Mendocino Wildfire Loss Attorney

The terrible wildfires that scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in Northern California beginning on October 8th, 2017, made their marks in Mendocino County. Many residents of this area had to evacuate their homes and seek refuge at shelters, hotels, and the homes of friends and family members. When it was safe to return, residents were devastated to discover severe property damage or total losses. Now, the Mendocino wildfire loss lawyers at Eric Ratinoff Law is working hard to help wildfire victims in Mendocino pick up the pieces.

Mendocino County Wildfire Facts

At Eric Ratinoff Law, our California wildfire lawyers know the effects of major California wildfires are much more than just numbers on a page. We’ve helped victims of wildfires firsthand, and we understand the indescribable losses that come with these disasters. We also know the facts and figures on the Mendocino County wildfires can help victims understand the magnitude of the conflagrations and where individuals stand amongst the wreckage. Here is the latest information on the local fires:

  • The Redwood Valley Fire, part of the Mendocino Lake Complex, scorched 36,523 acres and was 100% contained as of October 28th, 2017. It began North of Highway 20, south of Black Bart, and west of the Mendocino National Forest. It destroyed 545 structures and damaged 43 others.
  • The Sulphur Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) scorched 2,207 acres and was 100% contained as of October 27th, 2017. It affected Lake County, starting off of Highway 20 and Sulphur Bank Road in Clearlake Oaks. The Sulphur Fire destroyed 150 structures and did not result in any fatalities.
  • So far, nine people have died in the Mendocino Lake Complex fires. This includes the youngest victim of the Northern California fires, Kai Shepherd (age 14) as well as his sister, Kressa Shepherd (age 17), who later passed away from her burn injuries. Their parents remain in the hospital in critical condition.

The Mendocino County fires have taken the homes and businesses of hundreds of residents, leaving them with nothing but soot and ashes. If you’re one of many people with property losses, personal injuries, smoke- or soot-related damages, or other harms connected to the recent wildfires in the region, contact Eric Ratinoff Law. Our firm has years of experience helping wildfire victims, including those involved in the 2015 Butte Fire. We can help you get back on your feet after a devastating fire.

Call Our Experienced Mendocino Wildfire Lawyers

After a damaging wildfire, contact your insurance company and begin your claim. This process can be long and complex, often involving issues such as an insurance policy that doesn’t cover total losses or an insurer offering much less than your claim is actually worth. Retain a wildfire loss attorney during recovery to protect yourself from insurance settlement issues. Our lawyers have experience negotiating fire-related insurance claims and have garnered millions of dollars on behalf of wildfire victims in the past. We have what it takes to help you maximize your recovery.

Eric Ratinoff Law offers complimentary consultations to discuss your rights and future after a destructive wildfire. Call (916) 970-9100 or request a consultation online to speak with a lawyer about your insurance claim. Our Mendocino wildfire loss attorneys can handle your claim on your behalf, and potentially file civil claims against the party or parties responsible for causing the fires. Learn more during a conversation with our team.


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