New Orleans, LA asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana

Q: A used tire store near my residence started a large fire. Police are investigating the cause; Could this be a case?

The air was filled with so much black smoke that the highway was blocked off. The fire burned down telephone lines and caused power to be out for half of the day and my building had no water due to it being used to put out the fire. My biggest concern is obviously the health risks that come with burning tires.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Are you having an symptoms? Have you seen a health care providers complaining of any symptoms which you relate to the fire? If you have no injuries as a result of the fire, then you have no damages.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Louisiana attorney could advise best, according to state-specific air quality, public health, and environmental laws. It could depend on the health effects suffered and the medical documentation to support any claims you might have. Because it's a single, passing event, it does not look like a case that law firms would be eager to consider. But that's only an individual opinion - you could reach out to local attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult - they could see things differently, based on additional details. Good luck

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