What we are doing
Richards Law Firm is aggressively pursuing cases against Southern California Edison Company and Montecito Water District. Because of the damages caused by the Thomas Fire and Mudslides that followed.
Why we are doing it
We have experience handling WILDFIRE litigation in the 2007 Witch Creek Fire (San Diego) and the 2003 Cedar Creek Fire (San Diego) against San Diego Gas & Electric . Because of this experience, we have honed our skills holding utilities financially responsible for the damages to your home and property, so you can rebuild.
We intend to prove that on December 4, 2017, at approximately 6:28 p.m., the Thomas Fires’ initial point of origin was Anlauf Canyon Road, north of Santa Paula, California. The secondary point of origin was a transformer on Keonigsten Road, Santa Paula. Because these fires ultimately caused the horrific and deadly mudslides in Montecito and Carpinteria in January 8th and 9th, 2018, we intend to challenge the utility that is at fault.
We will recover damages based on the non-delegable duty of Southern California Edison. Because they have failed to properly construct, inspect, maintain, repair, manages and otherwise operate its electrical power lines, transformers, and equipment and keep trees properly trimmed at a safe distance to prevent foreseeable fires.
Your damages including, all costs to put your structure back to its pre-loss condition, the replacement cost of your personal property. Additionally, damage to landscaping and trees, damage to commercial agriculture, damage to trees and vegetation growing naturally on your land. Erosion control costs to vacant land and your emotional distress is also covered.
We are handling cases with no fees until and unless we recover compensation for you. We are covering all costs.
Uninsured or underinsured?
For people who have no insurance or insurance that did not cover their loss. We will recover damages to compensate you for your total loss. For people who have insurance. We have found historically that you are massively under insured. Your damages will exceed your policy limits by hundreds of thousands of dollars. We will recover the difference between what you collect and your actual damages.
Why choose us?
There are large firms who have merged into even larger consortiums handle 100s and 1000s of Thomas Fire cases at a time. Richards Law Firm is an actual law firm who knows the name of each of our clients. WE COMMIT TO HANDLING NO MORE THAT 40 CASES PER WILDFIRE. If you sign with the large consortiums, your family will be reduced to an internal file number, at Richards Law Firm, we give all our clients our personal cell phone numbers.