Residential Fire Attorney

After a fire in a home, landlords, insurance companies, and product manufacturers may deny residents the compensation they are owed.

An attorney can investigate the fire, help you bring legal action against any responsible parties, and fight insurance companies.

The lawyers at Burke Argos in Orange County, CA, help Southern California residents collect compensation after fires...

How an Attorney Can Help after a Fire

Investigate the Fire

A lawyer can help you investigate what caused the initial flame. Potential causes include a spark from an electrical product, faulty wiring, a malfunctioning stove or oven, a wildfire, or even criminal activity. Our attorneys in Irvine can request relevant reports from police and fire departments to aid in this investigation.

Review Legal Documents

If you are seeking compensation for fire damage to your California property, a complete understanding of your lease agreement, insurance contract, and product liability disclaimers will be necessary. The lawyers at our Orange County firm will thoroughly review these and other important documents to make sure everyone is honoring their legal obligations.

Bring Suit

Unfortunately, if a landlord, product manufacturer, or other party is responsible for the blaze, it is highly unlikely that they will pay what they owe you of their own volition. Our Irvine, California, lawyers can help you initiate legal action against the responsible party and represent you in court to fight for justice.

Deal with Insurance

Insurance companies don't want to pay your claims, no matter how much you may be paying for fire insurance in California. These companies will do everything in their power to blame you for the disaster and avoid paying a settlement. If your claim is denied, our lawyers in Irvine can fight the insurance companies for you.


Laurene Volkel


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Sean was amazing. From the first meeting to the last with a win he provided such support and encouragement. Our case was complicated and Sean's attention to detail, knowledge of the law and ability to get all the proper people involved won the case. In court, he was extremely well prepared and very credible to the jury. His advice through the whole process was spot on. We could not have won this case if it were not for Sean. On another note, Sean took great care and time with us to understand all our emotional needs. Any time I needed questions answered or something discussed, he went out of his way to take care of things. Sean went above and beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend Sean Burke for your legal needs.

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Mike R.

November 3, 2017

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I really don't think I can put into words my incredible experience with Sean and Heather. From the first day I met them until the close of my case, I ALWAYS felt like I had a partner in my case. They fought for what was right and never let me down. If anyone has a need for a law firm in the areas they specialize in, you truly don\'t need to look any further. If nothing else, call and let them evaluate your case and you will see for yourself the professionalism and compassion they have for their clients.

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​Aggressive Representation after a Fire Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Orange County, CA

If your life has been upended by a fire in your California home, we know you have a lot on your mind. Where is your family going to stay? How will you afford to replace all of your personal items? Who is responsible for all of this? At Burke Argos in Irvine, California, we understand how tragic these situations can be. That's why our attorneys handle every residential fire case with the utmost compassion as they aggressively pursue an excellent outcome for their clients.

Personal injury attorney Sean M. Burke and have secured millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for California residents. They have earned numerous professional accolades, including Mr. Burke's recognition as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the nation by The National Trial Lawyers and Mr. Argos' recognition as a "Rising Star" by Southern California Super Lawyers for four consecutive years.

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Mr. Burke has been handling fire damage cases in California for decades. Our lawyers understand the applicable laws, know the value of your property, and maintain strong relationships with the experts you will need in order to build your case. If your property was damaged by a fire in Orange County or anywhere in Southern California, you owe it to yourself to enlist the best available attorneys. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our legal team today. You can schedule a consultation by booking online or by calling us at (949) 644-3434.

We Work on a Contingency Basis

The attorneys at our Orange County firm work on a contingency basis, meaning you only need to pay us if we secure restitution for you. We believe our pricing is very reasonable, and we are committed to treating every client with honesty and integrity.

My California Residence Suffered Fire Damage... What Should I Do?

Of course, your first step after a fire should be ensuring that all of your family members, neighbors, and pets are safe and healthy. Once the fire has been extinguished and everyone's health is accounted for, the lawyers at our Irvine, Orange County, firm recommend taking the following actions, in no particular order, to begin the process of preparing for a potential legal battle:

Assess the Damage

You should make a list of all of your personal items that were damaged. Be as detailed as possible. This information will be extremely relevant in pursuing a settlement or jury award. Also, we encourage all of our clients to take many pictures of the damaged property as soon as possible. California courts and insurance companies will take these images into account in the future.

Keep Track of Expenses

A jury award or settlement could include compensation beyond the cash value of damaged goods. Make sure to keep a detailed list of medical expenses, hotel costs, lost wages, and any other expense you incur as a result of the incident.

Contact Your Insurance Agent

You should contact your insurance company as soon as possible after a fire. To make sure they can't accuse you later of not following their instructions, do exactly what they tell you. We recommend taking very detailed notes of the conversation you have with your agent.

Retain an Attorney

A lawyer can help you handle every legal aspect of a fire damage claim. We recommend retaining an attorney as soon as possible so they can provide you aid and advice throughout the process of making your life whole again. The attorneys at our Irvine, Orange County, firm get to know our clients personally and focus on helping them achieve the best possible outcome.


Betty P.

October 24, 2017

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My experience with Sean Burke as my legal counsel was the most professional, caring and supportive experience through on of the hardest times in my life. Sean always insured that my best interest was the priority. His honesty and care was evident to my family as well, as they were going through a nightmare with me. His staff is amazing as well. Sean worked to settle my case with the optimum outcome. I couldn't have gotten through without his help and representation. He and his law firm are angels to my family and me.

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Monica B.

April 5, 2018

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I don't even know where to begin.. Sean and his team were so amazing through out our whole case! Very professional and they made my brother and I feel like family at the end of it all.. I Truly can't put into words how easy and amazing he made this for us especially while dealing and mourning with the loss of my mother and sister. Thank you so so much Sean and everyone else who helped up and continue to help us even after our case settled, I appreciate you guys so much from the bottom of my heart!!! I'm so happy to move forward and know we got the justice we deserved, You changed my life. Thank you once again.

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Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, APC

At Law Offices of Sean M. Burke, APC in Irvine, CA, personal injury attorneys Sean M. Burke aggressively represent victims to help them obtain the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another party, schedule a consultation today by booking online or by calling (949) 644-3434.

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