BREAKING NEWS: June 16, 2020. — Pacific Gas & Electric is expected to plead guilty to 84 felony counts of involuntary manslaughter during a court hearing in which the nation’s largest utility will be confronted with its history of neglect and greed that culminated in a wildfire that wiped out most of a Northern California town. Story here: https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/jun/16/pge-to-plead-guilty-to-deaths-from-california/
The deadline to file a California wildfire claim has been extended through the end of the year. Victims of the deadly wildfires that swept through California in 2017, 2018, and 2019 have until December 20, 2019 to file claims for compensation.
The California Supreme Court has determined that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is responsible for certain California wildfires occurring from 2017 to 2019 and as a result has been ordered to pay restitution to wildfire victims.
Were you impacted by the devastating wildfires that ripped through California in 2017, 2018 and 2019? If you are a wildfire victim, you may be entitled to financial compensation to be set aside by PG&E, the utility company found liable in wildfires that killed 130 people and destroyed thousands of homes and structures.
It is our expectation that a fund will be established and financial compensation distributed by a bankruptcy trustee as part of the PG&E bankruptcy proceedings. The potential payouts from these claims goes above and beyond individual insurance claims you may have received from your insurance company.
You can still file a claim even if you filed a claim through your insurance agency but you need to file as soon as possible. The deadline to file has been extended, but terminates at the end of the year.
New research is showing as much as 60% of people affected by the PG&E California Wildfires have not submitted a claim to be compensated for their losses and damages. You have until the end of the year to file your claim. Don’t miss your opportunity to file a claim and be eligible for the financial compensation you deserve.
People affected by the following California wildfires may be entitled to compensation to be set aside by power utility company PG&E:
If you were a victim of a qualifying California wildfire, you may be entitled to financial compensation based on the following injuries:
For additional litigation information, PG&E is maintaining a webpage dedicated to Wildfire Updates, including links to court documents relating to current wildfire litigation. You can access that webpage here.