VENTURA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith and Gibbs Law Group, a coalition of California law firms known as Corey Danko Gibbs Fire Lawyers, filed a lawsuit in Ventura County yesterday on behalf of fire survivors who suffered injuries and lost their homes and/or land as a result of the Thomas Fire, which began in December 2017. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that SCE was negligent in failing to properly inspect and maintain its electrical equipment and power lines, which ultimately caused the Thomas fire to ignite in two separate locations.
Specifically, the victims assert that SCE broke the law in the way it constructed, inspected, repaired and maintained its power lines and electrical equipment, and that it was foreseeable given the heightened wildfire threat, strong Santa Ana winds, and effects of a long California drought, that such a fire was likely. Given the heightened risk and SCE’s awareness, plaintiffs assert that the company should have safeguarded its infrastructure.
“Corey Danko Gibbs Fire Lawyers has successfully taken on some of the nation’s largest utilities in wildfire cases,” said Ventura-based attorney and Thomas Fire victim Brian Osborne, “Our community deserves the strongest advocates to fight for us. I have personally seen them in action and trust them to represent my own interests, as well as my clients and our community.”
“The people of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties who lost their homes and land as a result of these fires deserve justice,” said Mike Danko of Danko Meredith. “SCE was entrusted to provide electrical services and ensure safety for the community, and it failed. The company must be held accountable for the devastation it has caused.”
Individuals and businesses that were affected or suffered damage from the Thomas Fire, Montecito mudslides or surrounding fires and would like to learn more about their legal rights in the Southern California Edison Thomas Fire Lawsuits may contact our team at (805) 410-1120. Our attorneys pride themselves on being there for our clients at every stage of the litigation, from intake through verdict or settlement.
About Corey Danko Gibbs Fire Lawyers
The law firms of Danko Meredith, Girard Gibbs, and Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle have earned hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for their clients. Our firms consist of seasoned trial lawyers, leading national personal injury attorneys, and experienced complex litigators. Attorneys on our team have been appointed by California judges to serve in leadership positions in a number of large, coordinated fire and disaster cases. We bring a deep knowledge of the systems and fire-prevention policies of major utility companies and are well-positioned to leverage the hard work from our previous cases to benefit our clients.