• Often bushfires occur because of the negligence of another party.
  • The bushfire may have been caused, for instance, by the inappropriate use of machinery, a burning off operation gone wrong, or a problem with the maintenance of overhead powerlines.
  • If you have been burnt out because of the negligent action of another party, you would be entitled to bring a claim for damages.
  • Tim Abbott has acted for many victims of bushfires over the years.
  • In recent times he has successfully concluded claims for the victims of the Holbrook/Humula fires which caused a large amount of damage to farmers in that area.
  • Tim’s farming background is of great assistance in understanding the losses that people suffer as a consequence of being burnt out.
  • Losses include things such as agistment fodder, fencing, clearing, loss of pasture, and loss of stock.
  • It sometimes it takes years to get over the effects of a bushfire in terms of in terms of re-sowing of pastures and replacing or repairing infrastructure.
  • These types of claims are inevitably paid out by an insurance company as fortuitously most entities or parties, including farmers, have public liability insurance.
  • Tim consults with expert agricultural consultants who know how to maximise any claims that are brought.
  • Tim will undertake any bushfire claim on the basis that he will not charge any fees unless the claim is successfully concluded, and only when that occurs.
  • If you have suffered damage as a consequence of a fire entering on your property, make an appointment to see Tim as he won’t charge you a fee for any initial consultation.

Tim Abbott will not charge for any initial free consultation, so please phone him and make an appointment.

(02) 69 268 268

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