Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that Hawaii Electric failed to shut off downed power lines in Maui which may have contributed to the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.
If you or a family member suffered injuries, property damage or loss of life as a result of the Maui fires, speak to a Girard Sharp attorney about your rights. You may be entitled to relief.
More About the Hawaii Electric Fire Investigation
Hawaii Electric is a utility company that supplies 95% of Hawaii’s power. On August 4, 2023, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of the islands, including western Maui. The NWS warned that Hawaii could experience “high and gusty trade winds” and “dry weather & high fire danger.” Despite these warnings, Hawaii Electric continued to supply power to downed power lines, which potentially exacerbated the extremely destructive wildfires. As of August 14, 2023, these fires have claimed the lives of 96 people and over $6 billion in property.
If you or a family member suffered injuries, property damage or loss of life as a result of the Maui fires, protect your rights by contacting a Girard Sharp attorney today. Dial (866) 981-4800 or submit your information through the form above for a free consultation about your options.
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