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Maui Wildfire Attorneys

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In early August of 2023, a series of devastating wildfires swept across Hawaii, inflicting severe damage on West Maui, particularly the town of Lahaina. The impact has been overwhelming, with the Associated Press (AP) confirming 115 deaths and many more individuals still unaccounted for as of August 24, 2023.

At Oaks Law Firm, our Maui wildfire attorneys stand as compassionate, experienced, and driven advocates for victims and families. We’re here to provide clarity on your legal rights and options. Reach out today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

The Catastrophic Toll of the August 2023 Wildfire in West Maui

The Lahaina wildfire is a staggering tragedy, potentially ranking as Hawaii’s largest natural disaster. As of August 24th, 2023, Governor Josh Green reported 115 fatalities, and the number of missing individuals remains uncertain, with the potential for further increase. The fires laid waste to hundreds of homes and businesses, inflicting an estimated financial toll in the billions. President Joe Biden’s declaration of a major disaster ensures federal assistance, rental support, and FEMA grants to help the affected individuals and businesses in Maui.

Unveiling a Comprehensive Investigation (Utility Lines Suspected)

The memory of California’s catastrophic wildfires is fresh, and parallels are emerging between the 2023 Maui fires and the 2018 California “Camp” wildfires. According to The Washington Post, “power lines likely caused Maui’s first reported fire.” The inadequate maintenance of utility lines played a significant role in the devastating 2018 Northern California wildfire, which claimed 85 lives and razed nearly 20,000 structures.

Shane Treu, a Maui resort worker, witnessed the fire’s inception as a power pole snapped due to strong winds, dropping a live line onto dry grass. Treu’s 911 call and his attempt to combat the blaze using a garden hose were documented in a Facebook livestream. An in-depth investigation is currently in progress.

Class Action Lawsuit Represents Maui Wildfire Victims

The rapid wildfire spread has spurred a class-action lawsuit targeting the utility company accountable for over 100 fatalities. Documents have come to light suggesting that Hawaiian Electric, the company responsible for powering over 1.4 million state residents, was aware of the wildfire risk and the effectiveness of preventive power shutdowns. This strategy has already demonstrated success in other states, including California, for minimizing wildfire hazards.

Class action lawsuits empower a collective group of individuals to take legal action against a defendant—often a corporate entity. To achieve class action certification, potential plaintiffs must typically share similar claims against the defendant. This consolidated approach streamlines the legal process and enables victims to jointly pursue justice.

How the Attorneys at Oaks Law Firm Can Assist

The Maui wildfire tragedy could have potentially been mitigated or even prevented with due care. At Oaks Law Firm, we specialize in managing mass tort claims and class action lawsuits, focusing on the needs of people and families, rather than corporations or insurance giants. Our mission revolves around offering personalized guidance and unwavering support. Our Maui wildfire lawyers are prepared to:

  • Listen to your narrative, address legal queries, and outline future steps.
  • Conduct a comprehensive case investigation, collating pertinent evidence.
  • Devise an all-encompassing strategy to secure justice and maximum compensation.

Receive Assistance From Our Maui Wildfire Attorneys Today

Oaks Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for justice and redress for those in dire need. The Maui wildfire demands a thorough examination. Should you have any inquiries or concerns about a Maui wildfire claim, we’re here to guide you. Call us or contact us online to arrange a free, fully confidential consultation. We’re actively ready to stand for individuals and families impacted by the West Maui wildfire.

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Recovering the Damages You Deserve

If someone else is to blame for your injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for the full amount of damages you've suffered. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, as well as pain and suffering. You must bring forth your claim within one year of the accident date. Not filing your case within one year will bar you from recovery.

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-Duane L.
Timely and professional manner. I am greatly appreciative they are representing me.
-Mike N.
Professional, courteous. They go beyond attempting to assist you in getting what you need to get done.
-Christopher F.
My experience here was fantastic they took care of everything. There were absolutely no problems when it came to the actual work and with the communication. I never once fell out of the loop and I knew where my case was at every step of the way. I will never go to anyone else.
-Ani K.
Working with Oaks Law Firm has been easy and informative. They do a great job of follow ups and keeping you informed of every step of your case. They are easily reachable and good at getting back to you when they are out of office. They are very detailed and fight until the end for you. I highly recommend Oaks Law Firm.
-Eric B.
I absolutely love this Law Firm, the staff there are wonderful and very caring. They are responsive to my needs and questions plus the lawyers are very professional and aggressive resulting in the best care and maximum penalty payout. I wouldn't chose another Law Firm.
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It was a pleasure working with the attorneys and the staff here at this firm. I've read a lot about people complaining about lack of communication from attorneys, but not this one! I would definitely recommend Matthew and his staff for injury related cases.
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