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Paradise & Butte County Fire Attorneys – (415) 858-6692

The historic Camp Fire in Butte County has decimated more than 7,000 homes and claimed approximately 50 human lives. More than 117,000 acres have been burned, and thousands of people have lost their homes, property, and livelihoods to the blaze. Now, the survivors of the fire are seeking compensation for their losses, and our team here at The Matiasic Firm is representing them.

If you have experienced loss due to the Camp Fire in Northern California, please call (415) 858-6692 to schedule a free case evaluation with our wildfire lawyers in Northern California.

Liability for the Camp Fire in Butte County

At this time, there is some evidence pointing towards Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) being held liable for the damages caused by the Camp Fire in Paradise and other communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Initial investigations have hinted that professional negligence on part of the utility company may have triggered the infernos that caused such widespread devastation. Do not miss your chance to file a claim of your own. Contact our Butte County wildfire attorneys now.

PG&E has previously appeared liable for devastating fires:

  • Reports indicate that PG&E may be responsible for some of the damage caused by the Camp Fire. After the fire began, the company reported a power outage to the California Public Utilities Commission involving a high-voltage power line close to the location where the fire began.
  • PG&E was fined in the spring of 2017 for causing the 2015 Butte Fire due to failing to adequately trim trees near its utility lines.
  • PG&E was found guilty for hundreds of counts of negligence in 1994 for also failing to remove trees around power lines, which were felled by high winds and sparked the Nevada County fire.

Compensation You Can Seek in Your Wildfire Claim

When our Butte County personal injury attorneys at The Matiasic Firm take a case, we are deliberately thorough in our investigations. We must be certain we have identified all of your damages and calculated them accurately. We will not be satisfied with a case outcome unless you get every last penny you deserve from the parties accountable for the destructive Camp Fire.

Three damages commonly cited in wildfire claims are:

  • Burn injuries: The uncontrolled flames inflicted severe burn injuries and smoke inhalation injuries. Treatment can be costly. The bills should not be paid by those who were wrongfully injured.
  • Property loss: Replacing destroyed property may be impossible for most people due to insurance caps. Compensation won through a lawsuit filed against PG&E may be able to cover the missing amounts.
  • Wrongful death: With more than 40 people perished in the Napa and Sonoma County fires, the liability parties have much to make right. A wrongful death claim will seek typical damages along with damages related to the death of a loved one, such as burial costs, wages that would have been made in the lifetime of the decedent, and loss of consortium. Our Napa wildfire attorneys offer compassionate legal counsel delivered with sensitivity, for we know how painful it is to file a wrongful death claim.

Other types of damages may include loss of livestock, business profits if your winery was destroyed, crops, and commercial or agricultural vehicles. Emotional pain and suffering is also considered in most personal injury claims. By considering all possible avenues for compensation, we hope to maximize your chances of getting as large a recovery as possible.

Legal Support Backed by Impressive Results

Taking on PG&E or any other party liable for the Camp Fire will be a challenge if you are not prepared and well-versed in legalities and legalese. Balance the scales and give yourself a fighting chance by calling (415) 858-6692 and speaking to our Northern California fire lawyers at The Matiasic Firm. We have been researching the emerging evidence about the blazes and know how to craft it into a workable claim on your behalf.

Contact our team today and get started. There is no time to lose.

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