North Bay Fires &


According to reports by KQED, many Northern California counties were not adequately prepared for the October 2017 fires.

There were reportedly communication failures among authorities, delays in warning residents, and lack of proper training among emergency staff. As a result, many residents reportedly received no warning “even though first responders knew for hours that the fire was headed towards [the] neighborhood.”

Fire survivors may have legal claims to compensation from their counties if they would have evacuated sooner. There is an April 6, 2018 deadline to submit a claim form to the county for losses related to the October 2017 fires. Explore your options and claims by contacting our trusted fire attorneys today, free.

In order to preserve your rights against a County, residents must submit a claim form by April 6, 2018.

If you have not hired an attorney, contact us for assistance in completing this form at no cost and with no obligation to file a lawsuit. Please note that you will not be able to recover against a County unless you file a form before the deadline.

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Meet Our Team

Northern California Fire Lawyers is a coalition of three prominent California law firms: Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith and Gibbs Law Group. Our firms have successfully taken on some of the nation’s largest utility companies in previous fire and explosion cases, including most recently the San Bruno pipeline explosion and the Butte fire that devastated over 70,000 acres in 2015. We bring a deep knowledge of the systems and fire-prevention policies of major utility companies and are well-positioned to take the hard work from years of litigation in previous cases to benefit our clients in holding PG&E accountable for the devastation caused by the fires.

Our approach is different from other firms in that we work directly with our clients through every stage of the litigation, from intake through verdict or settlement.

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