Fires in Gironde: Victims contact their insurance companies for compensation

Fires in Gironde: Victims contact their insurance companies for compensation



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Feuerstein, c. Vitalin, L Bequez, L Michel – France 3

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On Monday, July 25, while the Gironde fires are extinguished, residents go home. Some assess the damage and question their compensation.

In Origne (Girond), Maryse returns to her residence after being evacuated due to the fire in Landeras (Girond). She finds her garage destroyed and fears for the car that her daughter was repairing, which has burned down. She hopes that insurance companies will be able to cover part of the damage. The fires would not be classified as a natural disaster, as the fires were caused by an accident at La Teste-de-Buch (Girond) and criminalized by Landiras. Victims will have to deal with their own insurance.

Jerome Blanc, a resident of Cazaux (Girond) lost two cars in the fire. It is not a multi-risk insurer, it is only a third party. “I may wait for a gesture from management, from the state“No assistance is given to individuals, but victims can take legal action,” he explains.One can think of all forms of damage, moral damage caused by losing one’s home, physical damage, financial damage. All of this will be covered by criminal justiceDamien Legrand, attorney, details.

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