Ghost Ship Fire Results In Three Dozen Deaths

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Lawyers Representing Decedents’ Families

On December 2, 2016, the Ghost Ship warehouse went ablaze during an unlicensed concert, resulting in the death of three dozen people. The families of those lost intend to file a lawsuit against the owner of the building, as well as the manager.

The lawsuits claim that the utility should have been aware of the dangerous electrical hookups of the warehouse. The electrical origin is still being investigated by authorities.

Now, the District Attorney of Alameda County is also working to determine if there should be criminal charges filed against the building’s owner and the manager. The latter was reported to have organized the concert and was even charging a fee for people to get in.

The families of those lost are claiming that the warehouse was cluttered and should have been considered a firetrap. Despite this, they also allege that the owner and leaseholder did nothing to fix the issues, “negligently ignoring safety hazards.”

Records show that the warehouse was the source of numerous complaints from residents, neighbors, and visitors due to the loud parties, various safety issues, and the fact that the building was allegedly illegally converted into living spaces.

The warehouse had not been licensed to be housing, nor was it licensed for entertainment purposes.

The Ghost Ship fire is one of the deadliest in recent United States history. It is also considered the deadliest structure fire in California since 1906 when San Francisco experienced a deadly earthquake.

Our team at Matiasic & Johnson LLP is representing individuals who have lost families in the Ghost Ship fire. Backed by countless years of experience, we aim to give hope to those who have suffered as a result of this tragic event and hold the negligent parties accountable for the deaths caused. No matter when you need us, we’re here to help.

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