Camp Fire attorneys Amanda Riddle & Dario De Ghetaldi advocate for PG&E to prioritize compensation of the many ’17 and ’18 California wildfire victims. In the KTVU news feature Amanda says, “And so what we did today, is we asked the court to prioritize the needs of those wildfire victims, especially those ones who need immediate assistance because they have no insurance and no homes”. She further states, “They’ve got about $20 billion more in assets than liabilities and so what we’re looking for is a stream lined process for the most impacted victims”. One of the issues currently facing the courts is who should receive relief first after the devastating California wildfires.
In the story, Dario de Ghetaldi also addresses the wildfire victims difficult experiences to highlight why their recovery should be prioritized over high level executive bonuses and any other creditor PG&E owes relief for. “These are real people and their stories are real. And, if you meet them and you hear their stories, you’ll cry”, Dario says.
About Northern California Fire Lawyers
Northern California Fire Lawyers is a team of more than 30 attorneys from a coalition of three Northern California law firms: Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith and Gibbs Law Group. Collectively, our fire lawyers have more experience investigating and bringing claims against PG&E than any law firm in California. Our attorneys have been appointed by California judges to leadership positions in some of the largest fire and disaster cases, including the Butte Fire Cases, 2017 PG&E Fire Cases, and San Bruno Explosion lawsuits.
Our attorneys currently represent over 200 families who are victims of the 2015 Butte Fire that devastated over 70,000 acres. We have earned hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and members of our team have been honored for their work with numerous awards, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Trial Lawyer of the Year,” and “Top Women Lawyers in Northern California,” among others.