Jennifer Fiore and Sophia Achermann are fire claim attorneys that can guide you in moving forward after losing a home, business or loved one in a wildfire caused by an entity or person’s negligence. It can be difficult for fire victims to fully recover their losses from insurance companies and negligent parties.
The complexities, stress and uncertainties involved in receiving full compensation from an insurance carrier for fire damages and in pursuing a lawsuit against a utility company like Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) require the attention, skill, and experience of California wildfire attorneys Fiore Achermann, who are well-versed in fire disasters and how to maximize your recovery.
Jennifer and Sophia can assist you in working with your home or business insurance company so that you are compensated to the full extent possible under your policy, and prevent insurance companies from acting unreasonably, against the terms of your policy or in bad faith.
On November 8, 2018, the deadliest wildfire in the United States destroyed over 19,000 homes and businesses in Butte County — in the towns of Paradise and Magalia and the communities of Concow and Pulga. 88 people reportedly died and some are still missing.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) and California Pubic Utility Commission (PUC) regulators are investigating PG&E and what role PG&E may have played in causing the Camp Fire.
According to reports in the Associated Press, the fire started near a property where PG&E detected sparks on the day before its outbreak.* PG&E reported damage to a transmission line 15 minutes before flames were first seen under the wires; and the same line was previously damaged in a windstorm in December 2012.
PG&E is a convicted felon due to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno and is on probation. The Judge overseeing PG&E’s probation has asked PG&E to answer questions about its role in the Camp Fire.**
Following the fire, fire victims are suing PG&E and its parent company, alleging PG&E failed to properly maintain its equipment and infrastructure and the vegetation surrounding its electrical facilities. Fiore Achermann are assisting victims of the Camp Fire.
NORTH BAY FIRES
In October 2017, wildfires ravaged the wine country, Napa County, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Lake County and Butte County. Lawsuits are pending against PG&E in San Francisco County Superior Court. There is still time to pursue a claim against PG&E.
With the firm of Mary Alexander & Associates, Jennifer Fiore and Sophia Achermann represented families who tragically lost loved ones and their homes in the North Bay Fires. They are here to help you rebuild and obtain justice.
Contact fire and wildfire attorneys Fiore Achermann for a free consultation to discuss how to rebuild and reclaim your losses today.
*Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire, by Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press, November 13, 2018
**George Avalos "U.S. judge wants to know if PG&E committed wildfire crimes." Chico Enterprise-Record, 12/5/2018. Accessed 12/6/2018. https://www.chicoer.com/2018/12/05/u-s-judge-wants-to-know-if-pge-committed-wildfire-crimes/amp/