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Maui Fire Lawyers

As the death toll from the Maui fires rose to 93, a woman whose family lost their home in Lahaina and other homes across the island sought legal help from a firm that specializes in wildfire cases. Our teams can help victims recover underinsured and uninsured losses, including a loss of income, the cost to replace personal belongings, cleaning and rebuilding their homes, and more. Our attorneys are also experienced in dealing with insurance companies and their adjusters.

Our legal teams are working together with the finest experts who are vastly experienced in investigating wildfires and establishing liability. We’ll review the evidence and determine if you may be eligible for financial compensation.

The Maui fire lawyers destroyed or damaged more than 2,200 edifices, most of them homes in a community known for its historic charm and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The damage caused by the fires was catastrophic and impacted the entire community. In addition to destroying homes, businesses and properties, the fires also damaged or destroyed water systems in Upper Kula and Lahaina, leaving residents with limited access to clean drinking water. Authorities say the loss of these water systems may have exposed people to benzene, a carcinogen.

Maui Fire Lawyers Offer Virtual Consultations

The fires were fueled by a combination of tinder-dry conditions, a lack of humidity and power lines that were overloaded with dry kindling. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dora, high winds downed power lines throughout West Maui, adding to the ignition factor. Lawsuits filed against Hawaiian Electric allege the utility neglected safety maintenance, upgrades and fire prevention for years, resulting in a dangerous mix of combustible material and overloaded power lines.

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Despite claims by Hawaiian Electric officials that the company was unaware of the potential dangers of these conditions, lawsuits cite numerous documents submitted to public utilities commissions that suggest the company knew that its infrastructure was at risk. The lawsuits also note that in previous years, Hawaiian Electric had been warned by its own safety engineers that a combination of overloaded power lines and combustible vegetation could result in downed power lines that ignited fires.

These fires are the deadliest in a century for the state of Hawaii. Officials expect the toll to rise as crews identify bodies, search for missing persons and work to contain the blazes.

Our teams have teamed up with Panish Shea | Boyle Ravipudi LLP of Los Angeles and Walkup Melodia Kelly & Schoenberger of San Francisco, the top plaintiffs’ firms that have handled the largest wildfire cases in California. These legal partners bring decades of experience, extensive resources and a deep commitment to protecting clients’ rights as they pursue justice against large corporations that put profits before safety.

Contact us for a free consultation. If you have a question about the status of your claim, please call the Claims Administrator at (808) 956-6606 or email [email protected]. To assist us in processing your claim, please provide any information that is available regarding your or your heir’s current address. Changes to your address or the address of a class member that has died must be provided as soon as possible.

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