California Fires Call for Attorneys

Last Updated on: 7th February 2019, 11:34 am

By: William M. Berman, Attorney at Law

California is known for having many devastating wildfires, some destroying thousands of acres. While some of these fires are due to dry conditions and natural causes, other times there are people and/or companies to blame. When that is the case, and there has been a wrongful death, severe personal injury, or even loss of property, victims may be able to recover financially through the civil justice system.

San Diego experienced severe fires in 2007, and it is estimated that the San Diego Gas and Electric Company and Cox Communications may face up to $1.5 billion in damages for their alleged role in starting the Witch Creek, Guejito, and Rice Canon fires. Those fires destroyed more than 1, 300 homes, and killed two individuals. Proving these cases often requires experts on fires, including engineers. Ultimately in order to prevail in such cases plaintiffs must establish that poor maintenance of power lines or inadequate tree clearance next to utilities lead to the fires. An experienced attorney will be able to help develop these lawsuits.

Berman & Riedel, LLP has handled numerous cases of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death with extraordinary results. Furthermore, the firm has experience with burn injuriesspecifically. If you have experienced a severe personal injury or believe that a family member may have wrongfully died in a fire, attorney William Berman will be able to analyze the facts of your particular case and evaluate potential liability and possible strategies to recover.

About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

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Attorney Bill Berman

William M. Berman, Esquire
Berman & Riedel, LLP
12264 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92130
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