Tick Fire Lawsuit

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Tick Fire Lawyers – Los Angeles County

The Tick Fire was a wildfire burning in Los Angeles County, California. The fire broke out on October 24, 2019, and burned several thousand acres. The fire forced the mass evacuation of 40,000 people from the Santa Clarita valley.

Due to the Tick fire, Southern California Edison had preemptively turned off the electricity as a preventive measure to reduce the risk that the power company equipment might ignite another fire. On October 24th, areas in Santa Clarita that were affected by the power outages included Agua Dulce and Canyon Country, leaving about 26,000 residents without power. Another 380,000 residents were at risk of these power outages.

The power outages caused residents to struggle to escape, as they had to pack their belongings within their houses without light. They also struggled to quickly evacuate, as power for traffic lights were disabled. This, as well as the road closures caused traffic conditions to become slow and condensed; as hundreds of residents struggled to drive through powerless intersections and find shelter in hotels, the houses of family and friends, or at evacuation centers across Los Angeles.

When someone is affected by a fire, there are many types of losses, including:

Property Damage:

  • Homes and other structures
  • Personal property/contents of the home
  • Trees and landscaping
  • Erosion damage

Evacuation/Alternative Living Expenses:

  • Hotel/food/gas during the evacuation
  • Rent and additional costs for temporary living

Lost Income:

  • Personal income (including loss of sick and vacation days)
  • Business income

Emotional Damages:

  • Fear for safety of yourself and others
  • Mental anguish, inconvenience, disturbance, and annoyance

If you or your family have suffered injury or death, damage to your property or business as a result of recent California wildfires, you may have a claim for damages against the utility company responsible for maintaining the power lines that contributed to those fires.

Contact our California Wildfire Lawyers to learn more about your claim 866-201-5594.