attorneys at the Gold Law Firm today if your insurance company is trying to avoid making good on your insurance claim. A common tactic of insurance companies is to deny large claims, in the interest of protecting their own bottom line. The Gold Law Firm knows how to protect policyholders, ensuring that you receive the full value of your valid claim. Many Denver personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay your attorney a fee only after he or she successfully recovers financial compensation for you. The insurance company has lawyers fighting hard to protect their bottom line; make sure you have a knowledgeable Denver insurance bad faith attorney fighting just as hard to protect your family. For more information, call the Gold Law Firm at (303)694-4653 today.