Nadrich & Cohen is actively retaining Mountain View Fire victims. We believe that Liberty Utilities power lines caused the fire, and we are the experts at holding utilities accountable for starting fires. We are currently helping thousands of California fire victims obtain financial recoveries from utility companies with regards to fires like the Camp Fire, Zogg Fire and Glass Fire.
Call us now at 800-718-4658 for a free consultation. You may be eligible for financial compensation if you suffered damaged property, destroyed property and/or injuries from the Mountain View Fire. Our services will cost you nothing until and unless we obtain a recovery for you.
What Caused The Mountain View Fire?
We believe that the Mountain View Fire was started by Liberty Utilities power lines because they failed to de-energize their power lines and failed to properly maintain their power lines and the vegetation surrounding it.
The official cause of the Mountain View Fire is unknown and under investigation, according to Sierra Wave Media, which stated that the fire burned about 20,000 acres, destroyed 90 homes and led to one death.
However, Sierra Wave Media stated that “downed power lines” in the midst of a powerful wind event were originally reported as the cause of the fire, and that the power lines are owned by Liberty Utilties.
We believe that Liberty Utilities should have de-energized their power lines in the area where the Mountain View Fire began because the National Weather Service predicted the strong wind event and since other utilities, like Southern California Edison, de-energized Santa Clarita Valley circuits to prevent fires.
We also believe that the fire started because Liberty Utilities failed to properly maintain their power lines in a manner which allowed them to withstand strong winds as mandated by law, and failed to properly maintain adequate spacing between vegetation and their power lines as mandated by law.
What Kind Of Damages Can Be Recovered In A Mountain View Fire Lawsuit?
We may be able to obtain a financial recovery which can compensate you for many kinds of damages, including:
- Lost or damaged property or home
- Lost or damaged business
- Loss of business income
- Expenses related to evacuations
- Loss of or damage to trees
- Death or physical injury
What Grounds Are There For A Mountain View Fire Lawsuit?
We may be able to obtain you financial compensation based on numerous causes of action in a Mountain View Fire lawsuit, including:
Violation of Public Utilities Code § 2106
This code holds utilities liable for property damage which happens because the utility broke a law. We believe that Liberty Utilities broke numerous laws, rules and regulations by failing to de-energize and properly maintain their power lines, including:
- Public Resources Code § 4292
- Public Resources Code § 4293
- Public Resources Code § 4435
- Code of Civil Procedure § 733
- Public Utilities Code § 451
- General Order No. 95
- General Order No. 165
California’s constitution mandates that owners of property damaged for public use are justly compensated for the damage. California courts have ruled that this concept, known as inverse condemnation, applies to public and private utilities who are responsible for starting fires. We believe that Liberty Utilities is responsible for starting the Mountain View Fire because they acted negligently.
Negligence is failing to do what a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation in order to prevent harm from occurring. Those who cause harm in California are liable for that harm if the harm was caused by negligence, and we are experts at proving that our clients were harmed by someone else’s negligence.
We believe a reasonably careful utility would de-energize power lines when a strong wind event is predicted. We believe a reasonably careful utility would properly maintain their power lines, making sure they can withstand strong winds and, if they do snap, making sure flammable vegetation isn’t close enough to the lines to catch fire.
Negligence per se
Negligence per se essentially means that it is inherently negligent to break the law, as reasonably careful entities don’t break laws. We believe that Liberty Utilities negligently broke numerous laws by failing to maintain their equipment and de-energize their power lines.
Violation of Health & Safety Code § 13007, et seq.
This code ensures that those who negligently spark fires are held liable for damages caused by the fire.
Violation of Health & Safety Code § 13009, et seq.
This code ensures that those who negligently start fires are held liable for fire suppression costs related to the fire as well as rescue or emergency medical services.
We may be able to obtain financial compensation in compensation for the fire trespassing upon your property.
We may be able to obtain financial compensation based on the concept of premises liability. We believe a dangerous condition was created by the negligence of Liberty Utilities when they failed to adequately maintain their equipment and surrounding vegetation.
We believe the Mountain View Fire created an injurious, offensive nuisance to those harmed by it by unreasonably interfering with their property enjoyment and unlawfully obstructing free use of property.
Mountain View Fire Lawyers
Our experienced, battle-tested team of California wildfire experts and attorneys have been holding utilities accountable for wildfires for 10 years and are representing thousands of wildfire victims. We have specific experience in obtaining financial compensation for those who have lost homes because utility companies failed to maintain and de-energize their power lines.
We offer our clients a no fee promise, which means that we do not charge a fee for our representation if we do not obtain financial compensation for our clients. Our only fee is a percentage of your recovery and it is only charged if we obtain a recovery. You will never owe us any money out of your own pocket.
Nadrich & Cohen is actively retaining victims of the Mountain View Fire. We can help you get your life back on track. Call us now at 800-718-4658. You might qualify for a financial recovery. You can also request a free consultation by using the “Do I Have A Case?” form on the right, talking with our live chat or emailing us at email@example.com.