Santa Rosa Wildfire Loss AttorneyRequest Free Consultation
Experts are calling the large wildfires that have consumed the northern California region this year one of the deadliest firestorms in history. Fires have blazed through eight counties, more than 240,000 acres, and at least 8,400 buildings – and they continue to burn. These fires have taken 43 lives so far, with 25 people in Sonoma County still reported missing. If you’ve been involved in the Santa Rosa fires, an attorney can help you recover your losses. Come to the Wine Country Wildfire Consortium for assistance from five experienced local law firms.
Recent Facts on the Santa Rosa Wildfires
The North Bay wildfires have devastated the largest city in California’s Redwood Empire, Wine Country, and the North Bay – Santa Rosa. Firefighters are still working to achieve 100% containment of the fires in Santa Rosa. Fire victims crowded evacuation shelters and emergency rooms earlier in the month. Today, victims are left to pick up the pieces amid lingering smoke and poor outdoor air quality. The latest data on the fires in Santa Rosa are as follows:
- In Sonoma County, the Nuns Fire burned 56,556 acres, and the Pocket Fire burned 17,357 acres. The Tubbs Fire, the most destructive in California’s history, burned 36,807 acres.
- Fires hit Fountaingrove in Santa Rosa particularly hard. Fires here caused tornadoes that flipped vehicles and downed trees. Coffey Park was also a badly hit area. Officials allowed residents to return to these neighborhoods on October 21st.
- Santa Rosa is reporting that fire and smoke has destroyed at least 1,800 structures within the city limits. About 1,300 of these are in Coffey Park and more than 500 in the Fountaingrove area.
- Buildings affected include the restaurants at 3746 Hopper Drive, Cardinal Newman High School, and Coddingtown Mobile Home Park.
- There have been 23 reported deaths in Sonoma County. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has released 10 names of the deceased so far. They range in age from 57 to 95.
- A wildfire is devastating, able to consume entire buildings in just minutes, leaving little to no time to grab belongings and evacuate to a safe location. If you are a victim of personal injury, have lost a loved one, or had property damage/loss because of the Santa Rosa wildfires, contact a lawyer for legal counsel.
How an Attorney Can Help
After a devastating fire, your first thought is probably on your personal injuries or where you’re going to live while insurance handles your homeowners claim. The Wine Country Wildfire Consortium is a combination of five local law firms that want to help you. These five firms have over a century of experience handling fire-related claims and have won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. The firms include Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP and Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery of Santa Rosa, CA.
There may be someone responsible for your damages you can take to court for recovery, such as PG&E, the utility company currently under investigation in relation to the wildfires. Partnering with the Consortium gives you access to top resources in northern California during this confusing time. Learn your legal options during a free consultation in Santa Rosa.