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What Can I Claim For The Loss the Dixie Fire Caused My Restaurant?

August 24, 2021 Posted In

The Dixie Fire reached Greenville on August 4th and destroyed the commercial district at the heart of the town center.  In all, the Dixie Fire destroyed 131 businesses. Many PG&E wildfire survivors ask us about their legal claim for damages to their business. A damaged restaurant may assert many of the same claims as an…

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Inverse Condemnation and PG&E Wildfires

August 22, 2021 Posted In

When PG&E’s electrical lines spark a fire, and the fire damages someone’s real or personal property, PG&E must pay for the damage.  It must pay even if it did nothing wrong.  That’s because of the legal doctrine of “inverse condemnation,” a doctrine somewhat unique to California. Condemnation.  We have all heard of “condemnation.”  That’s when…

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Dixie Fire Similar to Zogg Fire: PG&E’s Potential Criminal Liability

August 21, 2021 Posted In

The Zogg Fire began in September 2020, when a gray pine tree grew into and touched a PG&E 12 kV electrical transmission line north of Igo. That ignited a fire that destroyed 204 buildings and killed four people.  The remains of the grey pine was seized by investigators as evidence, who finally announced this past…

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What Will My California FAIR Plan Policy Pay Me?

August 20, 2021 Posted In

A FAIR Plan policy is basic coverage only.  It seldom is as good as private insurance.  That said, there is good news.  FAIR Plan policies pay for the cash value of the dwelling that burned.  Say your home’s value before the Dixie Fire was $300,000.  The FAIR Plan will pay you the value of the…

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“I’ve Lost My Home in the Dixie Fire.  What Should I Do Right Now?”

August 19, 2021 Posted In

If you have insurance, call your broker and get a copy of your policy and your declarations page.  The insurance is required by law to provide this to you within 30 days of your request.  Ask your broker to tell you how much coverage you have to rebuild your home, to cover the contents, and…

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