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Camp Fire

PG&E knew that the hardware on its transmission line was worn and in need of replacement. But Internal documents show that PG&E decided to defer the repair work, counting on rain to put out any fire that would result if the hardware failed. But the hardware failed on a November day when there was no rain. The resulting fire destroyed the town of Paradise, and devastated Concow and Magalia. It wiped out 15,000 homes and killed 84.

We represent more than 5000 Camp Fire claimants. We brought the very first lawsuits on their behalf against PG&E in state court. When PG&E filed bankruptcy, some lawyers gave up. We pressed on. As a result, PG&E paid into a trust for the fire survivors more than $10 billion – funds that are now in the process of being distributed to our clients.

As a result of the evidence we unearthed against it, PG&E was convicted of 84 counts of felony manslaughter.

‘Thanks so much for being so open and responsive to my emails – it’s very much appreciated and makes the whole process seem much more transparent and understandable. You’re always there for me!’

 

-Camp Fire Client

Our clients include renters, landlords, homeowners, and business owners.  They include family members of those killed.  And they include those injured as they fled the fire.

The compensation we obtained for our clients includes money to compensate them for:

  • The costs of rebuilding
  • The diminution in value of their property resulting from the fire
  • Lost pets
  • Sentimental items such as trophies, yearbooks, photographs, and card collections
  • Business losses
  • The costs of living away from their home while waiting for their settlements
  • Attorneys’ fees
  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • The stress and aggravation of having to deal with the fire’s aftermath
  • Lost tools, sheds, boats, and motorcycles
  • Gun collections
  • Emotional distress
  • Worry and grief