Imagine in less than 8 hours everything you had spent a life accumulating through hard work and personal sacrifice, including in many cases loved ones, was taken from you by the negligent acts of a big company. Now imagine the big company had caused this sort of loss on many occasions, ignored what judges had instructed them to do and let unbridled destruction happen yet again.
This is why a San Bruno judge is demanding answers from the upper management of PG&E. As a result of the Wine Country fires on 2017 PG&E had actually created a plan to prevent the issue of wind sparking wires by shutting off the power to lines that were susceptible to sparking. They implemented this plan and no fires were reported. There was heavy criticism of the power being shut off and as a result PG&E relented, left the power on and there are now multiple allegations that 18,000+ buildings and homes were destroyed as a direct result. It seems someone is finally paying attention!
U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco told PG&E to explain whether “reckless operation or maintenance of PG&E power lines” started a wildfire — and whether that might constitute a violation of the terms of the utility’s probation. Many of us remember that PG&E was found guilty of obstruction of justice in connection with the 2010 San Bruno disaster, which killed eight people and injured many others. At their sentencing in January 2017, PG&E was placed on five years’ probation, fined $3 million and ordered to perform thousands of hours of community service. The probation sentence included a prohibition against committing further crimes.
The last reliable total from just the Camp Fire is 88 people dead, 20+ still listed as missing, over 18,000 buildings destroyed and well over 150,000 acres burned as a result of something that could reasonable have been prevented. If the allegations end up being verified, and we suspect they may well be, this could end up being the largest case of corporate irresponsibility and negligent behavior our nation has ever witnessed first hand
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!