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Maui Wildfire

Walkup – Maui Wildfire

When the August 9, 2023, wildfire tore through Lahaina town and other areas on Maui more than 100 lives were lost. Some people remain missing more than one month later. Fueled by hot, dry grass, low humidity and hig red flag warning winds, flames devoured more than 2000 structures including homes and businesses .With little warning, thousands of residents were forced to make emergency self-evacuations—some on foot, others by car or boat and others by swimming into the harbor to escape the inferno.

Help for Survivors of the Maui Fire

The veteran wrongful death and property damage attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger are collaborating with Hawaii’s Davis Levin Livingston and Southern California’s Panish Shea Boyle and Ravipudi to provide families who have lost homes businesses and loved ones with guidance, advice and representation for the loss of family members.

Davis Levin Livingston firm members Mark Davis, Michael Livingston,  Chase Livingston, Matthew Winter, Aimee Lum and Hannah Matsunaga are Hawaii bar members with a proven track record of excellence in litigation. They are highly respected lawyers of integrity who realize that the people of Maui need and deserve lawyers of skill and experience in the field of electrical utility generated wildfires.

California’s Walkup Melodia Kelly and Schoenberger and Panish Shea Boyle and Ravipudi have years of experience representing California families that have lost homes, livelihoods and loved ones from electric utility caused fires. We are collaborating with Davis Levin Livingston in a coordinated quest to obtain relief and compensation for Maui Fire Victims.

Together, our three firms are committed to assisting survivors of the Maui fire in their journey toward healing.  Severe injury, loss of life, destruction of a home or business, are devastating events that leave survivors vulnerable, emotionally distraught and grief stricken.  The Walkup, Panish and Davis Levin wildfire team is actively investigating preliminary evidence relating to cause and origin as well as culpability for the fires including Hawaiian Electric conduct and equipment , and the potential wrongful conduct of other private and public entities.

Home and Business Losses

Home and Business losses include recovery of reconstruction costs and replacement costs of personal property including furniture, appliances, clothing, art, jewelry, antiques, treasured family memorabilia, cars, boats, tools and business related items. In addition, commercial business owners and landlords can make claims to recover lost income, lost rents, and lost costs

Wildfire Wrongful Death 

The Maui fire is the deadliest in Hawaii’s history. It serves as a grim reminder that the unthinkable can happen at any time.

Wrongful death is the legal term for a fatality due to the wrongdoing or negligence of another person, company, or agency. A wrongful death suit can be filed by the deceased’s immediate family members/ dependents, including spouse or domestic partner, children, or parents. Wrongful death damage recovery may include:

  • Loss of relationship damages including love, care and support
  • Lost income – expected earnings of the deceased, which dependents relied on
  • Pre death medical expenses – the cost of caring for the deceased from the time of the incident until death.

Call or email our team  

Fire-caused wrongful death and property loss cases are complex. A Maui fire property loss or damage case or an injury or wrongful death suit requires the assistance of a skilled attorney.  The experienced team of Davis Levin Livingston, Walkup Melodia and Panish, Shea, Boyle & Ravipudi   understands what victims are experiencing. Through our collaboration we are committed to helping Maui families impacted by the fire to recover from this tragedy. We are available to answer your questions and discuss your rights. Contact us today for a personal or zoom or telephone meeting that includes one of our Hawaii based legal team members at Davis Levin Livingston: Mark Davis, Michael Livingston, Chase Livingston, Matthew Winter, Aimee Lum and Hannah Matsunaga