How to Seek Financial Recovery for Damages & Losses Caused by the Camp Fire
In November 2018, the Camp Fire devastated Butte County and Paradise, California. The wildfire would go on record as the deadliest in California’s history with 86 confirmed fatalities and approximately 19,330 destroyed structures and properties across more than 153,330 acres.
The survivors of the Camp Fire are attempting to recover and find a sense of security after losing so much. Many are taking to legal action to set things right.
Who is the Defendant in a Camp Fire Lawsuit?
Trying to seek compensation for a natural disaster might seem unusual. However, evidence suggests the Camp Fire was anything but natural. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is being eyed as a potential suspect for starting the Camp Fire due to downed powerlines and defective equipment.
According to PG&E’s own internal reports, the company experienced electrical equipment damages and failures in the area just prior to the first reports of the Camp Fire. According to an NBC report in early December 2018, a single steel hook attached to a PG&E transmission tower may have failed, dropping a high voltage line into the dry grass below. It is worth noting the transmission tower was first erected nearly a century ago.
If the evidence of PG&E’s apparent professional negligence holds up, then it would likely make the utility company liable for the damages caused by the Camp Fire. Indeed, the certainty of investigators has been so great, numerous Camp Fire lawsuits have already been filed against PG&E. Do you have one to file?
Torem & Associates Protecting the Rights of Camp Fire Survivors
Did you lose a loved one in the Camp Fire? Was your home, business, or land destroyed in the fast-moving wildfire? Were you personally injured due to exposure to flames or smoke? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Torem & Associates and our Camp Fire lawsuit attorneys want to hear from you.
Our law firm is handling Camp Fire lawsuits for clients out of our Northern California office locations, including San Francisco, San Jose, and others. It is our mission to provide everyone who comes to our firm honest and compassionate legal representation capable of securing the compensation they deserve.
Losses you may be able to recover in your Camp Fire claim could include:
- Emergency medical care
- Emotional trauma
- Lost wages, past and future
- Lessened enjoyment in life
- Wages a decedent would have earned in life
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property repair or replacement
- Lowered value of real property
Each claim is going to be different from the next, though. Sit down with our Camp Fire lawyers during an initial free consultation so we can discuss your case and the damages you can pursue. With 35+ years of legal experience and a history of multimillion dollar case results, you can trust your Camp Fire lawsuit against PG&E with us. Remember: If we do not win you a recovery, we do not charge for our services!
Start your Camp Fire claim now by calling (888) 500-5000 and connecting with Torem & Associates.