Kincade Wildfire Lawyer

Legal help for residents affected by the Kincade Wildfire

The recent damage from the wildfires in California has left thousands of residents wondering where to turn for help. Handling insurance claims, healthcare, and legal issues after such devastating losses is never easy. Potter Handy, LLP Law Firm wants to help. We understand the challenges facing Californians affected by wildfires and want residents to understand their legal rights after a wildfire.

Damage claims following any wildfire event typically involve complex dispute litigation that implicates multiple liable parties – possibly including individuals, state and county governments, utility companies, and commercial entities. We make advocacy as efficient and professional as we can in order to minimize the impact of a wildfire incident. Our lawyers can provide you with a comprehensive review of your claim to determine whether you are entitled to compensation.

The usual types of losses in a catastrophic event such as a wildfire, for which you could receive compensation, include:

1. Damage to Property

  • Damage to your home
  • Damage to other structures on your property
  • Damage to personal property
  • Damage to the contents of your home
  • Damage to trees and landscaping
  • Damage from erosion

2. Expenses of Evacuation, Alternative Living Arrangements (or both)

  • Hotel
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Rent for temporary living

3. Lost Income

  • Personal income
  • Lost sick days
  • Lost vacation days
  • Business income

4. Emotional

  • Fear for your safety
  • Fear for the safety of your family
  • Stress
  • Inconvenience
  • Disturbance

Why Would I Need a Lawyer?

Experienced lawyers who have worked in similar wildfire or other catastrophic situations already know how to fight these resources to 1) prove that the utility or other company was responsible for the loss, 2) set a true value for the losses, which may be well beyond the amount for which you are insured (and certainly doesn’t include your hardship from the fire).

Wildfire Lawyers with substantial resources of their own can engage experts in areas that include fire investigation, valuation of trees, personal property and rebuilding, plus hydrology, metallurgy, and erosion. Based on information gathered from experts in discovery, a law firm will have a much greater chance of getting you reimbursed for losses and suffering, well beyond insurance coverage, government assistance, or both.

How Much will a Lawyer Charge to Help Me?

In cases such as wildfires and other catastrophic disasters, you won’t pay the lawyer a dime in advance. Ethical lawyers front all of the costs of the investigation and litigation, and are paid on contingency, which means that we agree on a percentage of the recovery we obtain. In the unlikely case that we recover no money for you, you will not owe anything to the lawyer. Remember that a lawyer who needs money up front – even just a few thousand dollars – cannot afford to do what is necessary to maximize your outcome.

Affected by the Kincade Wildfire? Review Your Claim with a Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been a victim of the Kincade wildfire, we will seek damages on your behalf for the losses you have incurred with absolutely no out-of-pocket expenses from you.

Call (415) 534-1911 or email us to schedule a free, confidential consultation.