Victim of California’s Dixie Fire?

This video features Mikal C. Watts, a Personal Injury attorney based in Texas.

Wildfire Attorney Explains The First Thing You Should Do

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

What are some of the first things you should do if you're a victim of the Dixie fire in California? Let's ask lawyer Mikal Watts for this Ask The Lawyers Quick Question.

Mikal Watts:

We need all of the photographs that show your home as it existed before the fire. We've got to reconstruct all of that, and so photographs are worth everything. The second thing that I want is to the extent that you have any photographs of the fire while you were escaping or anything you saw, we need to collect all of that because that allows us to triangulate the origin of the fire, super important. And the last thing is, is go ahead and get started with your insurance company. California has excellent law requiring good faith negotiations by the insurance company. Whatever you do, don't sign a release, they have to keep paying you, and oftentimes, they'll pay you X and then we'll put you through contents college is what I call it, where you identify all your content, so we price it out, we'll give you that list. You may go back and get two or three X.

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