Attorneys for California Wildfire Litigation
The last few years have witnessed some of the most devastating wildfires in our nation’s history, which spanned many thousands of acres, lasted for weeks on end, and led to property destruction and tragically even the loss of life. These environmental disasters are sometimes caused by natural occurrences, such as lightning strikes. However, they are also caused by preventable human error and negligence. California law holds utility companies strictly liable to property owners for damages caused by its electrical equipment.
What Does an Insurance Claim Cover?
Insurance companies will not cover the entire loss. In fact, insurance will usually only cover a fraction of the destruction caused by wildfires. Trees, landscape, erosion, emotional distress, annoyance, inconvenience, and the value of cherished possessions (e.g., wedding photos, family heirlooms) are some of the losses that are not fully covered by insurance, if at all.
In recent years, wildfires have also taken more than just structures and property – they also took lives. These losses represent more than just a dollar figure to families as they attempt to pick up the pieces of their lives. The charred remnants represent their former lives, and memories which cannot be pieced back together with just money.
There are many different types of damage which stem from wildfires, including the loss of acres of land, structural damage, and loss of life.
What is our experience?
Our experience is unmatched. Adler Law Group, APLC has recovered millions of dollars for its clients in wildfire and property damage cases. We have represented over 3,000 plaintiffs who have suffered damages, all on an individual basis.
The firm has litigated matters arising out of a wildfire case in US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California. We obtained a successful result after trial, as lead counsel. The firm was also appointed by the Court to represent a bankruptcy trustee, and negotiated a favorable settlement against San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) that was ultimately approved by the Bankruptcy Court.
Our founder currently sits on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the 2017 North Bay Fire Cases, now pending against PG&E (San Francisco Superior Court). He is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the 2017 Thomas Fire litigation, pending against SoCal Edison (Los Angeles Superior Court). Additionally, he has sat on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the 2015 Butte Fire litigation, pending against PG&E (Sacramento Superior Court).
Prior to that, he was appointed co-lead counsel for the individual plaintiffs’ litigation in the 2011 Caughlin Ranch Fire litigation, against NV Energy and Sierra Pacific Power Co. The firm has also resolved hundreds of cases on behalf of wildfire victims in the 2007 wildfire litigation against SDG&E (San Diego Superior Court).
Representative Fire Cases
- 2018 Camp Fire (PG&E)
- 2018 Woolsey Fire (California Edison)
- 2017 North Bay Fires (PG&E)
- 2017 Thomas Fire (California Edison)
- 2015 Butte Fire (PG&E)
- 2015 Round Fire (California Edison)
- 2013 Caughlin Ranch Fire (NV Energy)
- 2007 Witch Creek/Rice Canyon Fires (SDG&E)
Contact A Wildfire Litigation Attorney Now
Reach out to us today to discuss your California wildfire litigation claim. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to protect your rights and help you get your life back on track. Call (619) 531-8700 today or fill out our convenient online consultation request form.