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California Wildfire Attorneys

California has been declared the most wildfire-prone state in the United States. However, while most people think that wildfires are a purely natural phenomenon, that’s not always the case.

Wildfires are defined as uncontrollable flames that burn vegetation and wildlands, but there are many factors that can ignite a wildfire — with negligence being one of the leading reasons. Whether from an improperly-extinguished campfire or a faulty utility line, a lack of due care can elicit a destructive and uncontrollable outcome.

If you have suffered losses or injuries from wildfires, you may be able to claim compensation for your damages. With our experienced wildfire recovery lawyer, we can help you build your case and obtain the justice you deserve. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with us.

California Wildfire Facts

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the state reported 203,847 fire incident responses in the first 5 months of 2023. About 985 of these reports were from wildfires and 1,828 from structural fires. The state agency also noted that the 985 cases of wildfires led to the destruction of 1,024 acres of land.

Despite the shocking statistics, this wasn’t the most destructive case of wildfire in the state. In 2018, a faulty electric utility line sparked a ferocious fire that burnt over 153,336 acres of land, destroyed over 18,000 structures, and caused 85 civilian fatalities. The incident is known as the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Northern California wildfire - trees on fire on the distance
Northern California Wildfire lawyers, Bill and Will Daniels

Do You Qualify for a California Wildfire Lawsuit?

If a wildfire damaged your property or caused you to suffer injuries, you might have the legal right to file a claim. Our wildfire damage lawyers will help you understand your situation and determine the best course of legal action. If you have been impacted by a wildfire, here is what you need to do:

  • Contact emergency services immediately: Before you take any legal action, you need to ensure your safety and contact local emergency services to provide first aid or any other necessary medical help.
  • Document any damages: If your house was affected, take pictures or videos of the damages. These will be vital evidence if you decide to take legal measures later on.
  • Inform your insurance company about the accident: Informing your insurance provider about the incident will help you claim your insurance benefits earlier.
  • Seek an experienced wildfire lawyer: A wildfire damage lawyer can help you determine if your situation qualifies for a wildfire lawsuit and help you build a strong legal case against the negligent party.

What Damages Can You Recover From a Wildfire Lawsuit?

Like most personal injury and property damage cases, you may claim several types of compensation for your losses. Listed below are some of the most common compensatory damages wildfire victims can receive:

  • Medical expenses (medical bills, treatment cost, rehabilitation cost, etc.)
  • Residential or commercial property damage
  • Lost wages or lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Diminished quality of life

You may recover various types of damages from the accident, depending on your situation. It’s critical that you speak with an experienced California wildfire attorney regarding your case to better understand your legal rights and the value of your claim.

I found Bill and Will experienced, well staffed and good faith and family people. They came and sat in my backyard having coffee while gathering evidence and getting to know me at the same time…”

Maggie B., Camp Fire Survivor

How Can a California Wildfire Lawyer Help You?

As established earlier, wildfires aren’t entirely caused by natural phenomena. For example, California’s biggest and most destructive wildfire started because of a faulty electrical transmission line. In that situation, a party was at fault for not properly maintaining their equipment.

At Daniels Law, we can help you identify the correct legal action to take and the liable party responsible for causing your losses. We have a team of experienced wildfire recovery lawyers dedicated to protecting your rights. Here are more ways our experienced California wildfire attorneys can help you:

  • Comprehensive case analysis: We look for deeper details and tangible evidence to solidify your case.
  • Insightful legal advice: We help you understand what is happening with your case and assist you in making wise legal decisions.
  • Experienced representation: We have represented numerous individuals and families from negligent fire cases. Our experience and knowledge can help you get the most out of your claim.
  • Maximize compensation: We don’t settle for “OK” — we strive to give you the best compensation for your situation.

Get the Help of a Qualified California Wildfire Lawyer

Daniels Law is a locally based personal injury law firm in California specializing in wildfire lawsuits. With our extensive experience and comprehensive portfolio, we are one of the most sought-after legal firms in the state. We have successfully helped numerous families and individuals navigate the complicated legal structure of wildfire cases.

Here are some reasons why you can count on our legal team to help you get the best legal outcome for your situation:

  • Results that matter: We have an extensive portfolio of winning legal cases. Our results-driven approach has enabled us to recover millions in compensation for our clients.
  • Compassionate and assertive service: Wildfires are traumatic incidents with heavy emotional repercussions. We understand the challenges you’re going through, and we strive to deliver the best legal assistance with respect and empathy.
  • Proven legal background: Our principal attorney has broad legal experience spanning almost three decades. His wide range of knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in your legal battle.
  • People-driven defense: We are a law firm for the people by the people. Our commitment to delivering dedicated legal defense and our client’s best interest will always come first.

Schedule Your Legal Consultation Today

Wildfires inflict devastating and unimaginable damage to people’s lives. If you or a loved one has experienced losses from a California wildfire, contact Daniels Law immediately and let us help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us at 800-573-0490 or complete our online contact form for personalized legal advice.