Patrick McNicholas Discusses Northern California Fires in Napa Valley Register Article
In the Napa Valley Register article “Attorneys Are Offering Legal Services to Napa Fire Victims, but Do They Need It?” Partner Patrick McNicholas offered advice to victims of the Northern California fires who are seeking legal help.
McNicholas noted that even if a victim’s insurance covers 100 percent of their loss, they still might have a claim worth pursuing. There are things insurance can’t pay for, such as emotional distress. Mature landscape trees are also a significant source of claims that is not covered, and a lawyer can help collect from the responsible party.
“You want to make sure the attorney you’re considering is well credentialed and experienced,” McNicholas said. “People have to look at the experience and the track record of the firm.”