Those affected by the 2018 Camp Fire have less than two weeks to file potential legal claims against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to recover money for deaths, injuries, evacuations, lost homes or businesses. Failure to file a claim by the October 21, 2019 deadline will result in the loss of all rights to compensation against PG&E.
In May 2019, the state of California concluded that PG&E’s faulty equipment caused the tragic Camp Fire, which claimed 85 lives, destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and contaminated thousands of acres of land in and around the Paradise area. Evidence shows that PG&E was aware of recurring problems with the 100-year-old transmission line that likely started the fire, but failed to take adequate safety precautions to prevent wildfires. PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2019 in an effort to resolve its liabilities outside of the ordinary civil justice system.
Since November 2018, Grant & Eisenhofer has been working tirelessly to represent victims of the 2018 Camp Fire and is uniquely positioned to achieve the best possible outcome for affected individuals, families and businesses. A litigation of this size and complexity involves numerous unique areas of law, all of which G&E has exceled in since 1997. Most recently, the attorneys in G&E’s Environmental Litigation practice group secured a $143 million settlement against a national utility company whose negligence caused a gas leak that forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 residents in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts. Supported by the firm’s experience in litigating large-scale corporate and bankruptcy matters across the country, the team at G&E is uniquely positioned to maximize Camp Fire victims’ recovery by aggressively prosecuting the case against PG&E while at the same time navigating the intricacies and peculiarities of the bankruptcy process.
As one of the leading plaintiffs’ law firms in the country, G&E has achieved multiple multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of its clients. G&E’s attorneys have the experience and reputation to litigate against some of the world’s largest corporations and deliver strong results.
If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please don’t wait to contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.