Whether you’ve lost a home or business, a massive wildfire can take a serious toll on you, your families, and your business.

Serious personal injury, wrongful death, and significant property loss often result from fires. That’s where fire litigation comes in. If you have been harmed by a fire, skilled legal representation can be essential to recovering the compensation you deserve and can assist you in and moving on with your life.


Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott Trial Lawyers
understand just how complex fire cases can get.

Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott takes great pride in staying up to date on the technical and scientific components of fire cases. We know how to perform comprehensive fire investigations. SSMS attorneys are committed to helping individuals, families, property owners, and businesses recover after a fire disaster has left them with no home, lost income, medical bills, disability, the loss of a loved one, and/or extensive damage to real estate and personal belongings.

Years of experience in fire litigation, have allowed our attorneys to develop strong relationships with qualified fire experts who can help achieve the very best results for your case. If you’ve sustained damages as a result of a fire, the SSMS team is here to inform you of your legal options and ensure your interests are represented.

California Wildfire

Will Fire Insurance Take Care of Property Damage?

You may find the amount first offered to you by an insurance company is not enough to cover the damages and expenses resulting from a fire. Fortunately, SSMS attorneys are available to negotiate with insurance adjusters to ensure you receive a fair offer that fully compensates you for your fire-related damages and expenses.

Who Is Liable in a Fire Case?

Since there are a number of different ways a fire can begin, many parties may be held accountable in a fire case. A utility company might have negligently maintained their equipment, causing their power lines to spark or ignite surrounding vegetation. A defective smoke detector, or no smoke detector at all, might have prevented a victim from extinguishing a fire in time to prevent injuries and property damage. A contractor may have failed to wire a property “to code,” causing a fire to start from old materials in the walls. Or a landlord may have allowed dangerous conditions to exist on a property that eventually caused a fire to start.

SSMS attorneys will examine every detail of your case to pinpoint how the fire started and who may have contributed to it. We will use our experience and knowledge of litigating fire cases to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Wildfires Caused By Utility Companies

To prevent dangerous wildfires, California utility companies have the legal duty to take certain safety precautions. Removing trees that may fall onto power lines and start a fire, separating power transmission lines to avoid arcing electrical currents, and forbidding maintenance personnel from smoking on the job are a few examples of these safety precautions.

When California utility companies breach their duty to take the proper steps necessary to reduce the risk of wildfires, injuries, home and business loss, and wrongful death may all occur. If you have been negatively impacted by a California wildfire caused by a utility company, our firm can help you recover compensation for your damages.

Contact Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott for a Free Case Evaluation



Has your home or property been damaged by a fire? Have you been physically injured in a fire? Are insurance adjusters trying to take advantage of you during this difficult time? Singleton Schreiber McKenzie & Scott can help you navigate the complexities of your unique fire case, represent your interests, calculate the appropriate value of your damages, and help you recover the fair and full compensation you may need to move forward with your life. Schedule your free case evaluation today.