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How Much is my Dixie Fire Claim Worth? Part 2: Renters  

September 5, 2021 Posted In

Renters can claim against PG&E the value of personal property lost, less any insurance payments they have received for that property.  That math is usually fairly straightforward.  But in addition, renters can claim against PG&E for: The emotional stress suffered because of having to evacuate The emotional stress, annoyance, and inconvenience of being out of…

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Dixie Fire: What Can Be Claimed For Property Loss

September 3, 2021 Posted In

A Dixie Fire claim can cover losses that a homeowners policy either doesn’t cover or doesn’t cover fully. Generally, the homeowner insurance policy covers five components: Dwelling, Other structures (detached items such as your garage or shed) Personal property, Landscape, and Loss-of-use. The landscape coverage is seldom sufficient as it is usually limited to a…

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FEMA and the Dixie Fire

September 1, 2021 Posted In

The Dixie Fire having now been declared a federal disaster, FEMA aid is now available for its survivors.  FEMA can provide money for things like temporary housing, food, emergency repairs, and certain personal property losses.  FEMA aid is also available in the form of emergency loans. There are a couple of catches.  The first is…

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How Much is My Dixie Fire Claim Worth? Part 1: Homeowner’s Dwelling and Real Property

August 29, 2021 Posted In

A Dixie Fire survivor can make a claim against PG&E for many different aspects of their loss.  These hypotheticals discuss a homeowner’s real property claim only. They demonstrate that a claimant who desires to rebuild his property is generally entitled to substantially more “new money” (money in addition to insurance) than one who does not….

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Podcasts: Mike Danko Talks About PG&E Wildfire Claims with Eric Bersano

August 27, 2021 Posted In

Eric Bersano talks with Mike Danko about Wildfire Claims litigation against PG&E.   Read the Transcript:   In this episode of Esquire University I interview attorney Mike Danko about California wildfire litigation. Mike has been handling these cases for years, and give some really good insights as to how someone who is affected by a…

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