Personal Injury Suits Arise from California Wildfires
The utter devastation caused by a recent spate of fires that raged through the California countryside is now being blamed for more than just the destruction of countless acres of forest and neighborhoods. More accurately, perhaps, the company thought responsible for the Thomas, Creek and Rye fires is the target of personal injury suits filed on behalf of individuals whose lives were adversely affected by the flames.
Utility Infrastructure Is Being Blamed
A California law firm that filed suits on behalf of six plaintiffs is alleging that a spark from electrical infrastructure owned by an electricity provider caused the fires that caused damage and injury to their clients. The suit claims:
- A spark resulting from faulty infrastructure ignited surrounding plant life.
- The fire that is the subject of the suit is believed responsible for the destruction of at least 300,000 acres of land and more than 1,000 homes.
Losses suffered by the plaintiffs as a result of fires includes personal injury, damage or destruction of property, loss of valued personal possessions, lost wages and expenses related to medical treatment and evacuation of their homes.
Statements by the law firm representing this set of plaintiffs place blame for the fires and the subsequent destruction, injury and loss squarely on the shoulders of Southern California Edison. The suits filed aim to hold the utility responsible for starting the fires and seek restitution for the clients so they might begin rebuilding their homes and lives.
The Thomas, Creek, and Rye fires were first reported on December 4, 2017, and raged throughout Ventura County, California, and areas surrounding Los Angeles. Mostly contained by the end of the month, the Thomas fire was declared the single largest forest fire in state history.
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