We collaborate with local attorneys and experts to pursue potential civil liability against persons and/or businesses who negligently ignite catastrophic wildfires. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, on average, 5,592 wildfires ignite every year destroying 130,072 acres of land. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, as many as 90 percent of wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, whereas only 10 percent of wildfires are “acts of god” such as lightening and lava. Of these human causes, some are intentional acts of arson, but the majority involve negligent conduct which could result in legal responsibility for the damages caused by the fire. Human-caused fires commonly result from defective industrial equipment, unattended campfires, power lines, burning of debris, agricultural operations, locomotive sparks, welding, and discarded cigarettes.
Using our experience in helping families and businesses recover over $20 Million in legal compensation in other wildfire litigation cases, William G. Rossick LLLP is particularly skilled at helping fire victims not only deal with the financial losses caused by the fire, but the emotional impact as well.
NOTE: The attorney(s) at William G. Rossick LLLP are licensed to practice law in Texas and maintain a permanent office in that jurisdiction only. We provide legal services outside of Texas in compliance with all local bar rules such as ABA Model Rule 5.5(c) and California Rule of Court 9.47 when related to a potential wildfire lawsuit before a court outside of Texas in which we reasonably expect to be authorized to appear for that matter only.