Do Maui Fire Lawyers Handle Cases Involving Wrongful Death Due To Wildfires?

Maui Fire Lawyers Handle Cases

If you have been displaced from your home, suffered damages to your business or lost your personal property due to the Maui wildfires, our teams can help you recover your losses. We will fight for your right to receive compensation, regardless of whether you have documents to prove each and every loss that you suffered.

In 2020, Maui County sued some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies for concealing their knowledge that burning fossil fuels was dramatically changing the climate – to the point that it is now at a tipping point where dramatic changes are likely to occur, including more frequent and intense wildfires. Countless lives and homes could have been saved if the public had been warned of this danger.

The Maui fire lawyers are largely being blamed on Hawaii’s utility company, the Hawaiin Electric Company (HECO). There is substantial evidence, including utility equipment, witness accounts and video footage, that the fire that devastated Lahaina and West Maui was started by HECO electrical equipment.

Do Maui Fire Lawyers Handle Cases Involving Wrongful Death Due To Wildfires?

HECO has also been accused of failing to implement wildfire prevention measures despite known climate change risks and a drought. The lawsuits filed against the company have already alleged that HECO failed to maintain its power poles and equipment, which was ultimately the cause of the fires.

As a result of the wildfires, hundreds of people have been injured and displaced from their homes, and some have even died. Families of victims of wrongful death can file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for their loved one’s loss, seeking compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, funeral expenses, emotional distress, and other losses.

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Wrongful death cases involving wildfires can be complex and require a lot of expert resources. At Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, we have partnered with two powerhouse law firms from the West Coast that have experience in such cases. Our partners are recognized as top trial lawyers, and their team members will be assigned to work on your case.

The teams we have put together are specifically suited for Maui’s catastrophic wildfire litigation. We handle wrongful death and personal injury claims related to these disasters as well as business loss and property damage lawsuits. We also have a separate division dedicated to insurance litigation.

Our attorneys can determine what damages you are entitled to, based on the extent of your loss and the evidence we have collected. This includes a complete analysis of the insurance coverage you may have and the possibility that your insurance won’t cover all of your losses, such as for displaced residents or businesses.

In many cases, if your losses are severe enough, you will be eligible to claim underinsured or uninsured damages. These include, but are not limited to, evacuation costs, loss of income, annoyance damages, landscaping losses, property repairs and replacement, the value of your belongings. We can help you recover these amounts and ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.

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