Physical Dangers of Smoke Damage
There are many who were directly affected by the Bastrop County wildfires of 2011. The specific adverse effects may have varied from person to person, or family to family, but one widespread concern has been the impact of smoke damage. Though the hazards of smoke may not be immediately apparent, the reality is that exposure can wreak havoc one one’s health. Moreover, smoke damage to property can contaminate one’s home or belongings, thereby creating additional ongoing health risk.
If you, your family, or your business have experienced negative health effects or losses due to smoke damage, it is important that you have access to the benefits that are contractually owed to you by your insurance company. For legal advice and assistance if you have encountered difficulties in recovering what you are due, contact the experienced Bastrop fire insurance claim attorneys of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-639-8460.
Consequences of Smoke Damage
Although flame may seem to be the most dangerous part of a wildfire, it would be unwise to discount the effects of smoke. Smoke-related health concerns actually account for more fatalities than do burns or exposure to heat. Some of the specific consequences of exposure to smoke are:
- Smoke inhalation
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
- Property damage
The degree of danger and the nature of related health concerns is largely influenced by the chemical composition of the smoke. And while property damage may not seem linked to your physical health, it can be, since smoke can cause an unsafe amount of toxins in your personal property, making contact with that property harmful.
Do not delay seeking legal counsel if you have had difficulty recovering insurance benefits for smoke-related property damage. Contact the experienced Bastrop fire insurance claim attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-639-8460 today.