Camp Fire Lawsuits

In only 24 hours, the Camp Fire in Butte County, CA became the single deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. More than 52,000 people were quickly displaced from their homes, and in one week, the fire burned over 142,000 acres and killed 63 people. More than 600 people remained missing for weeks. 

The experienced wildfire attorneys of Eric Ratinoff Law Corp know firsthand just how immense the losses may be for those affected by the Camp Fire. We helped hundreds of home and business owners successfully recover from the 2015 Butte Fire, and are currently representing fire victims who suffered from the devastating 2017 North Bay Fires.

If you or a loved one were injured or impacted by the Camp Fire, please contact us at (916) 970-9100 today for a free consultation to discuss your options for help. We may be able to assist you in recovering your financial losses.

Eric Ratinoff Law Corp Is Experienced in Wildfire Claims

The California attorneys of Eric Ratinoff Law Corp have significant experience in representing victims of California wildfires.

  • We have decades of collective experience handling wildfire cases, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • Our team of wildfire attorneys have spearheaded notable wildfire litigation in California, including the 2007 Witch Fire, 2015 Butte Fire, and the 2017 North Bay Fires.
  • We have the resources to help investigate wildfires, pinpointing any potential negligent actions or misconduct that may have contributed to the disaster.
  • We will not hesitate to take a large corporation to trial, if necessary, to secure compensation on your behalf.

Our experience handling wildfire claims puts us at a distinct advantage in assisting those who may have suffered injuries and property destruction in the Camp Fire.

A Lawyer Can Help You Recover Significant Compensation in a Wildfire

If you have been profoundly affected by the Camp Fire, an experienced lawyer can help you with all the procedures necessary to get your life back on track. At Eric Ratinoff Law Corp, we have the knowledge and experience to assist through this process, including:

  • Filing insurance claims on your behalf so that you can focus on healing with your family.
  • Calling insurance providers and negotiating compensation that is fair for you.
  • Conducting investigations to determine the exact compensation you are entitled to.

Not long after the fire, a Cal Fire investigative report determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission or distribution lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (“PG&E”). There is significant evidence, research and information that documents PG&E has a long history of safety violations and poor grid maintenance, which were associated causal factors in starting the Camp Fire.

Legal representation is invaluable in the case against PG&E. You have a right to pursue them for the maximum possible compensation – and Eric Ratinoff Law Corp can help.

The Camp Fire’s Impact was Significant – Call Us Today for Help

The quiet city of Paradise, CA was seriously impacted by the Camp Fire, with 90% of its buildings destroyed in just the first day alone. Other towns, including Magalia, Concow, and Pulga, were also greatly impacted. We are currently representing residents of all of these areas against PG&E in Bankruptcy Court, where a judge has extended the Claim Bar date to December 31, 2019.

While many people have the mistaken perception that PG&E avoided liability to the fire victims by declaring bankruptcy, this is simply not true. PG&E is not going out of business. The bankruptcy filing has just moved the cases to a different courtroom, where an orderly process will be imposed for adjudicating and paying claims. PG&E has assets in excess of $68 Billion and continues to generate approximately $1.5 Billion per year in net profit. It has the ability to borrow billions more. 

If you or a loved one were affected by the Camp Fire, please contact Eric Ratinoff Law Corp immediately to discuss your situation. With a very limited amount of time to file your claim, it’s imperative that you act quickly or you will lose your opportunity to pursue financial compensation from PG&E for the devastation they caused. We are committed to helping all California wildfire victims seek compensation for their damages.