California Wildfire Lawsuit
The state of California has seen many years of drought in the past decade, creating dry, fire-prone conditions. The combination of these conditions and the negligence of utilities has led to many destructive wildfires. We handle cases involving the following:
Call us now at (800) 718-4658 if you were injured or suffered property damage in a California wildfire which was started by a utility company. You may be eligible for financial compensation in a California wildfire lawsuit.
Contingency Fee Representation
We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means we only charge a fee for our representation if we obtain a recovery for you. Our services are free if we don’t obtain financial compensation for you. We only charge a small portion of your recovery as our fee, and only if we obtain a recovery for you.
California Wildfire Lawsuit Recoveries
There are a surprising amount of damages one can be financially compensated for in a California wildfire claim. These damages include:
- Home and property repair or replacement costs
- Loss of a rental home
- Evacuation-related expenses
- Belongs and personal property lost to a fire-prone
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Injury or wrongful death
- Depreciation of value of land
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Lost crops
- Damaged trees, timber or underwood
- Business losses
- Harmed or lost pets or livestock
- Business interruption
Can I File A Wildlife Lawsuit If I’m A Renter?
Yes. Losing your home is a traumatic and expensive experience, regardless if you own it or not, and it is still something you can be financially compensated for. You can also be comepensated for any belongings or personal property lost in your rental home.
Can I File A Wildlife Lawsuit If I’m Uninsured?
Yes. We represent the victims of wildfires which were started by the negligence of others. We obtain our clients financial compensation from the negligent parties who start California wildfires.
Do I Need Documents To Prove I Lost Everything?
They help, but no. Just having to evacuate the fire alone may enable to you file a wildfire claim with us.
California Wildfire Law
California’s constitution mandates that owners of property be compensated justly when their property is damaged for a public use. California courts have ruled that this applies to property which is damaged by wildfires which a private or public utility starts in California. This concept is known as inverse condemnation.
Many fires are started due to negligence, which is the failure to be reasonably careful in order to prevent harm from happening. Several recent California wildfires appear to have started due to utilities failing to adequately maintain their equipment and the vegetation surrounding it.
Public Utilities Code § 2106 holds utilities liable for any harm caused by their failure to obey the law. Failing to adequately maintain power equipment and the vegetation around it constitutes a violation of several orders and codes.
Health & Safety Code § 13007 holds anyone that lets a fire start and spread to another person’s property is liable to the property owner for fire damages.
We can obtain financial compensation for your damaged or lost property and more based on the above laws and more if you are a victim of a California wildfire.
Free Legal Consultation
Let us hold the utilities responsible for their negligence. We are actively retaining California wildfire victims. Our California wildfire team has already retained thousands of California wildfire victims. Call us now at (800) 718-4658 if you were injured or had property damaged in a California wildfire. You might be entitled to financial compensation.