Spaulding Injury Law Working with Maui Fire Victims
The devastating fire in Maui has resulted in the loss of thousands of structures, billions of dollars of damage to property, and killed dozens of people. While fires often are unavoidable natural disasters, in this case, there is evidence that the blaze was the result of negligence on the part of utility companies on the island. If you have suffered losses as a result of the Maui fire, it’s in your best interest to contact a Maui class action attorney at Spaulding Injury Law as soon as you can.
Hawaiian Electric Companies are Already Facing Various Lawsuits
According to NBC News, Maui County, Hawaii, filed a lawsuit in August alleging that Hawaiian Electric Co. and three related companies knew or should have known that their power lines posed a significant fire risk. Specifically, the claim states that the companies left their power lines energized despite warning from the National Weather Service (NWS) that high winds related to Hurricane Dora and dry conditions presented a danger. The County is seeking “just compensation” for the damage caused by the fires.
Additionally, the utilities are facing at least eleven other lawsuits filed by various parties as a result of the fires, including private individuals.
Fire Victims May Be Entitled to Compensation
If you have been affected by the fires, you could seek compensation for the losses you have experienced, including:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Damage to crops
- Business losses
- Costs of evacuation
- Injuries to livestock
- Damage to your land
- The loss of the enjoyment of your land and home
- Repair costs
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Damages related to the loss of a loved one
How Our Maui Fire Lawyers Can Help You
As a victim of the Maui fire, it’s highly advisable for you to retain a lawyer as soon as you can. There are many ways that an attorney can help you, including the following:
Filing a Claim on Your Behalf
A fire lawyer can navigate the complex process of filing insurance claims and seeking compensation for damages to property, belongings, and personal injuries resulting from the fire.
Maximizing Your Compensation
Insurance companies invariably try to settle cases for as little as possible. In fact, they will start by trying to deny your claim entirely, if possible. An attorney can ensure that your claim is property filed with documentation that will support the maximum compensation possible. In the event that the insurance refuses to make an adequate settlement offer, your lawyer will likely file a lawsuit and litigate your claim in court.
Allowing You to Focus on Your Personal Recovery
The Maui fire has been incredibly destructive. Many residents lost everything overnight, and the fire ranks as one of the deadliest in United States history. At the time of this writing, there are 115, with more expected
In the wake of this disaster, victims need time to recover and process what they have been through. The Maui fire will leave an indelible mark on many communities, and the last thing victims should have to do is fight to obtain the compensation they deserve.
When you work with the Maui fire lawyers of Spaulding Injury Law, we will handle every aspect of your claim and make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire process. We are committed to obtaining the maximum compensation available and will only collect legal fees if we win your case.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Maui Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer
If you have suffered losses as a result of the Maui fire, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Spaulding Injury Law, we are currently providing free consultations to fire victims and their families and will only collect legal fees if we obtain compensation on your behalf. To schedule your free case evaluation with a Maui class action lawsuit attorney, call our office today or contact us online.
When you become our client at Spaulding Injury Law, you’ll be represented by a thoroughly experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney like Theodore A. Spaulding. For over 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury cases, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
- Mr. Spaulding has been named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers for six successive years.
- He is honored as a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® by the Top Trial Lawyers in America ®.
- Charter Member of the Distinguished Justice Advocates.
- Member of the Atlanta Bar Association.