Pacific Gas & Electric
was named this week by California investigators as the cause for the deadliest
wildfire in state history. The company’s electrical transmission lines were
determined to be the cause of the Camp Fire that killed 85 people and destroyed
19,000 homes and properties last November.
PG&E, the largest
utility company in California, filed for bankruptcy in January knowing it would
be faced with billions in liabilities after the wildfires. The company
acknowledged that its equipment was likely the cause of the fire and was also quoted
in a New York Times article as saying, “more must be done to adapt to and
address the increasing threat of wildfires and extreme weather.”
Victims of the wildfires are
growing increasingly frustrated as PG&E’s bankruptcy claims may delay their
much-needed compensation. Many people remain homeless and are struggling to
rebuild. Survivors can’t help but feel that PG&E is shirking its
responsibility to the victims of this devastating wildfire.
Our attorneys have
successfully fought against PG&E before and they are prepared to do it
again. They are not only experienced in legal claims for damages, but they are
also experienced in cases involving companies that declare bankruptcy. When a
defendant like PG&E is in bankruptcy, there are critical deadlines that you
need to be aware of.
Known collectively as
Wildfire Recovery Attorneys, Baron & Budd and Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP
are nationally-recognized attorneys that teamed up to help those affected by
these tragic wildfires. These firms have extensive experience in representing
families, businesses and other entities that suffered losses in previous
wildfires having been appointed by the California Courts to lead previous
lawsuits against utility companies.
Contact Baron & Budd
If you or a loved one suffered loss due to the Camp Fire, give us a call at 866-723-1890 or contact us online. We will let you know how the PG&E bankruptcy may affect your case and inform you of other ways in which we may be able to help.