Marshall Fire Wildfire Attorney
Colorado Wildfire Claims
The Colorado Marshall Wildfire attorneys at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery want to take this opportunity to express our sincerest condolences to those who have been directly impacted by the tragic fire that swept through Boulder County, Colorado in December 2021.Many people carry insurance protection for their homes, businesses, personal property, and persons, but it is often the case that such insurance protections fall short when they are truly needed. If your insurance reimbursement is not enough to reassemble your life, you may be eligible for a settlement to recover from the loss of your home, personal property, income, medical or therapy expenses, and emotional aggrievance.
Injury, property damage, and occupational interruption must not go unchallenged. Despite the destructive consequences of wildfire events, the flames cannot eliminate your right to indemnity. Let us help you secure the compensation you deserve so that you and your loved ones can get back on your feet.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a wildfire attorney.
About the Marshall Wildfire
Just after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021, the Marshall Fire ignited in Boulder County, Colorado and quickly became the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, with an estimated 1,084 homes and businesses destroyed in Superior and Louisville, and an additional 149 structures damaged. This catastrophe caused thousands of residents to evacuate from their homes and left a similar number of residents displaced.
In June 2023, after conducting an extensive investigation, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office determined that two separate fires, ignited only one-third of a mile apart, merged together to form the Marshall Fire. The Sheriff’s Department concluded that one such cause of the fire was a sparking Xcel powerline at the Marshall Mesa Trailhead.
Those who have been affected by the fire may be entitled to file a lawsuit against Xcel Energy. We advise you to consult with an attorney as soon as possible, as there can be strict deadlines to take legal action.
What Types of Damages Am I Entitled To?
Since Marshall Fire claims are being filed on an individual basis, each person’s losses will be different. You should be entitled to recover whatever you lost in the fire, plus any injuries and/or physical and emotional pain you suffered as a result.
These damages include, but are not limited to:
- Personal injury
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Repair costs to repair or replace your home
- Business losses
- Compensation for lost personal belongings
- Compensation for the loss of use and enjoyment of your property
- Lost wages (if the fire impacted your ability to work)
- Depreciation in the value of your land
- Damage to crops, trees, and landscaping
- Harm to pets or livestock
Do I Have to Pay an Attorney to Take My Case?
Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our clients never have to pay us in advance nor out of their own pockets. Instead, we share a mutually agreed-upon percentage of the amount in damages you recover if your claim is successful. This means that if you don’t get paid, neither do we.
Wildfire Law Firm — Lawyers Serving All of Boulder County
Following a fire event, damage claims tend to involve complex legal procedures and litigation. Our Marshall Wildfire attorneys are here to make that process easy for you.
During your free consultation, we will provide you with a comprehensive review of your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation. If so, we will build you a claim that will help you win the maximum amount of compensation you are owed—even if it means going to trial on your behalf. We continually work with experts in the fields of electrical engineering, fire mapping, insurance claims practices, construction, public adjusting, and appraisal to assist wildfire victims.
Secure your rights and preserve your stability in the wake of disastrous hardship with the aid and advocacy of the Marshall Wildfire attorneys at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren, & Emery.
Why Choose Us?
The law firm of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery was established in 1920 and has remained one of the top law firms in Northern California since its inception. Our firm has been litigating wildfire cases for many years, with our most recent representation stemming from the mass destruction caused by the 2017 North Bay Fires, 2018 Camp Fire, and 2019 Kincade Fire.
Several of our firm’s staff, as well as many of our friends, family, and members of our community, fell victim to the catastrophic damages resulting from those fires, so our firm took it upon ourselves to seek justice and recompense from the utility whose negligence directly contributed to such losses. By way of example, several of the firm’s shareholders, including Brendan Kunkle, Esq., who will be representing the Marshall Fire cases alongside shareholder Michael Green, Esq., lost his home in the 2017 Tubbs Fire and can inherently relate and sympathize with what one experiences due to such a tragic and unfortunate loss.
Our firm has successfully represented, and settled, utility-caused fire cases for over 5,000 clients, obtaining settlements well in excess of $2 billion. We worked tirelessly to litigate such fire cases against PG&E in Superior Court, including conducting discovery, participating in estimation proceedings, proving liability, and being chosen as a firm to represent bellwether claimants, as well as representing claims through the Fire Victim Trust after PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January 2019. In addition, our firm served in leadership roles in our larger wildfire cases, including on the Tort Claimants Committee representing the interests of all fire claimants (even those persons we did not directly represent) for the 2017 North Bay Fires, and we currently serve as lead liaison counsel for the 2019 Kincade Fire cases.
Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge by the hour and only receive our fee if we obtain a settlement. Simply put, if no settlement or recovery is obtained, the claimant does not owe our firm any money. While most firms will charge a standard contingency rate or, in other words, 33-1/3rd of a claimant’s recovery, our firm’s fee agreement for fire cases is 25% of the recovery.
If you or a loved one have been impacted by the Marshall Fire and are interested in speaking with our firm regarding representation, please contact our firm for a free, no obligation consultation.
An uncompromising commitment to justice is the foundation of our firm’s prominence. Providing compelling counsel & dynamic representation, our attorneys dedicate themselves to the vigorous pursuit of your success.
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