In 2018, Southern California saw numerous landslides and mudflows. These mudflows caused $177 million in property damage, $7 million in emergency response costs, and $43 million in clean up. It also resulted in 21 deaths and 28 injuries to homeowners and residents.
Landslide damage can be serious and can impact virtually every aspect of your life. When your home is destroyed or damaged by landslides or mudflows, you will need to have it repaired quickly. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always handle landslide claims efficiently. They may refuse to handle your claim, deny your claim, or place the burden back on your shoulders. When this happens, you need an experienced and skilled San Marcos landslide attorney on your side.
The legal team of Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law can handle all the legalities of landslide claims, so that you can focus on rebuilding your life and restoring your home. We will negotiate with insurance companies and protect your rights along the way. If your insurance company is acting in bad faith or has denied your claim unfairly, we can help.
Typical Damages Caused by Landslides
Natural disasters are notorious catalysts for landslides. From heavy and torrential rains to earthquakes, landslides are often unpredictable. The wall of water, mud, and rocks that comes roaring down a hillside quickly is often powerful enough to pick up trees, houses, and cars in its path. However, Mother Nature is not the only cause of landslides.
Landslides and mudslides are also caused by human intervention. Neighboring properties that have been developed or maintained improperly can create conditions that could cause serious structural damage to your property. Often, these landslides could’ve been prevented had the nearby landowner or builder adhered to land use standards.
California homeowners may suffer unimaginable losses and damage after a landslide, including:
Mud and dirt intrusion into home
Patio or deck damage
Wall and structural damage
Mold and mildew damage
After a landslide, property owners must act quickly to avoid further damage and to protect themselves from potential litigation. Our property damage attorneys understand your need to evaluate and repair the damage quickly. That’s why we use a team of consultants and experts, such as geological and geotechnical experts, to help property owners coordinate appraisals, repairs and insurance claims, all while defending against liability and future litigation. We will help determine the technical issues on your property that need to be repaired and work with insurance companies to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. If you are a business, landlord, or property owner, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as you are able.
Contact San Marcos Landslides Attorney Anthony Abbott
If you are a property owner in California, landslides may cause years of headaches, costly property repairs, and litigation. Whether you’re a homeowner or the owner of an apartment complex, in just a few minutes, a landslide can destroy what took you years to build. In the aftermath of a landslide, you may find yourself suddenly embroiled in disputes with neighbors, the city, your tenants, and even the insurance company. When this occurs, an experienced San Marcos landslide attorney can help you protect your property, your rights, and your future throughout the entire legal process. From cleanup to rebuild, the California legal team of Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law is ready to assist you.
With an office conveniently located in San Marcos, we offer legal services throughout the entire San Diego area, including San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Poway, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Del Mar, Pala Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe, El Cajon and more. Contact Anthony Abbott Attorney at Law at (760) 855-0624 or fill out our confidential contact form for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We’re ready to fight for you.