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Information About PTSD for Maui Wildfire Survivors

August 26, 2023 Posted In

The traumatic nature of any wildfire can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is characterized by intrusive thoughts, distressing memories, avoidance of reminders, and changes in mood and behavior[1][6].   Here are some key points to know about PTSD after a fire such as the Maui Wildfire:  Common symptoms: Maui Wildfire…

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Does My Sole Proprietorship Have A Claim Against Hawaiian Electric For Damage Caused By The Maui Fie

August 23, 2023 Posted In

The Maui Fires, caused by Maui Electric’s failure to turn off the power during a extreme high-wind event, destroyed many small businesses, including sole proprietorships in and around Lahaina.  A sole proprietorship is unique in that business operations may be conducted out of the owner’s home, an office or workspace, or on-site at a client’s…

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Did an electric utility company cause the fire that destroyed your property? 

July 26, 2023 Posted In

Fires can cause devastating damage to both property and lives, and the aftermath can be difficult to deal with. If you were affected by a fire and you think that it may have been caused by an electric utility company, there are steps you can take.  What to do if you suspect that an electric…

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Seattle Times Asks Danko About Holding Utilities Accountable

January 2, 2022 Posted In

In Washington State, a utility “can burn down your house and get away with it,” according to an article in the Seattle Times.  That’s because unlike California, Washington does not hold utilities responsible for wildfires that they spark under the doctrine of inverse condemnation.  Rather, it leaves it to regulators to control the conduct of…

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Who Is Liable for a Firework-Related Catastrophic Injury?

December 22, 2021 Posted In

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, the Fourth of July, or any other festive holiday or celebration, you can usually count on the crackle and pop of fireworks across California. While industry professionals set off some firework displays, many others result from youthful recklessness. However, even if the fireworks you set off are legal,…

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