The Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California has razed
dozens of homes and displaced hundreds of families. All of this destruction
has happened even though the fire has burned approximately 200 acres,
which is small compared to other recent fires in California. The total
damage could be even more catastrophic if it continues to spread.
Robins Cloud LLP is currently hearing from the people impacted by the Coastal
Fire, which was
believed to be started by negligence from Southern California Edison (SCE). As we have done after other manmade wildfires burned through neighborhoods
and took lives,
our California fire lawsuit attorneys are investigating to see if we can hold the utility company accountable
in and out of court. It might be possible that SCE owes you and your family
significant compensation for the Coastal Fire.
Call (310) 340-2898 now to talk to our California wildfire lawyers.
Why is SCE Liable for the Coastal Fire?
Investigators have not definitively pointed a finger at SCE for the Coastal
Fire that is burning through Laguna Niguel. However, SCE did seem to admit
the potential of company negligence by stating that “circuit activity”
was occurring in the area briefly before the fire broke out on May 12th, 2022. Time and again, the source of a devastating wildfire can be traced
to equipment failures sparking fires, such as what happened with the
Kincade Fire, and many others.
If SCE is found liable for the Coastal Fire, the company could owe those affected:
- Property repair and replacement costs
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Lowered enjoyment of life
- Any medical costs if an injury or fatality occurs
It might also be that Southern California Edison can be penalized with
punitive damages. When a court finds that a defendant acted with egregious
negligence or criminal wrongdoing, it can approve punitive damages to
further compensate the claimants and punish the defendant.
Talk to Our California Wildfire Attorneys Today
The Coastal Fire is still burning and causing damage and hardships, so
the investigation into its cause is not yet complete. Yet it still makes
sense to explore your legal options as soon as possible if you were impacted
by this likely-preventable fire. Call
(310) 340-2898 to see how to start a claim. Or, if we hear from enough claimants, then
a class action lawsuit might be the answer. In either situation, we are
the legal team you should trust with this sensitive case. We are here
to amplify your voice and hold negligent corporations and utility companies
Request a consultation with our Coastal Fire lawyers by clicking here.