A step-by-step guide to your wildfire claim

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The first step is to obtain a case review from an experienced attorney. The team at Northern California Fire Lawyers has more experience investigating and bringing claims against PG&E than any other law firm in California. We provide a confidential case review at no-cost to see if you qualify.



Your attorney will file all documentation for you and pursue claims to maximize your recovery. This includes ensuring that you have completed all necessary filings and do not miss any critical deadlines. Filling out the claim form is only one step in this process.



If you qualify, your attorney will review your records to document your property damage, personal injuries, business losses and other damage. This process is often complex and time-consuming but is necessary so your attorney can calculate and prove the value of your claim.



Most wildfire claims will be resolved through bankruptcy court. In the bankruptcy process, funds will be set aside for individual wildfire victims’ claims. You and your lawyer will review any settlement offer together and decide whether to accept the amount offered or appeal the amount offered for your claim.

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Trouble Filling out the Claim Form?

Filing your claim can be a rather complex process. If you fill out the claim form wrong, you can substantially reduce the amount of money you are entitled to. There are many problems can you can run into while completing this form.

For example: Saying you are not going to rebuild often reduces your monetary recovery.

We know there are many hidden costs to PG&E caused fires that aren’t apparent yet. Our team does ongoing calculations of your damages to make sure all your costs are included in the case, not just the costs you have incurred so far.

If you are unsure how to fill out the form, or don’t want to risk making a mistake, ask a professional. Our team at Northern California Fire Lawyers is here to ensure you get the payout you deserve.

We have gotten reports that PG&E has sent the wrong claim form to many people, so filling out the form provided may not be enough. Contact us to make sure the right form is filed in your case.

According to a report by Bloomberg, PG&E has proposed establishing a $14 billion fund to resolve legal claims arising from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires.


The bankruptcy judge handling the Camp Fire case against PG&E has set an October 21, 2019 deadline to file your claim in bankruptcy court.


File your claim form before the deadline in order to be eligible for the payout. If you don’t file, you will get NO recovery.

Experienced, Award-Winning California Fire Lawyers: Leaders in the 2015 Butte Fire and 2017 California Wildfire Lawsuits

Northern California Fire Lawyers is a team of more than 30 attorneys from a coalition of three Northern California law firms:

Our PG&E and Wildfire Experience

✓No Other Firm Has More Experience Suing PG&E.
Our first case against PG&E was nearly 30 years ago. We know PG&E’s playbook and we use that unique knowledge to benefit our clients.

We have succeeded in trial against PG&E.
Our lead trial lawyer, Mike Danko, is the only lawyer in Northern California to have taken a case of this type all the way through to trial and verdict against PG&E. Since then, PG&E has offered settlements to our clients in many cases during or just before the start of trial. PG&E knows we are ready, willing and able to take a case to trial, and that approach helps us achieve the best results for our clients.

Appointed by judges to lead legal battles against PG&E.
We have been appointed by judges to leadership positions in large-scale cases against PG&E, including the 2017 North Bay Fires cases, the 2015 Butte Fire cases, and the 2010 San Bruno Explosion cases. Judges trust us to represent the best interests of fire & disaster victims.

Meet Our Wildfire Lawyers

Northern California Fire Lawyers is a coalition of prominent Northern California law firms: Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith, and Gibbs Law Group. Our firms consist of seasoned trial lawyers, leading national personal injury attorneys, and experienced complex litigators. Attorneys on our team have been appointed by California judges to serve in leadership positions in a number of large, coordinated fire and disaster cases. We bring a deep knowledge of the systems and fire-prevention policies of major utility companies and are well-positioned to leverage the hard work from our previous cases to benefit our clients.