Practice Areas

Fires / Explosions

Fire, whether out-of-control wildfires or fire resulting from fuel explosions, generally causes devastation to both person and property. Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP has extensive experience defending clients who face high-exposure potential judgments, due to fires and explosions in various settings.

The firm has represented propane/fuel companies in many cases stemming from tank explosions, in both commercial and residential settings. Despite often facing plaintiffs with catastrophic damages, the firm has successfully extricated our clients from these cases via summary judgment.

Matheny Sears Linkert & Jaime, LLP also has significant experience defending landowners and/or business owners against governmental agencies in fire suppression cost recovery actions by private individuals, as well as State and Federal governmental agencies. This experience includes defending private landowners and small business owners against multi-million, and sometimes billion dollar, claims by the State and Federal Government, arising from wildfires occurring in the open lands of Northern California.