Your Rights With Skilled Maui Fire Lawyers
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 high 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.
Maui Fire Lawyers
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. Our Maui Wildfire Attorney is 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, and 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. Learn here about home, business and commercial property loss, visit our Maui wildfire property loss page.
Wildfire Wrongful Death Lawyers
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.
Contact our Maui wildfire wrongful death lawyers to get help if you have suffered from the death of a loved one.
Call or Email Our Experienced Maui Wildfire Attorney
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 our Maui Wildfire Attorney 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.