Chico Fire Damage Attorneys

Helping Clients Reclaim Their Lives After Disaster

Fires are caused by a variety of reasons and sometimes involve fires at homes, businesses, wildland fires, and forest fires. Wildland and forest fires have the potential to cause serious personal injury, property damage, and even death to those in the paths of fire.

With its mountainous terrain and heavy vegetation, Northern California is a prime area for wildfires. Sometimes, these fires are unavoidable, such as when they begin by lightning strikes.

At other times, they are caused by carelessness which may lead to compensable damages, caused by:

  • Carelessly disposing of cigarette butts
  • Open burning when there is a ban in place
  • Careless use of vehicles
  • Unsafe campfires
  • Storing flammable materials near open flames
  • Improper disposal of materials such as oily rags that later spontaneously combust
  • Illegal activities
  • Improper or unsafe vegetation management by property owners

Wildland and forest fires require a great deal of time and resources to properly contain them. Once they are extinguished, investigations into their cause is required. When investigations uncover negligence on the part of others, these individuals can be held liable for any injuries or damage that occurs as a result.

Fire claims can be complicated and expensive to investigate and litigate. Some attorneys do not want to handle fire cases. That doesn’t mean that help is not available. Contact the experienced Chico fire damage attorneys at Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP if you or your property have been injured by fire.

Contact us online or by phone at (530) 342-3593 as soon as possible so we can learn more about your case and get started on helping you towards a more secure future.

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  • My outcome was best case scenario

    “As a Utah company faced with litigation in CA, Mark Habib was a referral from a colleague. Not knowing what to expect going into this case, I could not have been more pleased.”

    - Leslie W.
  • So pleased with the outcome

    “The best law firm I have ever worked with! Cardoza was easy to talk with, clear and answered all questions I had so that I could understand what was going on”

    - Leanna H.
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    “Anthony Cardoza is someone that is unquestionably professional and skilled but also a respected member of the community which is relevant when considering someone that is advocating on your behalf. Anyone looking for the best criminal representation in Chi”

    - Adam G.
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    “We are eternally grateful for Anthony Cardoza's hard work.We highly recommend him to everyone who needs help.He is professional,efficient,patient and personable. He puts in all his effort and does the BEST he can.”

    - Mikhail P.
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    “Was extremely relieved that I hired Anthony Cardoza to represent me. He handled all aspects of my criminal case with confidence which was comforting. I was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Mr Cardoza and would most definitely hire him agai”

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Firm Victories

  • $3,000,000 Construction Injury

    Settlement on catastrophic construction site injury case for the policy limits of 3 million dollars. This hard-fought case was led by partners James McKenna and Lia Juhl-Rhodes.

  • $1,500,000 Mobilehome Park Case

    Settlement for 19-unit mobile-home park for 1.5 million based upon violations of leases, mobilehome residency law, construction defect, and breach of habitability.

  • Not Guilty Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced felony charges of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment.

  • Gun Rights Protected Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza won a court trial in which the Government was attempting through a civil restraining order process to take a citizen’s gun rights away.

  • Millions For Mobilehome Clients Mobilehome

    Our firm has obtained millions of dollars for Mobilehome Park residents, representing hundreds of clients/residents to obtain money damages on their behalf. (This statement does not constitute a guarantee or prediction of results in any case)

  • Acquittal of Misdemeanor Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced the charge of a misdemeanor count of spousal battery under Penal Code section 243(e)(1).

  • Big Victory for Local Governments Municipal Cases

    City of Oroville vs Superior Court of Butte County, on August 15, 2019, lead attorneys for the City of Oroville, Mark A. Habib and Lia M. Juhl-Rhodes, from the law firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP won a landmark inverse condemnation case in the California Supreme Court.

  • Clearance of Felony Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza led a two-day jury trial representing a defendant who faced a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, namely a vehicle.

  • Clearance of Felony Criminal Defense

    Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client in Butte County charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence causing injury.