Tag Archives: CaliforniaWildfires
Insurers Are Suing PG&E for Camp Fire Damage
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 »
Does My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Fire Damage for My Home?
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 »
Protesters Ask PG&E to Change Safety Policies After Camp Fire
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 »
Hundreds of People Reported Missing After the Camp Fire Sweeps Over Northern California
Northern California’s Camp Fire is the worst wildfire the state has ever seen. The death toll is now at over 70 people. As of November 19, almost 1,000 people were reported missing. Rescue workers are searching through hundreds of destroyed neighborhoods to find people and thousands of residents have been displaced from their homes…. Read More »
New Wildfires in Bay Area Aggravated by Heavy Winds
Wildfires have been posing constant dangers to Bay Area residents; recent wildfires have displaced thousands of residents throughout California. Now, many Northern California communities have been warned that high winds and low humidity could cause wildfires in the coming days. As of Friday, some communities were under a “Red Flag Warning”, the most severe… Read More »
Our Wild Fire Attorneys Have Taken on a New Case!
The wildfires that devastated our state last year are continuing to leave a mark on the people of California. These fires destroyed over 8,700 structures, burned some 281,893 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and caused an estimated $297 million worth of damage. However, the lives lost during these fires have left the… Read More »
Are More Lawsuits Piling Up Against PG&E?
When major wildfires rolled through the wine country last October, things looked grim for many families living in the area. Destruction had left them homeless, and some had no financial recourse to fall back on. However, the court system has provided options for many of these families, who are now focusing lawsuits on the… Read More »
Could a California Utility Company Be Responsible for the Thomas Fire?
Only a few short weeks ago, we reported on how PG&E may have been responsible for the wildfires that raged across wine country. Now, a new lawsuit is claiming that another major energy provider may also be responsible for one of those blazes—the record-breaking Thomas fire. But the damages claimed in this latest lawsuit… Read More »
What Kind of Damage Did the Wine Country Fires Leave Behind?
California wildfire season has been especially nightmarish this year. In Wine Country, fires destroyed over 5,000 homes and killed 44 people. Usually by this time of the year, the season would be ramping down as fall showers move in, but this year has been different. Just a few weeks ago, more fires popped up… Read More »
PG&E Lawsuits Filed, Will More Wildfire Victims Join?
On October 8-9, wildfires raged through the countryside of Northern California. These blazes burned nearly 6,200 homes, wiped out around 150 commercial buildings and killed 43 people. Thankfully, the fires were contained a few short weeks ago, but many families are returning to find they no longer have homes. Now, these wildfire victims are… Read More »