Wildfire Litigation




For more information about Wildfire events:

Lahaina Fire
Hermit’s Peak Fire (Calf Canyon Fire)
McKinney Fire (Klamath River and Horse Creek, Siskiyou County)
Mill Fire (Weed, CA, Siskiyou, County)
Mosquito Fire (Georgetown, CA, El Dorado County)
Fairview Fire (Hemet, CA, Riverside County)

Firefighters fight off a row of flames at night. Too many residents have faced the profound impact of wildfires, including loss of homes, belongings, and even severe bodily injury and death. Utility companies in regions susceptible to wildfires have a history of causing these devastating events due to inadequate maintenance of power lines and surrounding vegetation. Our seasoned wildfire attorneys are here to fight for you, establishing the utility’s responsibility and helping you recover the full value of your losses.

If you find yourself without adequate insurance coverage for losses from a wildfire, rest assured that minimal governmental assistance will not suffice for rebuilding and regaining your life. We collaborate with experienced experts in various fields such as reconstruction and rebuild costs, tree valuation, personal property valuation, and economic income losses to ensure you are fully compensated.

Even those with insurance may find themselves under-insured for specific losses or may encounter insurance companies that deny full compensation. These companies often undervalue property, wrongfully deny claims, and delay payouts. Our team is here to fill these gaps, ensuring that responsible utility companies make up the difference. Emotional losses, such as the intense fear associated with being in a “Zone of Danger” or the discomfort of being displaced from your home, are also critical areas for which we seek recovery. We are committed to ensuring that those responsible for the wildfire fully compensate you for all losses suffered.

Call (530) 358-8810 or email info@ertriallawyers.com today for a free consultation to learn what we can recover for you.

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Who Is Eligible to Recover

  • Property Owners
  • Renters
  • Businesses
  • Homeowner/Road Associations
  • Public entities
  • Insured or Uninsured

What We Can Recover For You

A burnt out neighborhood. Not buildings stand.Whether insured or uninsured, you will likely find that you will not be fully reimbursed for:

  • Total costs to rebuild
  • Damage to trees, vegetation and crops
  • Erosion damage
  • Evacuation Expenses
  • Personal property damage
  • Smoke and ash damage
  • Emotional injuries
  • Loss of Animal Life
  • Bodily Injury
  • Lost wages and income loss
  • Death

We work hard with experienced experts in reconstruction and rebuilding costs, tree valuation, personal property valuation, economic income losses, among others to make sure you are reimbursed for the total value of your compensable damages.

Many fire victims find themselves without insurance to cover losses from a wildfire. Minimal governmental assistance will not come close to covering what you need to rebuild and regain your life before the fire took it away.

Even if you have insurance, you will almost certainly be underinsured for certain losses or your insurance company may deny the full value you are entitled to recover. Insurance companies tend to undervalue property, wrongfully deny claims, delay compensation, and more. We are here to fill in those gaps and ensure that the party responsible for causing the fire pays the difference.

Insurance companies also do not provide reimbursement for the emotional losses you suffered, including the intense fear of being within the Zone of Danger or the Annoyance and Discomfort you have experienced from being displaced from your home. Indeed, in some cases these emotional losses represent some of the most important areas of damage we will seek recovery for. We are dedicated to ensuring that those responsible for causing the fire fully compensate you for the losses that you suffered.

List of Representative Fire Cases

A fire helicopter drops water on flames. Trees are burning and there is a lot o smoke rising from the treesOur attorneys have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for fire victims harmed by the major wildfires across the State since 2015 caused by large corporations or utility companies.

  • 2015 Butte Fire against PG&E (Butte County)
  • 2017 Tubbs Fire against PG&E (Sonoma County)
  • 2017 Redwood Valley Fire against PG&E (Mendocino County)
  • 2017 Sulphur Fire against PG&E (Lake County)
  • 2017/2018 Thomas Fire & Mudslides against SCE (Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties)
  • 2018 Woolsey Fire against SCE (Ventura and Los Angeles Counties)
  • 2018 Camp Fire against PG&E (Butte County)
  • 2022 McKinney Fire against PacifiCorp (Siskiyou County)
  • 2022 Mill Fire against Roseburg Forest Products Co. (Siskiyou County)
  • 2022 Mosquito Fire against PG&E (El Dorado and Placer Counties)
  • 2022 Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire (New Mexico)