Wildfire Victims and Camp Fire Cases

Butte Fire Calaveras County

Were You, a Loved One, or Your Property Damaged In A California Wild Fire or Camp Fire?

If you lost your home, business, outbuilding, trees, vehicles or any other property losses or personal injury such as a wrongful death in the Camp Fire in Butte County, we invite you to contact Airola Law Offices to find out how we can help you. You may be entitled to compensation for property damage, personal injury and other monetary losses.


Airola Law Offices was part of a team of law firms which represented over 500 victims of the Butte Fire in the case against PG&E and their contractors. The Butte Fire started on September 9, 2015. Until the fire was contained on October 1, 2015, it burned more than 70,000 acres, destroyed approximately 550 homes, 360 outbuildings and other structures, killed two people, and injured many others. The Butte Fire was one of the most destructive fire in California’s history. And it could have been prevented. 


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Holding P.G.& E. and its Contractors Responsible for the Camp Fire in Butte County

  

Power companies have a legal obligation to maintain vegetation around power lines. This is especially important in times of dry weather when the risk of fire is high. When trees or other objects fall onto or come in contact with power lines, the results can be catastrophic. Victims need experienced wildfire lawyers to hold the responsible parties accountable for damages.

Fire victim damages against utility companies or governmental entities, are generally as follows:

  • The cost to repair or rebuild even though the cost may be more than the diminution in value, as long as victims show they have a genuine personal reason to rebuild or actually rebuild. 
  • Damages for their own labor in restoring their property.
  • Monetary compensation for annoyance, discomfort, mental anguish and interference with peaceful occupation and enjoyment. This is in addition to recovery for personal injury and emotional distress.
  • Economic loss of use, damages in addition to non-economic damages for interference with peaceful occupation and enjoyment of their real and personal property.
  • Compensation for loss of cherished possessions such as photos, family heirlooms, etc.
  • Mandatory doubling of tree damages. But, if the wrongdoer intentionally acted willfully or maliciously, the tree damages may be tripled.
  • Attorney fees and expert fees. 
  • In addition, if the damages are caused to a business or to land used for agricultural purposes, loss of income and other business losses may be recovered.



Please contact Airola Law Offices at 916-971-3314 for assistance with your damages in the Camp Fire.