Victims of Oakland Building Fire Should Seek Experienced Legal Counsel Right Away

The unfortunate and tragic circumstances of the December 2nd Oakland Building Fire have adversely affected the lives of far too many people in a very strong community. It is important that families of those affected are represented by a legal team with experience in these types of incidents and who possess a track record of success tied to that experience.


While litigation is inevitable, a successful outcome may not be. According to research, numerous individuals and entities have made errors in the years, months, and weeks leading up to the fire that occurred on the evening of December 2. Individuals and entities responsible for causing building fires are likely to assert various immunity defenses in an attempt to shield themselves from liability. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has ample experience with the ins and outs of building fire litigation, overcoming these immunities and holding individuals and businesses responsible for causing deadly fires.


One example of our firm’s success in overcoming defense immunities and achieving a successful outcome in a building fire wrongful death action is a matter recently handled by our very own managing partner Andrew Schwartz. He represented the family of a Contra Costa Fire District engineer, who was one of four killed in a San Pablo fire. In that case, there was a 10-minute delay in reporting the fire, creating a dangerous condition for the responding firefighters, many of whom suffered fatal injuries in an attempt to save the family inside the house. More details of that case can be found here.


The San Pablo incident has been referred to as the county’s worst firefighting tragedies. Mr. Schwartz represented the family and filed a lawsuit against those responsible for the deaths in the building fire. Our firm guided the family to a $4.6 million settlement.


It is imperative that the firm representing the victims of the Oakland Building Fire has the experience to handle this specific type of case. The firm of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook is that firm. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in this recent event, we urge you to contact our team right away.

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