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Suing for Injuries After Fires in California

Suing for Injuries After Fires in California

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

 At first, fires might seem like unavoidable accidents. It is all too easy to dismiss these incidents as “freak accidents” that seem to occur without any wrongdoing. But when you start to investigate fires more closely, you quickly learn that they are almost always caused by some kind of human error. Even wildfires are… Read More »

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Affordable Housing Projects Risk Wildfire Injuries in Santee, Ca

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

California, like many states throughout the nation, is currently struggling with an affordable housing crisis. Even the cheapest homes on the market are out of reach for many residents both young and old. Many people have been forced to live on the street in places like San Francisco. Amidst calls for change, governments have… Read More »

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Why Do Apartments in San Francisco Keep Catching Fire?

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

If you are a tenant in San Francisco, you deserve to live in a safe, secure environment. It is your landlord’s duty to make sure that your apartment is safe from various hazards, including toxins, floods, and fires. Unfortunately, San Francisco apartment buildings seem to have a strong tendency to catch fire, and many… Read More »

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Firefighters Sue for Cancer-Causing PFAs in San Jose

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

It goes without saying that firefighters are some of the bravest members of our society. It takes tremendous courage to rush into a burning building to ensure the safety of innocents. These people put their lives on the line every single day and deserve our utmost respect. But who protects the firefighters? When these… Read More »

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Mary Alexander Interviewed by KRON Regarding Ghost Ship Warehouse

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

With the Ghost Ship fire case settled and defendant Derrick Almena sentenced, a question has been raised by many involved in the case – what will become of the property? Mary Alexander spoke to KRON regarding what happens next. Mary Alexander, lead attorney on the case, reached a settlement in July 2020 with the… Read More »

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How to Handle Wildfire Aftermath

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

It was has become an unfortunate reality in our state, wildfires are once again sweeping California. Sonoma, San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and so many other areas of the state are engulfed in flames with homeowners, businesses, and residents fleeing for their lives. In moments like this, it is important to… Read More »

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Verdict Reached in the Ghost Ship Criminal Trial

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

In December of 2016, the now infamous Oakland “Ghost Ship” warehouse, went up in flames during a concert taking place in the building. The deadly fire killed 36 people and left many others injured. Further, as the Ghost Ship warehouse had served as both a home and workspace for artists, the tragic fire left… Read More »

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Insurers Are Suing PG&E for Camp Fire Damage

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Insurance companies are suing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) for the deadly Camp Fire that destroyed 14,000 homes and resulted in billions of dollars in fire insurance claims. Allstate, USAA and State Farm are some of the insurers that have stepped forward with filings from victims of the Camp Fire that began on… Read More »

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Does My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Fire Damage for My Home?

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Losing your home, car, or any other property after a wildfire can leave you feeling lost, helpless and confused on what to do next.Fire insurance exists for these cases, but many people don’t understand what fire insurance covers and how to obtain it after an emergency. Fire insurance is a type of insurance coverage… Read More »

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Protesters Ask PG&E to Change Safety Policies After Camp Fire

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

On November 29th, a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meeting was overtaken by protestors who were angry about PG&E’s lack of safety practices. PG&E is facing accusations that its equipment caused the Camp Fire, California’s deadliest wildfire. The CPUC meeting was part of an ongoing three-year investigation into PG&E’s safety practices. The 2017 Tubbs… Read More »

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