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What Are the Causes of Wildfires in CA?

Wildfires are a terrifying reality for anyone living in California. Every year, wildfires destroy properties and take lives in the Golden State. In 2018, California experienced the most destructive wildfire season on record: 7,500 fires, 1.7 million acres burned, 93 lives lost and 23,314 structures destroyed. Humans are to blame for some of the worst… read more

Wildfire Emergency Safety Tips

California experiences thousands of wildfires every year. While most are minor, some have made history as the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in the world. 2018 was the most devastating year for wildfires in California’s history. Ninety-three victims lost their lives in wildfires. Eighty-five died in a single fire: the Northern California Camp Fire. Although… read more

Top 10 Pieces of Information Your Wildfire Lawyer Needs ASAP

Surviving a wildfire can lead to significant property losses, medical bills and personal injuries. While a wildfire lawsuit against PG&E cannot reverse these losses, it could help your family move forward with the financial assistance you need. You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information a wildfire claim demands – especially with a claim-filing… read more

7 Steps to Filing a Wildfire Claim Against PG&E With the Bankruptcy Court

The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) filed for bankruptcy in January to restructure its finances. PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, meaning to reorganize its business affairs, assets and debts. The decision came after lawsuits against PG&E for contributing to multiple devastating wildfires in California. Now, a judge has given victims impacted by the… read more

What’s the Difference Between Filing a Claim With the Emergency Wildfire Fund and Filing a Wildfire Claim Against PG&E With the Bankruptcy Court?

Investigators have tied the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) utility company to several major wildfires in California over the last few years. These fires have damaged hundreds of thousands of acres of land, destroyed properties, caused serious injuries and taken lives. PG&E appears to have contributed to these fires through negligent power line maintenance and… read more

California Collision Repair Laws and Regulations

Car accidents happen every day in California. With some of the busiest highways and most aggressive drivers, California often leads the country in terms of car accident rates. In 2016, 3,623 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in California. This was a 7% increase from the previous year. Most drivers have a high probability… read more

What Happens If You Hit a Car That Is Illegally Parked?

Striking a parked car is almost always the fault of the person driving…unless the other vehicle is illegally parked. In cases involving illegally parked cars, both drivers could be at fault: one for violating the parking rules and the other for negligently hitting a parked vehicle. Cases involving shared fault use specific laws in California…. read more

Hit By a Police Car in Sacramento: Can I Sue?

Law enforcement officers in Sacramento work hard to protect citizens’ safety. Yet even with professional training, police officers can make serious mistakes on the job. Careless, reckless and distracted driving are examples of police officer negligence that could injure innocent people. If a police car in Sacramento recently struck you as a pedestrian, bicyclist or… read more

4th of July Firework Safety Tips For 2019

In the midst of a holiday celebration, it’s easy to forget the necessity of practicing the same level of safety you would any other day to prevent an accidental injury. The Fourth of July’s grand celebrations, characterized by exploding fireworks, are a good example of this. Though fireworks are a quintessential part of the Independence… read more

Can I Sue If the Accident Was My Fault in California

Though much of the literature on the internet surrounding personal injury claims addresses the case from the plaintiff’s point of view, not all states designate a clear division between who is at fault and who is not. Some states, like California, operate under comparative negligence rules, which change the guidelines on who can file for… read more