Maui Fire Lawyers in Your Area

If you or someone you love suffered an injury, loss, or property damage in the Maui fires that engulfed West Maui and Lahaina earlier this month, you need an experienced Maui fire lawyer on your side. You also need a firm that has the resources to stand up against deep-pocketed defendants who will do everything they can to avoid responsibility for their negligent acts.

At Davis Levin Livingston, we are one of the leading plaintiffs’ law firms in Hawaii. We have more than four decades of experience representing clients across the islands. Our attorneys are experts in personal injury and wrongful death claims stemming from major disasters, such as explosions, airplane crashes, and natural catastrophes. We are also well-versed in litigation involving complex issues, such as government investigations and environmental and energy matters.

During the Maui wildfires, residents and visitors were forced to flee their homes for their lives. The fires swept through neighborhoods at an incredible rate, destroying thousands of structures and displacing hundreds of families. Sadly, this devastating event has resulted in numerous injuries and deaths. If you or a loved one suffered harm because of the Maui fires, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

Are There Any Experienced Maui Fire Lawyers in Your Area?

The County of Maui has filed a lawsuit against Hawaiian Electric, alleging that the company’s negligence caused the wildfires. The complaint states that the utility company knew that high winds could cause their overhead electrical lines to fall and spark, which would ignite vegetation in tinder-dry conditions. The lawsuit further alleges that the utility company failed to shut off power in early August when the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning and a Fire Warning.

Maui fire lawyers have been taking note of the county’s action, as well as a similar lawsuit filed by victims in the upcountry town of Wailuku. The victims in that case are seeking damages for loss of their homes and businesses and the disruption to their lives. They also are seeking compensation for the accelerated degradation of their land and the destruction of its native species.

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It is expected that many more wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits will be filed against the Hawaiian Electric Company, which is why it is so important to work with an experienced Maui fire lawsuit attorney. Having worked extensively in wildfire litigation, Cynthia K. Wong, a Maui-based attorney who heads the firm of Krueger-Wong, has interviewed dozens of out-of-town law firms that claim expertise in the field. Her goal is to bring together a team that combines local experience and knowledge of the unique laws that apply to Maui’s wildfire and utility litigation.

As a longtime resident of Maui, Ms. Wong knows the culture and community of Maui and understands how to effectively pursue large, complex defendants who will fight hard to defend their wrongdoing. She will take a steadfast approach to pursuing justice for her clients, including seeking full compensation in the form of substantial settlements and verdicts.