In California, the 2017 and 2018 wildfires caused record-breaking devastation across the state. Tens of thousands of people lost their homes, thousands faced injuries, and over 100 people lost their lives.
Many of the California wildfire victims will receive at least some form of financial restitution, be that from lawsuits brought against PG&E or in the form of state and federal government-provided aid. However, due in part to PG&E’s planned power outages across the state, some 70,000+ people may fail to meet the deadline to file their claim with the energy giant. That means that those 70,000+ people could go without any financial aid or restitution for their lost property and loved ones.
“There are probably thousands, if not tens of thousands, that have had some impact from these Northern California fires that are not going to seek anything from PG&E. If people choose not to file claims in the PG&E bankruptcy case, at least they know they can.” – Cecily Dumas, Attorney for the Official Committee of Tort Claimants
Affected by Wildfires Caused by PG&E? File Your Claim Before October 21
If you were affected by the California wildfires caused by faulty PG&E equipment, then head over to their website and file your claim immediately. The deadline to do so is October 21, and that date is rapidly approaching. Don’t let PG&E get away with their negligence. Lawyer up with us and file your claim as soon as possible.
“The legacy of this bankruptcy should not be tht tens of thousands of underinformed, displaced and traumatized fire victims have their substantial claims precluded. Thousands of fire victims have lost everything and now, without their knowledgee or informed consent, are about to lose their opportunity to recover anything.” – Steven Skikos, a court-appointed lawyer representing victims’ interests