Nadrich & Cohen is actively retaining victims of the Mosquito Fire.
Update: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has opened its Direct Payments for Community Recovery program to Mosquito Fire victims. Unfortunately this program appears to be an attempt by PG&E to escape full liability for damages caused by the Mosquito Fire by offering fire victims much less than they deserve.
The Mosquito Fire began on September 6, 2022, near Mosquito Ridge Road near Foresthill, CA. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) submitted a report to the California Public Utilities Commission, which stated that “electrical activity occurred close in time to the report time of the fire.” The report also stated that the United States Forest Service has placed caution tape around a 60Kv PG&E transmission pole’s base.
The United States Forest Service has seized a PG&E power pole as part of its Mosquito Fire investigation. This investigation into the cause of the Mosquito Fire is ongoing. However, there is a long history of PG&E’s equipment starting wildfires in California.
California law allows those who suffer losses due to wildfires caused by utilities such as PG&E to recover their losses from the utilities. Our experienced wildfire attorneys have been holding PG&E accountable for its failures for years and can recover financial compensation for your Mosquito Fire-related losses.
What Can Be Recovered in a Mosquito Fire Lawsuit?
If you have suffered losses due to the Mosquito Fire, it’s highly likely that your insurance company will not cover all your losses. We can recover any Mosquito Fire-related losses that aren’t covered by your insurance.
A lot of people who are impacted by wildfires in California eventually find out that their insurance won’t cover all their losses, like the complete costs of rebuilding their home, restoring their landscaping, or replacing their personal property.
We can recover both uninsured and underinsured damages for you, such as the costs to evacuate, annoyance damages, discomfort damages, property damage, and any attorney fees and costs.
If you have suffered damages due to the Mosquito Fire, you may qualify for financial compensation from PG&E for:
- Evacuation costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of belongings or personal property
- Loss of wages
- Repair or replacement costs for your home and/or property
- Smoke damage
- Damage to timber, trees, or underwood
- Death or injury due to the Mosquito Fire
- Depreciation of land value
- Emotional distress
- Business interruption
- Business losses
- Loss of or harm to pets or livestock
- Loss of crops
- Burial and funeral expenses
Nadrich & Cohen and its partners work with only the best experts with vast experience in the investigation of wildfires.
While the investigation into the cause of the Mosquito Fire is not yet complete, it appears as if PG&E’s equipment may be responsible for the Mosquito Fire. Because of this, it is very important for you to hire experienced, battle-tested wildfire lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen, who will fight to protect your legal rights.
Wildfire Lawsuit Myths
There are many common myths regarding who has the right to file a lawsuit against a utility responsible for starting a fire. Some of those myths include:
Only Those Who Are Insured Can File a Lawsuit
You do not need an insurance policy to file a Mosquito Fire lawsuit against PG&E. We can file a lawsuit against PG&E on your behalf, which is a claim in court that is not dependent upon any insurance policy.
If you do have an insurance policy, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf even if your losses have been partially covered by your insurance policy. The lawsuit would seek to recover any losses not covered by your insurance.
Only Those Who Own Homes Can File a Lawsuit
You do not need to be a homeowner to file a Mosquito Fire lawsuit. A lawsuit can be filed for a lot of reasons, such as evacuation costs, losing your rental home, health problems caused by the Mosquito Fire, or losing personal property.
Only Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Victims Can File a Lawsuit
You do not need to have suffered an injury or wrongful death to file a Mosquito Fire lawsuit. Other reasons you can file a lawsuit include property damage, evacuation costs, or business interruption.
Only Losses That Are Documented Are Eligible for Recovery in a Lawsuit
While documents certainly help in a lawsuit, you do not need documents proving every single loss you suffered. You might qualify to file a lawsuit if you have or lack documentation. Your claim might even be enabled simply because you needed to flee the Mosquito Fire.
Do I Qualify for a Mosquito Fire Lawsuit?
Our California Mosquito Fire lawsuit lawyers can file a lawsuit against PG&E on your behalf if you have suffered any financial losses due to the Mosquito Fire. California utilities are financially liable for any property damage caused by fires that are started by their equipment.
This liability is due to the concept of inverse condemnation. Essentially, the state constitution states that private property can’t be damaged for public use without just compensation being paid to the property owner, and courts have ruled this applies to wildfires started by public or private utilities.
Under Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 1714, companies like PG&E are also liable in California for any damages caused by their negligence or failure to be reasonably careful to prevent harm. These damages can include evacuation costs, injuries, or wrongful death damages.
While the cause of the Mosquito Fire is still being investigated, countless other past California wildfires have been caused by PG&E’s negligent failure to maintain their power equipment and the vegetation around it. It appears that the Mosquito Fire may have also been the result of PG&E’s negligence.
Mosquito Fire Attorneys
Our experienced wildfire lawyers have filed hundreds of legal actions against victims of California wildfires and have spent years holding PG&E accountable for its negligent failure to maintain its equipment and any vegetation around it. Our legal teams contain lawyers who have been in positions of leadership in past wildfire litigation against PG&E.
The circumstances now surrounding the Mosquito Fire appear very similar to the circumstances we saw during those fires. In each of those fires, the cause ended up being PG&E’s failure to properly maintain their power lines and/or the vegetation surrounding them.
Contact Nadrich & Cohen Today
Call us, text us from this page, or contact us online today for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered evacuation, property damage, injury, or death due to the Mosquito Fire. The only fee we charge is a percentage of any financial recovery obtained for you. And we won’t charge you a fee unless and until we recover financial compensation from PG&E for you.