Do I Qualify for a Mobile Home Lawsuit?
Both fact and public perception indicate the first structures to be blown off their foundations during a tornado are mobile homes. The United States Congress, in recognition of these severe mobile home problems, mandates that the mobile home manufacturing industry effectively “tie down” all mobile homes to withstand wind speeds of up to 110mph.
Proper tie-down techniques
The vast majority of tornadoes clock wind speeds under 110mph. Thus, if the mobile home industry met federal standards, there would be fewer mobile home problems due to tornadoes. This industry, however, has chosen to recklessly disregard the requirements set by federal law.
Improperly tied-down mobile home
Many mobile home dwellers who suffer serious injuries or wrongful death are unaware of the potential claims against the mobile home manufacturing industry based on its conscious disregard for their safety. The Keenan Law Firm pioneered mobile home lawsuits in response and several staff attorneys have given lectures and published articles on mobile home lawsuits, mobile home problems, and resources available.
What Do I Do If I Am Hurt?
If you suffered an injury after an incident involving your mobile home and a storm such as a tornado, the most important thing for you to do is seek help from a medical professional. Of course, there is probably a lot on your mind and a lot on your plate after you’ve lost your home and survived a storm. We need you to prioritize your physical self. Your health is so important. If you do not have your health, you don’t have anything. You could seek help at an emergency room, an urgent care center, or even through an appointment with your primary care physician, so long as it is urgent and you don’t delay. Take any advice that the doctors give you so that you can get better as soon as possible.
It is so important for you to not delay seeking medical care because, if you do, the insurance companies who are representing the manufacturer of the mobile home will take this opportunity to try to undermine the value of your claim or even throw it away. They might try to accuse you of lying about how you got your injuries or how bad they are, if you waited to get treatment. Insurance companies like to say that you lied about how badly you were hurt because you could not possibly have waited to get care if you were hurt that badly. They don’t care that you just lost your home and there are a million things on your plate and you pushed through pain to do them. They will take any opportunity to save themselves money.
Allow your mobile home lawyers to manage communications with the mobile home manufacturers for you. They will be able to protect your rights from the insurance company. Under no circumstances should you feel obligated to give the insurance company a recorded statement. It will not help your case. It will only make the insurance company’s case against you stronger.
Call Our Mobile Home Attorneys
The mobile home attorneys here at The Keenan Law Firm want to help get the justice that your client deserves. It is something that we take very seriously. Set up your first consultation with us as soon as possible.