In recent years, California has experienced the largest and deadliest wildfires in history, resulting in hundreds of deaths and more than $50 billion in damages. However, a wildfire can’t start without a spark. Many of these blazes could have been avoided if our state’s utility companies had taken more care to maintain their equipment to prevent catastrophic failures.
Robins Cloud LLP is unique in that all our attorneys worked at large, corporate law firms before joining our team. That means we have experience fighting high-profile claims against big defendants. At the same time, we are a client-focused firm that limits its caseload so we can give our full attention to those who need our help. Working with Robins Cloud LLP gives you big-firm resources with a small-firm feel.
How can a utility company be held responsible for damages caused by a wildfire? Over 85% of wildfires are caused by humans. When that wildfire is sparked by an old or malfunctioning power line, or a nearby tree that hasn’t been maintained by the utility, there is a clear liability.
Wildfire victims who have homeowners’ or renters’ insurance may be able to recoup some of their losses, but most people still find themselves in need of financial help to put their lives back together when their homes and other property is destroyed in a fire. This is because insurance does not provide coverage for all losses suffered by a wildfire.
Those whose homes or health have been damaged by a wildfire should explore the option of filing a lawsuit to recover further compensation. When liability can be proven—and, in some cases, utility companies will admit their role in starting a fire—we can help you prove you suffered related damages for which you deserve a settlement.
Families or businesses that have suffered losses in a wildfire caused by a utility company usually need to file a lawsuit if they are to recover damages. When there are hundreds (or sometimes even thousands) of cases filed against a utility company, the courts will usually consolidated all the claims into what is called a mass action. These claims are litigated together, but each person or business affected by the wildfire must prove their individual damages. The California wildfire lawyers at Robins Cloud have vast experience in leading mass actions and helping wildfire victims navigate this process so they may receive just compensation.
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