The financial recovery options for those who have suffered Dixie Fire losses can be broken down into two categories: short-term options and long-term options.
There are two primary short-term options for those seeking to obtain financial compensation for their losses in the Dixie Fire: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and your own insurance company.
FEMA is the quickest route to a financial recovery for Dixie Fire victims with no or limited insurance. Dixie Fire victims with limited or no insurance can obtain up to $32,000 in cash from FEMA.
Those with insurance should immediately reach out to their adjuster to get whatever benefits they have.
The FEMA And Insurance Processes Are Easy
Most people can handle the processes of filling out FEMA and insurance applications and obtaining a recovery that way.
Law firms typically don’t represent clients in order to obtain FEMA money or insurance money. The process of obtaining this money isn’t very involved as far as legal analysis. It’s more about filling forms out and staying on top of things.
Our Dixie Fire lawyers assist our clients with this process, but we don’t take a percentage of any FEMA or insurance money from our clients as this is easy money our clients are entitled to. Our focus, instead, is on the litigation process against PG&E, such as their vegetation management contractor, or possibly a drone contractor, as a drone appears to have interfered with firefighting efforts on the day the Dixie Fire started.
The focus of our Dixie Fire attorneys is on obtaining financial compensation from PG&E and any other party responsible for the Dixie Fire.
Litigation against PG&E and other responsible parties is the long-term option for financial recovery for Dixie Fire victims, and it’s almost certainly a necessary one for any Dixie Fire victims seeking full compensation for their Dixie Fire losses.
The demand for building materials and construction contractors right now is sky-high because of how many wildfires there have been in recent years in California. Unfortunately, the supply for building materials is low due to supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These factors combine to cause the cost of recovering from the Dixie Fire to skyrocket. In other words, it’s likely that FEMA and/or insurance money won’t fully cover your Dixie Fire losses. This is where a Dixie Fire lawsuit against PG&E comes into play.
What Recovery Options Are There In A Dixie Fire Lawsuit?
A Dixie Fire lawsuit can lead to many different types of financial recoveries, including compensation for:
- Damaged or destroyed property and belongings
- Damaged or destroyed trees, timber or underwood
- Damaged or destroyed crops
- Depreciation of value of land
- Injury or death
- Harmed or lost pets or livestock
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial bills
- Business losses and interruptions
- Lost wages
- The cost to evacuate
- Emotional distress
Can I Sue PG&E For My Dixie Fire Losses?
Yes, we can help you sue PG&E for any losses you have incurred as a result of the Dixie Fire. Utilities are liable for any damages caused by fires they start under California law. PG&E has already admitted that its equipment may have started the Dixie Fire, and that it will probably incur financial losses connected to the fire.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire Dixie Fire Lawyers?
Our Dixie Fire lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen are essentially free. The only fee we will ever charge you will be a percentage of any recovery if we obtain a financial recovery for you. We do not charge a fee if a recovery is not obtained. Therefore, you will never owe us any money out of your own pocket.
Call us today at (530) 479-3121 for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered property damage, injury or death as a result of the Dixie Fire. We can help you obtain financial compensation from PG&E for your losses.