Fire Victim Trust

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Injury Claims

135. What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury Claims are claims for physical, bodily injury and any related pain and suffering and/or mental anguish resulting from the bodily injury. Personal Injury Claims may include but are not limited to the following types of bodily injuries suffered as a result of the Fires:


  1. Bodily injury that involves substantial risk of death or disfigurement;

  3. Injuries causing blindness or deafness;

  5. Disfiguring burns; and

  7. Traumatic brain injury or other brain injuries that result in permanent cognitive impairment, physical disability or mood imbalance.

136. What types of documents are required to support my Personal Injury Claim?

Claimants must submit sufficient documents, including all available medical bills and records related to the injury, identifying the type and severity of bodily injury, demonstrating the causal relationship to the Fires, and reflecting any treatment required and/or received. The following documents will be particularly helpful to support a Personal Injury Claim:


  • Medical records related to the injury, including medical records from a treating physician or healthcare provider relating to diagnosis and prognosis;

  • Medical bills related to the injury;

  • Written narratives detailing the Claimant’s injury and any mental anguish, pain and suffering, and inconvenience suffered as a result; and

  • Photos or videos depicting the Claimant’s injury.

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