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

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 that burned their way through hundreds of thousands of acres [...]

By |2019-01-10T13:35:29+00:00January 10th, 2019|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

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

Update on Camp Fire and Butte County Fires As of December 10, 2018, three more people were identified, bringing the number of deaths attributable to the Camp Fire to 85. Three people are unaccounted for with 31 people being tentatively identified and 50 people being positively identified. Crews continue to search the charred remains for [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:27:58+00:00December 11th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies, Wrongful Death|

Victims of Camp Fire Might Now Face Dangers from Mudslides

CBS News reported on November 20, 2018, that the death toll from the Northern California Camp Fire was at 81 with heavy rains bringing the threat of mudslides to the area. Families who have already lost loved ones in the Camp Fire may now face additional life-threatening conditions. As the number of individuals who have [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:37:33+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 28th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|

Is PG&E Responsible for the Camp Fire Wildfire?

The images are heartbreaking. However, for the survivors of the Camp Fire wildfire, the reality is far more devastating and tragic. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the wildfires in Butte County. Even though the fires are still raging, the work to determine how the fires started and who is liable for the [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:54:18+00:00November 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 |2018-12-20T19:01:47+00:00November 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 |2019-01-02T16:34:54+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 18th, 2018|Wildfires & Utility Companies|