On November 13, 2018, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article entitled “PG&E Sued by Camp Fire Victims,” reporting on our firms’ lawsuit against PG&E on behalf of victims of the deadly Camp Fire near Paradise, California. The article noted that our case is the first lawsuit to be filed against PG&E in connection to the Camp Fire, which accuses PG&E of failing to properly maintain its infrastructure and equipment. The lawsuit also accuses PG&E of having a deeply flawed corporate culture that prioritizes profits over safety.
The article quotes from our complaint “This pattern and practice of favoring profits over having a solid and well-maintained infrastructure that would be safe and dependable for years to come left PG&E vulnerable to an increased risk of a catastrophic event such as the Camp Fire.”
The article goes on to quote Mike Danko, one of our lead PG&E fire attorneys, regarding PG&E’s involvement in the ignition of the Camp Fire:
“They’ve destroyed people’s lives, killed people and burned down many houses — in fact, an entire town. At some point, there has to be accountability.”
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.