Bobcat Fire Lawyers – Los Angeles County

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SoCal Edison Utility Equipment May Be Source of Massive San Gabriel Mountains Bobcat Fire.

As one of the largest fires in Los Angeles County history, the Federal Investigators are examining evidence provided by SoCal Edison on the power transmission facility in the area where the Bobcat Fire began. According to the utility, SoCal Edison equipment near the reported area of where the fire started, experienced a major issue five minutes earlier.

SoCal Edison has announced that it will continue to assist the U.S. Forest Service during the investigation process, and determine if its equipment has to do with causing a massive fire, which destroyed at least 170 structures, including 87 homes and 47 structures. The Bobcat fire is one of the largest fires in the history of Los Angeles County.

Forest rangers investigating the cause of the Bobcat fire are looking at a section of power line and three tree branches they obtained from near where the massive wildfire started.

A section of the Jarvis 12 kV circuit is located in the vicinity of Cogswell Dam and the circuit experienced a relay operation at 12:16 p.m. on September 6, 2020. The Mt. Wilson East camera captured the initial stages of the fire with the first observed smoke as early as approximately 12:10 p.m., prior to the relay operation.

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, USFS personnel requested that SCE remove a specific section of SCE overhead conductor in the vicinity of Cogswell Dam. – Edison.com

Bobcat Fire Lawsuit – Compensation You Can Seek

While each case is different, common damage categories include:

  • Business losses
  • Damage to trees, timber, or underwood
  • Depreciation in the value of your land
  • Emotional distress
  • Harm to pets or livestock
  • Loss of crops
  • Lost wages
  • Personal injury
  • The cost to repair or replace your home and personal property
  • The loss of use and enjoyment of your property
  • Wrongful death

You may be entitled to damages that your insurance – even good insurance — won’t cover. In addition to underinsured homes, most insurance policies don’t cover vegetation that is not part of the landscaping, natural vegetation or compensation for you or your family for the upheaval caused by the Bobcat Fire. The law provides for more compensation than most people realize.

When our Bobcat Fire Lawyers take on a case, we are consciously thorough in our investigations. We must be sure that we have identified all of your damages and accurately calculated them. We will not be satisfied with a case outcome unless you get every last penny you deserve from the parties responsible for the destructive Bobcat Fire. Call us at (866) 792-9938


Affected by the Bobcat Fire? Review Your Claim with a Bobcat Fire Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a utility-company-related wildfire, we will seek damages on your behalf for the losses you have incurred with absolutely no out-of-pocket expenses from you.

Potter Handy (Wildfire Legal Center) represents plaintiffs in fire injury and damage lawsuits filed against SoCal Edison and Northern California’s PG&E for the devastating property damage, economic losses, and disruption to homes, businesses, and livelihoods caused by recent California wildfires.

If you would like to speak with a California wildfire lawyer, call us at (866) 792-9938 or use the form on this page.