Between 2015 and 2020, there have been several serious fires that have damaged communities in California. These fires, and potentially others, may be linked back to one company: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).
Pacific Gas and Electric has long been accused of not taking action to prevent wildfires related to its services. Some of the fires that the company has been linked to or settled claims for include:
- The Camp Fire
- The Tubbs Fire
- The Redwood Valley Fire
- The Atlas Fire
- The Butte Fire
- The Zogg Fire
- The Kincade Fire
- The Nuns Fire
- The Cascade Fire
- The Sulphur File
Even newer fires, such as the Dixie Fire, may be linked to this company and its use of high voltage lines around vegetated areas.
It is important for victims to come forward and to take steps to hold the company accountable.
How do you know if you have a claim against PG&E?
Everyone is in a different situation, but you may have a claim against this company if you can show that you lost your home, cattle or other property in a fire linked to PG&E. Whether you rented property or owned your property, you may be able to pursue a claim to get compensation for:
- Your personal belongings that were destroyed in a fire
- The loss of a place to live
- The loss of cattle or farm animals
- Damaged land and property
- Injuries that you or your loved ones have suffered, like burns or smoke-inhalation injuries
It’s necessary to collect as much information about your claim as possible and to take this information to someone familiar with ongoing cases against PG&E as well as those who may help you pursue a claim individually. Beyond suing PG&E for your losses, you may have other options, too, so it is a good idea to go over all your legal rights before you decide to pursue a claim.
These wildfires have damaged people’s lives. You may be able to fight for compensation to help you rebuild your life and help you as you move forward after the destruction of a serious wildfire in your community.