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Focused On Your Needs Following An Earthquake

Last updated on May 31, 2024

Every year, California experiences earthquakes. While most of these are relatively minor events, it is common for an earthquake to cause serious damage. Indeed, earthquakes lead to millions of dollars of home repair costs in an average year; major quakes can result in billions of dollars of repairs.

Unfortunately, homeowners and business owners often have difficulty obtaining compensation for repairs — even if they have the requisite insurance. Claims are not easy to file; even the smallest mistake can lead to a denial. Moreover, insurers are quick to challenge victims’ claims, as they have a vested interest in paying out as little as possible.

We can help you fight back. Drawing on more than 70 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Schimmel & Parks, APLC, understand the intricacies of insurance contracts and know how to hold insurers to account. Based in Sherman Oaks, we serve clients throughout California and are always prepared to help property owners obtain the compensation they’re owed.

What Financial Damages Can I Seek?

The risks posed by earthquakes are only increasing. Homes and buildings are being erected more closely together. The U.S. Geological Survey has averred there is a significant chance that California will endure an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or greater in the next 30 years. It is important for property owners to ensure they are prepared for such events.

Our firm helps clients obtain financial damages for a broad range of concerns, including:

  • Medical expenses for injuries
  • Home repairs
  • Damaged possessions (artworks, automobiles and other significant holdings)
  • Expenses paid in order to evacuate or relocate
  • Inventory destruction and business interruption

No matter your situation, we’re here to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Reach Out To Us Today

To learn more, or to speak with a lawyer, reach out to our firm. You can call us at 818-922-8544​ or contact us online. We’re always ready to help.