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North Bay Firestorm Claims

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The North Bay firestorm, which consists of several fires converging in and around Santa Rosa, Napa Valley, and the surrounding region, has devastated thousands of acres and destroyed thousands of structures. If you are within an evacuation area, please listen to the instructions of the authorities. Staying within an evacuation zone puts yourself in danger and endangers the lives of firefighters and other emergency responders who may be summoned to assist you.

From everyone at Delfino Green & Green, a San Francisco ERISA and bad faith insurance law firm, we hope you and your family the best and safe roads ahead. In case you have not yet been evacuated but live near one of the regions affected by the North Bay firestorm, you should start to prepare now.

Remember this quick list of tips about what to do during an emergency such as this:

  • Find shelter: Evacuations are controlled by authorities and government agencies. If you are near a North Bay firestorm, then there is likely already an evacuation shelter being prepared just in case. You can call your local fire station or police department for information about where to go in case you have to evacuate and prepare a route ahead of time. Please adhere to evacuation orders. Evacuating but not going to the designated location can cause traffic that slows responders and can overcrowd another evacuation site, putting more people in danger.
  • Prepare a kit: Get food, water, radios, flashlights, a map, a first aid kit, and other necessities for an emergency evacuation put together now. Place it somewhere near your vehicle for easy loading. Try not to overload your kit in case you have to evacuate on foot. If you live with multiple people, you can divide the items in the kit among each person for easier transportation.
  • Stay clear of downed wires: More than 100,000 residents in Santa Rosa and the surrounding area are reportedly without power. Firestorms that sweep through residential and commercial areas can burn down any powerline in the way. Never touch a downed powerline and stay as far away from it as possible. Even if structures nearby do not have power, there could still be electricity flowing through the powerlines.

Remember to check for updates from authorities frequently. In emergency situations like the North Bay firestorm, the situation can change in sudden and unpredictable ways. Every minute counts for your safety. If you see fire and no fire department officials are nearby, call 911 to report what may be a new fire.

Legal Help When Filing North Bay Firestorm Insurance Claims

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The North Bay firestorm may prove to be one of the worst natural disasters in Northern California history. Insurance companies should expect thousands upon thousands of claims coming from homeowners and business owners who lost their property due to the blazes. Unfortunately, many insurance companies have become notorious for doing as little as possible after a large scale natural disaster, even wrongfully denying or delaying insurance claims, which is a form of bad faith insurance.

If you file a North Bay firestorm insurance claim and find that your insurance company is not putting in an honest effort to help you, our San Francisco bad faith insurance attorneys at Delfino Green & Green can assist you. With more than 30 years of legal experience and millions of dollars recovered for our clients in successful verdicts, you can feel confident that your claim will get the respect and attention it deserves.

Call (415) 466-8544 or contact us online as soon as your North Bay firestorm insurance claim encounters bad faith insurance and we can schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options.

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  • $10,000,000 Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Bad Faith – Pollution Coverage Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Green worked at one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the U.S. He was the primary attorney on an environmental insurance case that went to trial in San Francisco. After a several week trial, Mr. Green came away with a trial verdict against the insurers with a value of over $10,000,000 in available insurance coverage.
  • $2,400,000 Disability Claim
    Disability – Neurological Issues Our client became disabled from neurological issues. Our attorneys were able to work with the client and his physicians to quickly assemble all of the documentation necessary to support out client’s claim of total disability. The insurer agreed that our client was totally disabled and paid his claim.
  • $2,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury
    Traumatic Brain Injury to Child A three year old child was being carried across the street when she was struck by an oncoming car. The child suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when she hit the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to be hospitalized for several months. Our firm negotiated a settlement of $2,000,000 by forcing the payment of all of the available insurance from the driver’s automobile insurer ($1,250,000), the entire amount of the homeowners insurance limits available ($500,000), and all of the amounts that the person carrying the little girl was able to recover from the negligent driver ($250,000). We then arranged for another firm to prepare and fund a large Special Needs Trust for the health and welfare of the injured child.
  • $1,800,000 Heart Condition Disability
    Our client became disabled by a heart attack. The insurer refused to pay, claiming that our client was still able to perform his occupation. We met with all of our client’s doctors, obtained reports confirming the client’s inability to perform his prior occupation, and ultimately convinced the insurance company to pay the claim in full.
  • $1,700,000 Builder’s Risk/Collapse

    A contractor suffered a severe collapse at one of his sites. The claim was submitted to the insurer and denied. Mr. Green reviewed all of the facts, researched the law, and brought together the necessary experts to prove that the Contractor’s Builders Risk insurer was responsible for a substantial portion of the loss. He also proved that a subcontractor was negligent and the subcontractor’s insurer also paid a substantial settlement. In total, Mr. Green was able to obtain more than $1,700,000 in compensation for his client.

  • $1,000,000 Heart Condition Disability
    Our client had worked for the government for many years when she began suffering from a serious heart condition. All of her doctors told her that she could no longer work and if she continued to do so, she would be risking further injury to her heart or even death. Based on thi
  • $1,000,000 Traumatic Brain Injury

    Our client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury when heavy object struck her in the head. The responsible party denied all fault and insisted until the very end that our client had not suffered a brain injury and offered nothing to settle the case. Our firm assembled a team of world renowned expert‘s to demonstrate that our client had suffered a mild Traumatic brain injury. The case settled shortly before trial.

  • $985,000 Traumatic Hand Injury

    Our client was working at a manufacturing plant. While operating a piece of machinery, his glove became caught in the machinery and part of his hand was severely injured. Ordinarily, this type of injury would be restricted to remedies available through Worker’s Compensation. However, through the knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity of our team of attorneys, we were also able to obtain a very substantial civil settlement for our client in addition to the workers comp settlement of his case.

  • $975,000 Aviation Death Settlement
    A husband and father of two small children was killed in an aviation accident involving a small aircraft. Our firm represented the widow and two children against the pilot of the aircraft. By hiring experts in aviation (to prove negligence) and economists (to prove damages), and utilizing William Green’s expertise as an instrument-rated pilot, we were able to make a very powerful case and obtain a very favorable settlement that allowed the family to survive financially.
  • $700,000 Forklift Accident
    A construction supervisor went to pick up some materials for a construction job. A worker at the yard neglected to set the parking brake on a piece of heavy equipment a few yards away. While the construction supervisor had his back turned, the machine rolled into him, pinning him against the side of his pick-up truck. He suffered several broken ribs, but that was the least of his injuries. Within several weeks of the accident, he had partially lost his sight. By working with medical experts, our firm was able to directly connect the sight loss to the injuries caused by the machine that rolled into our client. The case settled at Mediation without any need for a trial.

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