Frequently Asked Questions

When utility companies and their contractors wrongfully cause a fire and harm to others they often use their tremendous resources to fight hard in minimizing payouts to anyone who suffers a loss. Seasoned wild fire attorneys fight for you to prove the corporation is responsible and to establish the true value of your losses, including your annoyance and discomfort from this devastating event. We hire experts in fire investigation, hydrology, metallurgy, erosion, rebuilding costs, tree valuation, and personal property valuation. Working together with these experts we have the ability to reimburse you for your losses beyond what any insurance or government assistance may cover.

You do not pay us a dime out of pocket. We are paid by an agreed upon percentage from any recovery we obtain on your behalf. We advance all costs of the case on your behalf, and you do not pay anything unless we recover money for you.

You may be underinsured for this incident or your insurance company may deny the full value you believe you are entitled to recover. Insurance companies also often do not provide reimbursement for the annoyance and discomfort you have experienced. As a result, we fight to ensure those responsible for causing the fire pay the difference and ensure you are fully compensated for the loss that you suffered.

We help uninsured homeowners and renters. California law permits recovery for both uninsured and insured victims. If the fire was caused by a company’s negligent or careless action and you were harmed, then you are entitled to be reimbursed and we will work tirelessly for that reimbursement.

Chico

977 East Avenue, Suite 60
Chico, CA 95926

Phone: (530) 433-0093

Los Angeles

350 South Grand Ave, Suite 3325
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: (424) 250-2883

Santa Barbara

7 West Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: (805) 695.3559

info@pacificfireattorneys.com

What Can I Recover in My Fire Case
Your Home: Construction and Restoration

People work their entire lives to build or buy a home. When a preventable fire destroys or damages a home, it leaves a family without a place to live and wondering what to do next. You may be entitled to compensation for the damage or destruction of your home caused by a fire, including the amount of money it would take to restore your property to the condition it was in the day before it was affected by a fire. We hire the best experts to put your claim together, including construction experts, arborists, erosion experts, appraisers, and others depending on the nature of your claim.

Emotional Distress and Loss of Cherished Possessions in California Fires

Fires cause injury, death, and loss of property, leaving families homeless and without their most cherished possessions. These irreplaceable items include photos, antiques, family heirlooms, toys and books, wedding albums, instruments and much more. Those suffering a total loss from a fire may suffer extreme emotional trauma resulting from the realization that what they have spent a lifetime building is now gone. This can result in feelings of uncertainty and fear for years to come. Some deeply affected individuals may even experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We understand this sensitivity, and work closely with our clients to get them the compensation they deserve after a fire.

Insurance

Making it worse, families and businesses will come to find—almost universally—that their insurance coverage is not enough to re-build and restore their home or replace their lost contents. We help our clients through the insurance process at no cost, making sure they are able to maximize their coverage.

Recovery

Having an attorney who is experienced in recovering fire damages can make a great difference in the amount of compensation you may be able to recover. The attorneys at Pacific Fire Attorneys are among the most successful fire damage attorneys in California. Combined, we have obtained over $150 million in compensation for our clients who have been damaged by fires. We have helped thousands of fire-affected individuals rebuild.