Home > Blog > PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion California Wildfire Settlement

PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion California Wildfire Settlement


Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced a $13.5 billion settlement on December 6th, 2019, for victims of Northern California wildfires and the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire which destroyed thousands of businesses and homes and killed dozens of people. The settlement covers victims of the Wine Country, Camp, Tubbs, 2015 Butte and Ghost Ship fires.

Deadline To Make A PG&E Fire Claim


Fire victims have until December 31, 2019 to file claims. The deadline was extended due to the large number of eligible victims who had failed to file claims.

Once accepted by the judge overseeing PG&E’s bankruptcy, the settlement fund will go to victims who lost property and/or loved ones. Government agencies and attorneys will also see a share of the fund. The settlement is intended to assist victims who lack insurance or whose insurance was insufficient to cover their losses.

Contact the Fire Attorneys at the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen today. Our legal teams are representing hundreds of California fire victims.

Call us at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature or complete the contact form on this page. We offer a free, confidential consultation. There is never a charge for our services, unless a recovery is made. Contact us now, do not wait.

How To Join The PG&E Fire Settlement?

Contact the California Fire Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen immediately for a free consultation. We will advise you of your options and claim eligibility. Our legal teams are standing by to assist you as the deadline is fast-approaching.

If you suffered damages, injury, or lost a loved one due to a fire covered by the PG&E settlement, contact us immediately. Do not wait. Failure to make a claim by December 31, 2019, will forever bar your right to share in the recent $13.5 Billion PG&E Trust Fund Settlement.

Contact the Fire attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen today. There is absolutely no risk to you. We only collect a fee if a recovery is made.

Call us at 1-800-718-4658, use the live chat feature or complete the contact form on this page. All inquiries are 100% confidential and free of charge.

2019 PG&E Bankruptcy & Fire Liability


PG&E declared bankruptcy in January 2019 as it faced $30 billion in potential liabilities. PG&E has already agreed to pay $11 billion to insurance companies and others who have paid out 2017 and 2018 wildfire claims. PG&E has also agreed to pay $1 billion to impacted counties, cities and other public entities.

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. It was also the most expensive natural disaster worldwide for 2018. The Camp Fire killed 85 civilians and injured 12 civilians and 5 firefighters. It destroyed 18,804 buildings and burned 153,336 acres of land. The fire forced the evacuation of 52,000 people, decimated the town of Paradise and inflicted $16.5 billion worth of damage.

PG&E told federal regulators in 2013 that an overhaul of the 98-year-old Caribou-Palermo line was planned. PG&E continued to propose the overhaul in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The overhaul still hadn’t taken place in 2018 when the line failed and sparked the Camp Fire.

Prior to the Camp Fire, the Tubbs Fire was the most destructive wildfire in California history at the time it occurred. The Tubbs Fire killed 22 people and injured one. It destroyed 5,643 buildings, burned 36,807 acres of land and inflicted $1.3 billion worth of damage.

Find Out If You Can Be A Part Of The PG&E Settlement

The California Fire Lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen are available now to provide a free settlement claim evaluation. Call 1-800-718-4658 now to find out if you are eligible to participate in the $13.5 Billion PG&E Settlement.

Do not wait. After December 31, 2019, you will not be able to make a claim to share in the recent PG&E Fire settlment.


September 16, 2020

Employees Claim Negligence In San Andreas Nursing Home With COVID-19 Outbreak

Two employees at a San Andreas, CA nursing home with a COVID-19 outbreak ha...

November 4, 2020

CVS Pharmacy Has Been Repeatedly Found To Sell Expired Drugs

CVS Pharmacy has been found to sell expired medications on multiple occasio...

September 13, 2020

Electric Scooters Sent Almost 30,000 People To The ER Last Year

A new study estimated that electric scooters sent almost 30,000 people to e...