Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich and Weitz & Luxenberg are investigating possible lawsuits related to thousands of homes, farms, wineries, and other businesses damaged by historic wildfires in Northern California.
If your property or business was damaged or destroyed in these fires, please call us for a free consultation.
The Daily Beast has reported that officials are looking into California utility provider PG&E and whether faulty wiring contributed to the fires. 911 operators received 10 calls about fallen PG&E power lines the day the fires started.
“I’ve watched with horror and sadness as these wildfires have devastated Northern California, bringing untold damage to people’s homes and livelihoods,” said Brockovich. “There needs to be a thorough investigation to ensure that an environmental disaster like this doesn’t happen again, and that those responsible step up to the plate and help the families and businesses that have been harmed and in some instances destroyed.”
According to CNBC, more than 245,000 acres and 8,700 structures were destroyed by the fires, which are believed to be the worst in state history, and have been concentrated in Sonoma and Napa counties. The total amount of loss is estimated to be more than $1 billion, according to California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.
Many homes and structures have been damaged by fire, smoke, and firefighting operations, and Weitz & Luxenberg encourages anyone whose property has been destroyed in the fires to contact the firm.
Weitz & Luxenberg has handled other similar environmental matters, including investigating homes and buildings damaged in Oklahoma by earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal activities.