Wildfire Recovery Attorneys File Lawsuit Against PG&E for Causing Camp Fire
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Today, nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd and Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP, collectively known as Wildfire Recovery Attorneys, announced that they have filed suit in San Francisco County on behalf of a Paradise, Calif. resident whose home was destroyed in the Camp Fire, which now ranks as the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history (Case No. CGC-18-571324).
In the suit, the firms allege that the fire began when electrical infrastructure owned, operated and maintained by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) failed causing a spark and ignited the massive blaze. As a result of this alleged wrongdoing, the fire has, to date, claimed the lives of more than 56 people, destroyed more than 8,000 structures and burned approximately 135,000 acres. The fire has also destroyed a significant portion of the city of Paradise.
The suit also states that damages suffered by the plaintiffs include but are not limited to damage to or destruction of property, loss of cherished possessions and evacuation expenses.
“It is 100 percent the responsibility of utility providers, such as PG&E, to properly maintain their wires and electrical infrastructure,” said Baron & Budd Shareholder, John Fiske. “We believe that these fires were caused by PG&E’s repeated failures to keep their service delivery safe and we intend to hold them accountable for the devastation they have created.”
The attorneys from Wildfire Recovery Attorneys currently represent more than 800 families and victims of the 2017 Northern California wildfires against PG&E. The group also represents over 300 of victims of the 2017 Southern California wildfires against Southern California Edison. The attorneys at Wildfire Recovery Attorneys have a history of fighting for victims of wildfires, including court appointments as Lead Counsel in the North Bay and Thomas Fire cases. Baron & Budd also represents over 25 public entities, such as counties and cities, in wildfire recovery actions against PG&E and Southern California Edison.
If you were impacted by the Camp Fire and wish to discuss your legal options, please call us at 530-208-0372. Additional information can be found online at www.fireattorneys.com.
ABOUT BARON & BUDD, P.C.
The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Diego, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities, and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.
ABOUT DIXON DIAB & CHAMBERS LLP
The lawyers at Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP have gained national recognition as being some of the top litigators in their respective areas of practice. Ed Diab leads the firm’s fire litigation practice and has litigated numerous wildfire cases throughout the country. Mr. Diab was appointed by the court to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in both the 2015 Butte Fire and 2017 North Bay Fires to help lead the litigation against PG&E. Both Deborah Dixon and Robert Chambers have significant experience litigating complex, multi-party lawsuits against entities and insurance companies on behalf of individuals and businesses. Their experience in personal injury, business litigation, products liability and class actions provide integral background for fire cases, as does their direct experience handling claims on behalf of victims who suffered personal injury and property damages because of fires.
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