Victims of the 2018 Camp Fire and other California wildfires now must file a claim with the court by October 21st, 2019 in order to be eligible for recovery. Camp Fire Attorney Mike Danko argued against this October deadline because he believes it often takes a year for fire victims to file a claim.
Danko told KRON4 that he is most concerned about the Camp Fire Victims
Victims of other fires have had more than a year to step forward but I know from prior experience, we will have some from the Camp Fire who are still living in parking lots or don’t have a computer or just cant act, who will in January say ‘I am ready to file a claim’ and I will have to say it’s too late you needed to file by Oct. 21
While PG&E called this deadline a “key milestone” in their restructuring and compensation efforts, Danko argued
There’s no secret here PG&E knows the quicker the deadline, the fewer claims they will have to contend with — that is what they are trying to do
If Camp Fire survivors don’t get their claims filed by October 21st, they will forfeit their right to a payout from PG&E.
About the 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 and 2018 PG&E Fire Cases, and San Bruno Explosion lawsuits.
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.