Individuals and families who were renting homes may be entitled to compensation if their personal property was damaged or destroyed in the Dixie Fire. According to KRCR News, homeowners and renters can get compensation for the Dixie Fire from PG&E, which has agreed to settle all valid claims by the end of summer 2022.
At Nadrich & Cohen, we are committed to helping people build strong cases for the compensation they are entitled to receive. Our personal injury lawyers will catalog the contents of your home, document your losses, and create a detailed list of the financial and non-financial damages you may be entitled to receive. We will also deal with the insurance company for you, so you can focus on rebuilding your life.
Potential Dixie Fire Compensation for Renters
PG&E has agreed to make restitution to renters who were displaced and lost their possessions in the Dixie Fire. Renters entitled to compensation from PG&E can potentially look forward to receiving payments. Per KRCR News, renters can expect to receive $140 per square foot of lost rental home contents due to the Dixie Fire.
When our law firm submits your compensation request, PG&E must accept or reject your offer within 30 days. If they make a counteroffer, you have another 30 days to accept or reject it. If you do not agree to their offer, we will help you make a counteroffer or clarify the validity of your original request.
Once both parties reach an agreement, PG&E has up to 30 days to make payment. We will ensure your case adheres to the proper timeline, so you can receive payment and start rebuilding your life as soon as possible.
PG&E’s Role in the Dixie Fire
PG&E is being held responsible for the fire because the fire began when a tree fell onto a high-voltage power line. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) determined that a falling tree struck PG&E’s electrical distribution lines and sparked the fire.
The Dixie Fire is the second-largest wildfire in California history, according to CAL FIRE. It destroyed more than 1,300 buildings and structures and burned nearly 1 million acres.
Individuals and families who occupied rental properties experienced loss and devastation just like residential and commercial property owners did. As such, they are all in line for compensation together.
How Do I File a Claim for Dixie Fire Compensation?
On your own, filing a claim can be complicated and stressful — particularly in the aftermath of such a devastating fire. The fact that many others experienced similar losses at the same time and are filing similar requests for compensation can also make filing your claim alone more complex.
To bolster and support your right to financial compensation, we will:
- Carefully document your financial expenses and losses
- Prove the fire was responsible for your property loss
- Ensure your case and any required documentation meet the applicable notification and filing deadlines
- Explore any rental insurance policies you have that may offer additional forms of compensation
- Ensure we file your case within the deadline
When you trust our personal injury team with your case, we will handle all the details for you. In addition to getting our familiarity with state and local law on your side, you’ll also get the power and support of our entire client-focused team behind you.
Renters Might Be Eligible for Additional Compensation
A fire can do more than cause damage to your rental property and displace you and your family. It could also have left you or someone else in your home with serious injuries. If this was the case, you could be entitled to compensation above and beyond the damage to your rental home’s contents.
Possible injuries associated with the fire include:
- Severe burns in varying degrees
- Smoke inhalation and lung damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Contusions, abrasions, and infections
- Head, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Like anyone else affected, renters can get compensation for the Dixie Fire and its impact on physical and emotional health. At Nadrich & Cohen, we are passionate about helping renters obtain the compensation they are entitled to in every available category.
It Costs Nothing Out of Your Pocket to Put Us to Work for You
In the weeks and months after the Dixie Fire, you likely experienced financial hardship in many forms. Our law firm will not add to the financial stress of the post-fire experience. Instead, we’ll represent you on a contingency fee basis.
Here is how that benefits you:
- We’ll investigate on your behalf
- We’ll handle all necessary legal filings
- We’ll absorb all the costs of preparing your case
- We’ll handle the settlement negotiation process
Our team will do all this without expecting compensation until we win a settlement for you. In lieu of traditional fees, we’ll accept a percentage of your financial award as compensation and will not charge you any fees if your case does not result in financial recovery. We also provide you with additional resources and information on our blog page.
Call for Your Free Dixie Fire Claim Consultation Today
Losing nearly everything you own can be a devastating and life-changing event. If you or someone you love was injured or lost personal property in the Dixie Fire, you may deserve compensation. Learn more about your compensation options as a renter and see how hard we’ll fight to recover damages for you.
Contact one of our team members at Nadrich & Cohen to start preparing your case today.