Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian is working with Jay Stuemke, Esq. of the Stuemke Law Firm PLLC in Kailua, HI who is Of Counsel on the Maui Fires.
As of today, August 9th, 2023, Maui County is grappling with a severe wildfire crisis that has been exacerbated by the approach of Hurricane Dora. These raging fires, which have been spreading across the Hawaiian island of Maui, have prompted widespread concern and evacuation efforts. Currently, six people have been confirmed dead. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every individual affected by this disaster.
The wildfires, ignited by a combination of known dry conditions, known high temperatures, and known strong winds, have swiftly consumed vast stretches of land, destroying homes, wildlife habitats, and natural resources. Emergency response teams, including firefighters, have been working tirelessly to contain the flames and safeguard communities. However, the upcoming Hurricane Dora adds a new layer of complexity to the situation. The hurricane’s strong winds and potential for heavy rainfall could either aid firefighting efforts by dampening the flames or exacerbate the crisis by spreading the fires and causing flash floods.
In the midst of the fire, it’s worth mentioning that our team at Bridgford, Gleason, & Artinian have extensive wildfire litigation experience. To date, we have recovered roughly $1 billion in fire damages, represented over 7,000 clients, and recovered hundreds of millions from Wrongful Death settlements in wildfire cases. If you or someone you know has been affected by the fires in Maui, do not hesitate to contact our office today.
Local authorities have been urging residents to stay informed, remain vigilant, and follow evacuation orders as necessary. The coordination between firefighting teams and disaster response agencies is crucial in navigating the simultaneous challenges posed by the wildfires and the approaching hurricane. The individuals and communities affected by this fire are in our thoughts, and our team of experts is working diligently to uncover potential causes and origins of the fire, which we suspect may have been caused by a Utility Company.
Please do not hesitate to contact our legal team should you have any questions as it relates to being compensated for this tragic event.
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