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California Wildfire Class Action Lawsuit

California Wildfire Class Action Lawsuit

After devastating wildfires in Northern California’s Wine Country, PG&E is facing class action and over 100 lawsuits from people who were injured or died, as well as people who had property damage and financial losses.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting California wildfire cases. If you or somebody you know was injured, had property damage, or financial losses in the winery or hospitality industry, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Natural Disaster Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

California Wildfire Class Action Lawsuit

One of the first class action lawsuits was filed in the Superior Court of San Francisco on behalf of Jennifer and Wayne Harvell, who lost their home in Santa Rosa to the wildfires. The class action accuses PG&E of failing to trim trees, clear brush, and properly maintain power lines.

PG&E Hit With Over 100+ Wildfire Lawsuits

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the largest utility in California, has been hit with over 100 lawsuits from people who lost their homes, wineries who lost their vineyards, and people in the hospitality industry who lost their livelihood when the fires decimated tourism.

California Wine Country Fires

In October 2017, fires raged across Northern California’s wine country. At least 42 people died in Sonoma and Napa County, 220,000 acres were burned, 5,700 homes and other buildings were destroyed.

What Happened?

Emergency crews for Sonoma and Napa County investigated at least 12 downed powerlines and numerous exploding transformers. The problem is that PG&E electrical lines are only rated up to handle 56-mph winds — but they were hit with 75-mpg hurricane-force gusts.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a class action lawsuit for the California wildfires. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against PG&E:

  • Injury and wrongful death
  • Property damage
  • Financial losses
  • Winery & Hospitality Industry

About Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are useful when a large number of people have very similar injuries. However, in the case of a wildfire, there are so many different types of lawsuits that a class action may be impractical.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Instead of a class action, our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on helping people with the most serious legal claims. We specialize in holding companies accountable for paying medical bills and financial compensation to the victims of serious natural disasters.

Do I have a California Wildfire Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting California wildfire cases. If you or somebody you know was injured, had property damage, or financial losses in the winery or hospitality industry, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Natural Disaster Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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