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Glass Fire Lawsuit

Glass Fire Lawsuit

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is actively retaining Glass Fire victims. You may be eligible for a financial recovery if your property was damaged or destroyed by the Glass Fire or you were injured by the Glass Fire. Our no fee promise means we won’t charge you a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.

Cal Fire is investigating the origin and cause of the Glass Fire, which started north of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. A PG&E transmission line runs through the area where the fire broke out, and smaller utility lines were down in two places next to North Fork Crystal Springs Road. The fire has already burned hundreds of homes, structures, vineyards and wineries.

Call us today at 800-718-4658 for a free case evaluation. You can also talk with our live chat, email us at info@personalinjurylawcal.com or fill out the “Do I Have A Case” form on the right.  We are already representing thousands of fire victims in the Kincade, Paradise and wine country fires, all against PG&E.

Possible Grounds For A Glass Fire Lawsuit

Cal Fire is investigating the cause of the Glass Fire. California state authorities said in July that PG&E’s equipment started the Kincade Fire. Our law firms have filed numerous cases regarding the Kincade Fire. We believe the Glass Fire’s circumstances will be similar to the Kincade Fire’s circumstances and that PG&E will be held responsible for the fire.

Our lawsuit claims that the Kincade Fire started because of PG&E’s failure to maintain its equipment and the vegetation around the equipment. The same causes of action seen in Kincade Fire lawsuits will probably be seen in Glass Fire lawsuits.

Possible causes of action in a Glass Fire lawsuit include:

Inverse Condemnation

Article One, Section 19 of California’s constitution states that “private property may be taken or damaged for a public use” only when “just compensation” is paid to the owner. This is known as inverse condemnation. Property damaged by a fire started by a public utility constitutes property damaged for a public use in California.

Negligence

Negligence is failing to apply the same level of care a reasonable person would do in the same situation. Failing to maintain power lines or equipment as well as the vegetation surrounding them is negligence. A reasonable person would adequately maintain power lines, equipment and the vegetation surrounding them.

Violation of Public Utilities Code § 2106

Public utilities who break the law are liable to those whose property is damaged by their unlawfulness under this code. There are laws and regulations regarding maintenance of power lines, equipment and the vegetation surrounding them.

Premises Liability

Companies are liable in California for damages caused by a dangerous condition on their property under premises liability. Poorly maintained power lines, equipment and the vegetation surrounding them can constitute a dangerous condition.

Trespass

A fire can be considered to trespass on one’s property if it is started due to a utility’s negligence.

Public nuisance

A fire which affects a substantial number of people within the general public can be considered a public nuisance.

Private nuisance

A fire which obstructs the free use of private property can be considered a private nuisance.

Violation of Health and Safety Code § 13007

Those who negligently cause a fire are liable for the damages the fire causes under this code.

A Glass Fire lawsuit may be able to recover numerous types of damages, including cost to repair or replace property and medical bills.

Glass Fire Attorneys

Thousands of Californians have already entrusted their wildfire claims to us because of our extensive experience in wildfire litigation. Our law firms have been specializing in wildfire cases for a decade. The utility companies fear us. Utility companies know that when they see our name they’ll be up against law firms that will stop at nothing to obtain every last penny you deserve for the suffering you’ve endured due to the Glass Fire.

We charge our clients a small percentage of their recovery as our fee. We only charge this fee if we obtain a recovery. You will never owe us money out of your own pocket. This is known as contingency fee representation.

Nadrich & Cohen is actively retaining Glass Fire victims. Let us help you get your life back on track. Call us today at 800-718-4658 for a free case evaluation. You might be eligible for financial compensation.