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Matthew McNicholas
Plaintiff Executive Committee Representative for Southern California Fires
Patrick McNicholas
Plaintiff Steering Committee Representative for Northern California Fires

Wildfire & Mudslide Disaster Recovery & Litigation

Have you been affected by a wildfire or other disaster caused by a public utility accident?

When electricity, natural gas and water companies fail to meet the standards required of public utilities, they can put thousands of people at risk of disasters, such as wildfires, gas leaks and floods.

If you or someone you know was a victim of a public utility accident resulting in a wildfire or gas leak, contact us for a free consultation on your case.

Have you been affected by the recent Southern CA mudslides or the Northern/Southern CA wildfires? 

If so, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for:

1. Personal injury

2. Personal property damage

3. Damage or loss of residential structures

4. Cost of evacuation

5. Loss of earnings


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If you or a loved one has been affected by a disaster caused by a public utility accident, contact McNicholas & McNicholas LLP now. We currently represent:

  • Residents who lost their homes and/or loved ones in the Wine Country wildfires, including the Tubbs, Pocket, Atlas, Nuns and Patrick fires.                                                                                    
  • Victims of the January 2018 Montecito Mudslides.                         
  • Families who suffered severe health issues from the 2015 SoCalGas leak in Porter Ranch.                                                     
  • Residents who were forced to evacuate when the Oroville spillway, the tallest dam in the U.S., began to fail in 2017.

McNicholas & McNicholas currently represents more than 2,000 home owners in Northern and Southern California for deaths and property loss spawning from the Montecito mudslides and the Northern and southern California fires. Patrick McNicholas is on the Plaintiff Steering Committee for the Northern California fires and Matthew McNicholas is on the Plaintiff Executive Committee for the Southern California fires. 

If a gas, electricity, water or other public utility company has treated you unfairly or caused you harm, it is important that you explore your legal options.

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Getting Justice for Victims of Wildfires & Mudslides

What Wildfire Victims Need to Know About Recovering Losses

Even if you have homeowner’s insurance, it might not be enough to cover your losses. A sad fact discovered by many fire victims is that after reconstructing or repairing their property, the insurance proceeds do not fully compensate them for the damages they suffered, including the cost of rebuilding their home or replacing their personal property and landscaping. In many cases, replacement costs are 2 to 3 times greater than the amount allocated for in the insurance policy.

In addition to underinsured economic damages, claims can also be made for uninsured damages, such as destruction of agricultural crops, vegetation and residential landscaping, which have successfully recovered in past fire cases.

If you are the victim of a California wildfire, let us fight for you! It is critical to understand your situation and retain highly experienced legal counsel to protect your rights and maximize your recovery. For more information and to schedule your personal, no cost consultation, please call us at 310-474-1582.

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Patrick McNicholas
Partner and Plaintiff's Executive Committee Representative for Southern California Fires
John P. McNicholas
Partner
Juan C. Victoria
Senior Lawyer
Courtney C. McNicholas
Senior Lawyer

Gas, electricity, water and other public utility companies may not inform you of their mistakes that can put the health and lives of millions of people at risk. It’s up to you to know your legal rights when it comes to the disasters caused by these mistakes. 

If you’ve suffered health problems, financial setbacks or other personal injury due to the negligence of a public utility company, you may be able to pursue a legal claim, either as an individual or through a class action lawsuit. The attorneys at McNicholas & McNicholas understand complex local, state and federal utility regulations, and we can determine the best strategies to hold negligent public utility companies accountable. 

Getting Justice for Victims of Wildfires

If you or a loved one has been affected by a disaster caused by a public utility accident, contact McNicholas & McNicholas now. We currently represent:

  • Families who suffered severe health issues from the 2015 SoCalGas leak in Porter Ranch.                           
  • Consumers who were injured by Mercedes-Benz car seat warmers that caught on fire.                                  
  • Residents who were forced to evacuate when the Oroville spillway, the tallest dam in the U.S., began to fail.                                                                                 
  • Residents who lost their homes and/or loved ones in the Wine Country wildfires, including the Tubbs, Pocket, Atlas, Nuns and Patrick fires.
Matthew S. McNicholas
Partner and Plaintiff's Executive Committee Representative for Southern California Fires
Patrick McNicholas
Partner and Plaintiff's Steering Committee Representative for Northern California Fires

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