On July 13, 2021, a fire began in Northern California in the Feather River Canyon near the Cresta Dam in Butte County. Later named the “Dixie Fire”, it went on to become the second-largest fire in recorded California history. The Dixie Fire raged for 3 ½ months, burning nearly one million acres across five counties and leaving several towns and communities damaged or destroyed in its wake.
The Dixie Fire destroyed more than 1,300 homes in Northern California, costing an estimated $1.15 billion in repair costs alone. As staggering as this figure is, the cost to repair the physical damage is only a fraction of the untold emotional damage that was inflicted on area residents.
One person was killed, and countless others suffered severe burn injuries and other types of injuries from the fire. On top of all this, hundreds of families had their homes and lives uprooted and had to relocate while everything was being rebuilt.
An investigation by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) found that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) was responsible for the Dixie Fire. It was determined by investigators that the massive fire was sparked by a tree that fell on electrical distribution lines that were owned and operated by PG&E.
Pre-Settlement Funding for PG&E California Wildfire Lawsuit
If you or someone close to you is involved in litigation against PG&E for their role in causing the Dixie Fire or any other California wildfire, you should not have to wait several months or longer for the compensation you need to help rebuild your life!
Lawsuit cash advances are available through Direct Legal Funding, one of the nation’s leading pre-settlement loan providers. Receive an advance on your lawsuit settlement in his little as 24 hours to cover expenses such as:
- Temporary relocation costs
- Medical expenses
- Repairs of damaged or destroyed property
- Mortgage payments
- Business interruption losses
- Daily living and other personal expenses
Our low-interest pre-settlement loans are non-recourse, meaning that you only have to pay back the loan if you receive a settlement or favorable court judgment.
Widespread PG&E-Induced California Wildfires
Sadly, the 2021 Dixie Fire is far from an isolated incident. California has been ravaged by wildfires in recent years, and according to CAL FIRE, there has been an average of 7,140 fires and an average of 2,094,293 acres burned each year for the past five years.
PG&E has been implicated in a significant number of recent California wildfires, and in many cases, settlement funds have already been set up to compensate fire victims. However, those affected by a PG&E-induced wildfire need to either join an ongoing lawsuit or file one of their own.
If you or someone you know was impacted by either the Dixie Fire or another California wildfire that happened recently and you are not yet part of any litigation, we strongly advise that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Here are some of the recent California wildfires in which it has been determined that PG&E was the cause:
- The 56,000-acre Zogg Fire which started in Shasta County in September 2020.
- The 77,000-acre Kincade Fire that started in Sonoma County in October 2019.
- The 153,000-acre Camp Fire that started in Butte County in November 2018.
- The October 2017 “Fire Siege” that burned more than 107,000 acres across several Northern California counties.
- The 36,000-acre Tubbs Fire that burned parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties in October 2017.
- The 70,000-acre Butte Fire that started in Amador County in September 2015.
In these and numerous other California wildfires, the root cause of the fire was some type of PG&E electrical equipment failure. Although PG&E has been determined to be negligent for these fires (and in some cases “grossly negligent”), lawsuits against utilities always involve a number of complicated factors.
Plaintiffs will often need to wait for a significant period of time before they receive their settlement funds while PG&E needlessly drags out the process. In the meantime, the bills keep coming in and the cost to rebuild their lives continues to add up.
Receive a Pre-Settlement Litigation Loan for Your PG&E California Wildfire Lawsuit
If you are one of the countless individuals and families that have had their lives turned upside down by a California wildfire that PG&E was responsible for, Direct Legal Funding can help put you back on solid financial ground while your case is ongoing. With our PG&E lawsuit cash advance, you can experience peace of mind knowing that your short-term financial needs will be taken care of while you wait for your final settlement from PG&E.
Our pre-settlement funding process is quick and easy. There are no credit checks, and there is no collateral required. As we talked about earlier, our lawsuit loans are non-recourse, and once you receive your advance funding, you will not have to stress about paying it back because the repayment will come from the settlement funds that you eventually receive.
Here is a general overview of our low-interest lawsuit loan process:
- Fill out our online application.
- We will request relevant documents from your attorney pertaining to your PG&E lawsuit.
- Our underwriters will review the documents provided by your attorney.
- We will set up a brief conference call with your attorney to discuss your case and gain any necessary clarifications.
- Once your lawsuit funding application is approved, we will draft a contract and send it to you for your signature.
- After the contract is signed by you and your attorney and returned to us, you will receive your lawsuit cash advance usually within 24 business hours. This is typically done via wire transfer or overnight check.
We work hard to provide an advance on your lawsuit settlement as quickly as possible. However, delays can happen; and when they do, it is typically because we are waiting for some or all of the necessary paperwork from your attorney and/or waiting for your attorney to set up a time to speak with us.
All that said, most attorneys understand the need for their clients to receive their funds as soon as possible, and they are usually willing to work with us.
Get a Pre-Settlement Loan for Your PG&E California Wildfire Lawsuit from Direct Legal Funding
At Direct Legal Funding, we offer low-cost lawsuit loans with the most competitive interest rates in the industry backed by our dedicated customer service. Our loans are risk-free and collateral free with fast turnaround times – usually within as little as 24 business hours.