Maui Wildfire Lawyer
Our deepest sympathies are with those affected by the Maui Wildfire. We stand with you, committed to assisting and helping the Maui community rebuild.
The Maui wildfire attorneys at Mary Alexander & Associates have years of experience litigating complex fire cases against utilities on behalf of homeowners, business owners, residents and others impacted by the fires.
IF YOU’VE BEEN IMPACTED BY THESE FIRES, CONTACT MARY TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Lahaina, Maui Wildfire Legal Action – Eligibility for Lahaina Wildfire Compensation
If you sustained injuries, faced job loss, or had your homes or businesses destroyed due to the Lahaina wildfire in Maui, you might be eligible for a legal claim and potential compensation.
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Mary Alexander & Associates is now considering cases related to injuries from the Lahaina wildfire. In the event that you or someone you know experienced losses due to the fire, reach out to our legal team promptly for a complimentary case evaluation. You can get in touch with our Disaster Legal Assistance Group by filling the form provided or by calling our toll-free line any time at 1-866-450-3473.
The Devastating Wildfire in Historic Lahaina, Maui
On August 9, 2023, a catastrophic wildfire wreaked havoc on the historic Lahaina town in Maui. Authorities from Maui County have stated that the calamity resulted in 93 fatalities, while numerous others sustained injuries or were compelled to seek refuge in the ocean to elude the advancing fire.
Detailed Overview – The wildfire, driven by strong winds, surged through Lahaina, an area recognized for its history dating back to the 1700s and its status on the National Register of Historic Places. Satellite imagery reveals the extent of devastation, especially in Banyan Court. Around 2,200 structures, including homes and businesses, were impacted, notably on Front Street, a hub for tourists. Many encountered severe burn injuries, with some airlifted to Oahu hospitals. Additionally, more than a dozen individuals, including two minors, were saved by the Coast Guard after plunging into the ocean.
Origins of the Blaze – More and more, officials on the ground in Hawaii are looking at utility power lines as the main factor. While the fire was exacerbated by a mix of dry conditions, highly combustible vegetation, low humidity, and the strong winds from Hurricane Dora, the initial spark did not come from the hurricane. The poorly maintained, and negligently handled utility lines are the main focus of every investigation.
In addition, the warning signals were never properly handled, meaning people were never warned of the impending doom. The potential this could have caused in terms of the loss of life is unbelievable.
Influence of Hurricane on the Blaze – The National Weather Service attributes the fire’s rapid spread to gusts exceeding 60mph from the hurricane. These gusts were responsible for the collapse of power lines and hindering firefighting efforts.
Potential for Legal Claims – Those affected by such natural disasters often file lawsuits, especially against utility and insurance firms. If you believe you have a valid claim, it’s essential to consult an attorney promptly.
Legal Rights for Tourists – Many tourists were evacuated due to the wildfire. If they endured physical or financial losses, they might be entitled to legal claims. Officials indicate that around 2,000 tourists were temporarily housed at the Maui airport post-evacuation.
Tourists who were injured, burned, or who were otherwise impacted by the Lahaina Fire should absolutely contact our office.
Criteria for Legal Claims – You may be eligible to claim if you experienced:
- Death in the family
- Burns or injuries during evacuation
- Evacuation as a tourist
- Employment loss
- Loss of residence or business
- Psychological trauma from the disaster
- Damage to or loss of property
- Denied insurance claims
- And more
Utility Company Accountability – Legal actions might be directed at utility companies for not adequately safeguarding their infrastructure from fire threats.
Assistance for Insurance-Related Legal Claims
At times, insured individuals might find their claims unjustly denied. Such “bad faith” insurance claims might necessitate legal intervention.
If you’ve faced issues such as claim denials, delays, insufficient settlements, or other unjust practices by your insurance company after the Maui wildfires, our legal team is here to help.
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Mary’s long history of fighting for victims of wildfire disasters is long documented, and her success is as well. She’s helped people get the results they needed to rebuild their lives, or even repair their families. Mary Alexander & Associates is currently accepting cases tied to the wildfire. For a free consultation, please get in touch.
Related Fire Litigation Cases: Attorney Mary Alexander’s suit in San Francisco Superior Court Wednesday claims PG&E failed to maintain electrical equipment, trees and vegetation to prevent contact with electric power lines KTVU. See article here.
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