Wildfires & Utility Companies

Carr Wildfire and Camp Fire could have been prevented and so can the next California wildfire

Could the Carr Wildfire and Camp Wildfire Have Been Prevented? According to a recent story by ProPublica, numerous government agencies in California knew about the dangers that led to the Carr wildfire in July 2018 and did little to nothing to prevent the horrific catastrophe. The Carr Fire was the third of four catastrophic wildfires [...]

By |2019-04-02T07:32:03-07:00January 10th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim for the Camp Fire and Butte County Fires

The Camp Fire and Butte County fires caused millions of dollars in property damage and altered the lives of thousands of individuals. In this article, our Camp Fire lawsuit attorney discusses: Update on Camp Fire and Butte County Fires How to deal with the aftermath of the Camp Fire FAQs about filing a wrongful death [...]

By |2019-04-02T06:27:47-07:00December 11th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies, Wrongful Death|

Victims of Camp Fire Might Now Face Dangers from Mudslides

Unfortunately, the consequences of the Camp Fire continue to cause injury, financial hardships, and heartbreak for the victims. Mudslides may now claim additional lives and destroy more property. In this article, our Camp Fire wrongful death lawyers discuss: The Threat of Mudslides After Wildfires Firefighters Try to Reduce the Chance of Mudslides Mud Also Makes [...]

By |2019-04-02T08:28:16-07:00December 11th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

California Department of Insurance Asks Insurance Companies to Expedite Claims Handling Procedures for California Wildfires

The latest estimates of insurance losses from California wildfires is between 9 billion dollars and 13 billion dollars. These estimates include property and auto damage, such as burn and smoke damage, business interruption, additional living expenses, and contents loss. With this level of destruction and disruption, there is an urgent need to expedite insurance procedures [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:44:26-07:00November 29th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

How To File a Business or Commercial Fire Loss Insurance Claim?

With frequent wildfires in both northern and southern California, insurance companies are under intense pressure to save money and reduce the size of their reimbursements. If your business has been damaged by a wildfire, be prepared and understand what your commercial property policy covers and how to make a commercial fire loss claim. A typical [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:48:39-07:00November 28th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Is PG&E Responsible for the Camp Fire Wildfire?

Could it be true? Is the state of California going to pass along the cost of the Camp Fire to the victims? In this article, our Camp Fire lawsuit attorney discusses: How Can Customers Be Required to Pay for Some of the Damages Caused by the California Wildfires? Why Should PG&E Be Able to Pass [...]

By |2019-04-02T08:37:10-07:00November 27th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

How to File a Homeowners Insurance Fire Claim

A homeowners insurance policy covers damage from fires—like those in southern and northern California. And like those wildfires in California that raged throughout Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte, Tulare and Solano, it’s important for everyone to know how to file a homeowners insurance fire claim after disaster occurs. Types of Insurance Coverage The Basic Form insures your property against a basic [...]

By |2019-04-01T16:02:25-07:00November 18th, 2018|Insurance Bad Faith, Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Cal Fire determines PG&E responsible for at least 12 deadly Wine Country wildfires in 2017

On June 9, 2018, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) determined that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the dominant supplier of electrical and gas services in northern California, was responsible for at least 12 deadly wildfires in 2017 that, combined with numerous others, amounted to one of the deadliest wildfire [...]

By |2019-04-17T09:41:52-07:00June 28th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Residents Continue to Struggle to Rebuild After California Wine Country Wildfires

Now months after the California wildfires of 2017, residents and businesses are still struggling to rebuild after one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in California history. PG&E, the northern California utility company now widely seen as responsible for many of these fires (and, particularly, for the so-called Wine Country fires around northern California), has [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:43:22-07:00March 26th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

PG&E Wildfire Responsibility for Northern California Fires

Recent investigations have conclusively suggested that PG&E is directly responsible for at least one of the deadly Wine Country and North Coast fires that ravaged northern California in 2017. On October 8, two small fires in Santa Rosa ignited close to, but separate from, the more well-known Wine Country fires that destroyed over 6,000 homes [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:50:27-07:00February 18th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|