Compensation for Business and Commercial Damages Resulting from the Maui Fire
Our Wildfire Team, comprised of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly + Schoenberger fire litigation veterans, partners, and associates at Los Angeles’ Panish Shea Boyle and Ravipudi and the exceptional injury and property damage experts at Hawaii’s Davis Levin and Livingston provides our Maui-based clients with an unmatched blend of skill, experience, talent and commitment in their quest to obtaining the maximum financial recovery for Maui wildfire-caused losses. Senior Partner Mark Davis at Davis Levin Livingston and Panish Shea counsel Jesse Creed have been selected as liaison counsel in the cases filed against Hawaii Electric ( HECO ) in Judge Peter Cahill’s Maui court.
If you have lost business or commercial property or business income as a result of the Maui fires, call or email our team today to speak with lawyers admitted to practice in Hawaii in this litigation. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your losses and potential remedies. Contact us today. for a free and confidential consultation.
Maui Fire Business Property Destruction
More than 2200 structures were damaged or destroyed in the fires including Restaurants, Bars, Souvenir vendors, Medical and legal professional offices, CPA and accountants offices, Dentists and Doctor’s clinics, grocery stores, houses of worship, hotels, tourist service providers, art galleries, jewelers, family farms, apartment buildings, and hundreds of other businesses. Experienced lawyers are key to effectively seeking and recovering compensation for business losses.
Economic loss models generated by multiple sources estimate that financial losses from the fire will be the second largest in the state’s history, surpassed only by 1992’s Hurricane Iniki.. Gov. Green has announced that the total damage is estimated at nearly $6 billion.
Although full responsibility for the disaster is still uncertain, we are exploring all possible sources of financial recovery including businesses other than HECO, landowners, phone and cable companies with equipment on the failed poles where the fires started, and governmental entities. HECO has already admitted in Washington DC testimony that it did not have a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program in place to de-energize power lines as soon as the red flag fire warnings were posted the day before the fires.
Our Approach To Recover From Business Losses
We work with accountants, economic forecasters, CPAs, tax experts, and business–specific experts to develop and refine past and future economic losses. Business owners who have lost property, income, and the ability to operate and keep their valued team members employed now face a complicated journey that requires competent and experienced legal advocates.
In addition, the insurance claims process is not always simple or straightforward. Insurance personnel can be less than straightforward. If our clients are victimized by insurance company misconduct we are available to advise and help. Our Maui wildfire insurance claim attorneys at Davis Levin Livingston ( Mark Davis, Chase Livingston, Matt Winter, Aimee Lum, Hannah Matsunaga ) know the Hawaii law governing fair insurance company practices.
The Walkup Wildfire Collaborative Can Help
Our three-firm team has years of experience in major utility companies causing wildfire disasters. We understand that after this kind of disaster, the recovery process can feel overwhelming for business owners. Let us help you evaluate and seek the compensation you are entitled to in order to rebuild your career, business, and income source. We are here to support you and help you understand your rights as a business owner. Talk to our Maui Fire Lawyers today.