SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the devastating Butte Fire, many of the displaced Calaveras and Amador County residents are seeking help and guidance regarding steps they can take to begin rebuilding their lives. In an effort to provide advice and answer questions, a town hall meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the San Andreas Town Hall, located at 24 Church Hill Road, San Andreas, CA 95259 from 6pm to 9pm.
"The Airola Family has lived in Calaveras County since the 1870's," said Steven Airola, of Airola & Airola. "Our community has never experienced such a devastating tragedy."
"The Butte Fire was horrific on many levels," said John V. Airola, of Airola Law Offices. "It really hit home for me on a personal level as I was helping my mother evacuate. I understand the impact this fire has had on area residents and I'll be available to answer questions and fight on behalf of everyone affected by the fire."
Local attorneys Steven and John Airola, along with an expert group of attorneys from Sacramento and Southern California, have joined together and will be on hand at the Town Hall meeting to offer advice and answer questions regarding their next steps. Steven Airola, John Airola, Eric Ratinoff, Brett Parkinson and Robert Jackson are all established attorneys with their own distinct practices, have extensive experience fighting insurance matters, specifically involving fire loss, insurance bad faith and public utility liability. More particularly, Mr. Ratinoff, Mr. Parkinson and Mr. Jackson have handled hundreds of cases on behalf of wildfire victims who have lost everything. During the town hall meeting, the attorneys will discuss the recourse homeowners, ranchers and business owners in Calaveras and Amador Counties have when it comes to rebuilding and will answer questions such as:
Where do I go from here?
Who do I call first?
How do I work with my insurance company to make sure I get what I paid for?
What if I don't have enough insurance to rebuild?
What if I don't have insurance at all?
Do I have any other rights?
The Butte Fire destroyed over 500 homes and more than 300 outbuildings since the blaze started on September 9, 2015. Concern has arisen that there could be negligence on the part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company after key officials indicated that the fire may have started when a tree fell and came into contact with one of their power lines. The above attorneys have inspected the power line and tree fire authorities believe to be responsible for the start of the Butte fire. They want to share what they have learned.
For more information about the town hall meeting or the attorneys who will be on hand, visit www.buttefire.lawyer.
Contact: Taryn Smith