California

Fire Damage Attorney

In an average year in California, wildfires burn over 1 million acres of land.
In these wildfires, thousands of Californians lose their homes, businesses and property. Tragically, the Insurance Information Institute reports about 90 percent of California wildfires are caused by people — and many of those instances are due to negligence.

Everyone who has suffered losses from a fire, be it property damage or lost income, physical or emotional injury, or lost a loved one as a result of a fire should be confident in knowing that they do not have to recover from such a catastrophe alone.

How to recover losses after a fire has damaged your property

The most common losses that people experience in a fire are property damage, business disruption, lost income and relocation expenses. Wildfire victims often assume that their losses will be covered under their homeowner’s or business’s insurance policy.  But sometimes insurance companies deny claims, and other times the available insurance is not enough to cover the full extent of the damages suffered. That’s where we can help.

Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, LLP, has represented thousands of people whose lives have been disrupted by preventable fires. In recent years, we have been trusted by over 1,600 people to represent them in relation to fires caused by PG&E. We have been active in forcing PG&E to create a $13.5 billion fund to compensate fire victims, and we have handled thousands of claims against PG&E for victims of preventable wildfires.

We have the experience, resources and skill to represent people who have sustained all types of catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Damage to your home
  • Damage to your business property
  • Damage to your ranch lands or equipment
  • Business disruption
  • Lost income or living expenses
  • Emotional distress
  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death

If someone else is responsible for a fire that destroyed your home or business, we can help:

Fire damage lawsuits can not only help you recover your losses, but also make sure that the people responsible for starting the fire are held responsible. These lawsuits can force them to take preventative measures so other people don’t experience the same catastrophe in the future.

Here’s how we help:

  • We advance all costs necessary to investigate and litigate our client’s case.
  • We rely on our team of medical and investigative experts to work with the authorities and conduct additional investigations to determine if the fire was, in fact, caused by the negligent acts of a person or entity.
  • We gather evidence to show how the at-fault party acted negligently, and how that carelessness led to the fire.
  • We gather evidence of the losses our client has already faced, and we demonstrate, through economic projections, the loss in profit or income our client and their family will suffer as a result of the fire damage.
  • We present this evidence to the at-fault party. We then attempt to negotiate a fair resolution that takes into consideration all of the ways our client’s life has been impacted.
  • If the at-fault party does not accept our demand, we refuse to settle for less than what our client’s case is worth. We use our team of experts and our skill as trial lawyers to prove to a jury exactly why our clients deserve full compensation for their losses.
  • Our clients only pay us if we win.

Representing families who have suffered losses due to wildfires is what we do.

Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, LLP, has obtained more than $600 million for our clients–including clients who have suffered losses in wildfires. We have built a reputation for handling the most complex and high-stakes personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injury, permanent disability, disfigurement, or wrongful death.

If you need our help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We won’t charge you for a confidential consultation, and we would be happy to discuss how to get the assistance you and your family need.

I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case.

~ Sandra P.

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