Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers is actively retaining Zogg Fire victims. You might qualify for financial compensation if the Zogg Fire injured you or damaged or destroyed your property. You will never be charged a fee if we don’t obtain a recovery for you.
CAL FIRE has determined that the Zogg Fire started when a pine tree contacted electrical distribution lines operated and owned by PG&E. Let us hold PG&E accountable for their actions while we obtain justice for you. Call us today at 877-918-0185 for a free case evaluation. We have already retained thousands of fire victims in the Camp, Kincade, North Bay, Dixie Fire and Fly Fire, all involving PG&E power lines.
PG&E Equipment And The Zogg Fire
PG&E stated in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that “A PG&E SmartMeter and a line recloser serving [the area where the fire began] reported alarms and other activity between approximately 2:40 p.m. and 3:06 p.m.” The filing states that wildfire camera and satellite data reveal smoke, heat or fire signs in the same area between 2:43 p.m. and 2:46 p.m.
An NBC Bay Area investigation found that “clueless” tree crews left trees standing near power lines in the general area where the Zogg Fire started.
The California Public Utilities Commission has placed PG&E into the first step of enhanced oversight because the company has failed to give adequate priority to vegetation clearance on high-risk power lines.
The Zogg Fire burned 56,338 acres of land, having destroyed 204 structures and killed four people.
How We Can Obtain You A Zogg Fire Recovery
We can obtain for you the largest possible Zogg Fire recovery due to our extensive experience in handling wildfire lawsuits. Our law firms have already filed numerous Kincade Fire lawsuits claiming the fire started because PG&E failed to adequately maintain its equipment and the vegetation around it. CAL FIRE has found PG&E’s power lines responsible for the Zogg Fire, so Zogg Fire lawsuits will seek damages based on similar causes of action to Kincade Fire lawsuits.
You may be eligible for financial compensation based on numerous causes of action, including:
One is negligent when they don’t act with the same level of care that a reasonably careful person would act given the same circumstances. A reasonable utility company would perform proper, adequate and timely maintenance on its equipment and surrounding vegetation. Failing to adequately perform this maintenance in a timely manner is negligent.
Inverse condemnation refers to a section of California’s constitution, Article One, Section 19, which states that just compensation needs to be paid to the owner of a property which is taken or damaged for a public use. This applies to utility companies in California as well as the government. Therefore, inverse condemnation applies to property which is damaged by a fire started due to a utility company’s negligence.
Organizations that know or should know a dangerous condition exists on their property and fail to do anything about it are liable in California for damages caused by that dangerous condition. Improperly maintained power lines and vegetation would constitute a dangerous condition.
Violation of Public Utilities Code § 2106
This code essentially states that when a utility company breaks a law, the utility company is liable for any property damage resulting from this unlawful action. It appears the Zogg Fire started because PG&E failed to maintain equipment and vegetation as mandated by California laws and regulations.
Violation of Health and Safety Code § 13007
This code essentially says that anyone who negligently starts a fire is liable for any damages caused by that fire.
Any fire that has a negative impact on a large number of people is a public nuisance.
It is considered a private nuisance when a fire obstructs the free use of one’s own private property.
Zogg Fire Damages We Can Recover For You
- Physical injury or death
- Home loss/ damage
- Landscape & tree loss/damage
- Evacuation expenses
- Business loss or damage
- Lost business income
- Agricultural product and crop losses
Zogg Fire Lawyers
We can recover damages for you even if you’re not a homeowner and even if you are not insured.
Nadrich & Cohen and its legal teams have handled multiple wildfire claims against PG&E. We have a team of experts and lawyers who have been successfully handling wildfire claims for a decade and already have thousands of California wildfire victims currently retained.
We only collect a fee for our services if a recovery is made. You do not owe us a penny if we do not make a recovery. That is our no fee promise.
Nadrich & Cohen is actively retaining Zogg Fire victims. Let us help you recover from this difficult situation. Call us today at 877-918-0185. You may be eligible for a financial recovery. You can also use the live chat feature on this page or complete the contact form to request a free consultation. We will promptly respond to your request.