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The Maxwell Fire is a wildfire that burned across 80 acres in Trinity County, CA, in early October 2021. It is 100 percent contained as of October 11 at 6:35 p.m. It has not yet been reported whether there were any structures damaged or injuries suffered in the fire. If you or a loved one has injuries or property damage from the Maxwell Fire, please contact the Maxwell Fire damage lawyers at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP right away. We understand how devastating wildfires can be and can help you get through this difficult time.
Why Trust Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP With Your Maxwell Fire Damage Claim?
- We have years of experience representing individuals, families, and businesses in wildfire lawsuits throughout California. We understand how these cases work.
- Our California wildfire attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for fire victims. We work tirelessly to investigate wildfires and hold negligent parties responsible.
- Your lawyer will customize your legal services for the best possible case outcome. You will feel seen, heard, and supported by your attorney throughout your lawsuit.
Most Recent Updates on the Maxwell Fire
There have not yet been many details released regarding the Maxwell Fire. This is a recent incident that is still being reported. Our Maxwell Fire damage attorneys are staying on top of the latest updates. As of November 15, CAL FIRE has released the following information about the Maxwell Fire:
- It started on October 5, 2021, at 3:34 p.m.
- It ignited in a wooded area about five miles west of Douglas City, at Maxwell Creek Road and Clems Flat.
- The fire burned near the Monument Fire, but the U.S. Forest Service has confirmed it as a separate fire.
- Some reports refer to the Maxwell Fire as a flare-up from the Monument Fire.
- The Maxwell Fire burned for six days before being fully contained on October 11.
- It covered 80 acres while actively burning.
- The fire was limited to Trinity County, CA.
- The cause of the fire remains unknown.
On the first day that it burned, the Maxwell Fire covered approximately 30 acres. By the following evening, it had grown to 80 acres with 10 percent containment. Firefighters managed to keep the spread at 80 acres until its full containment five days later.
Common Types of Wildfire Damage
Wildfires are extremely destructive events that can cause many different types of damage for victims. Wildfires can spread with rapid speed, destroying everything in their paths. Even those who are not directly affected by the flames can suffer injuries such as smoke inhalation. Common losses related to wildfires include:
- Physical injuries
- Psychological trauma
- Home and business damage
- Structural damage
- Vehicle destruction
- Landscape/fencing damage
- Agricultural losses
- Injuries to pets or livestock
- Wrongful death
If you live anywhere in the vicinity of the Maxwell or Monument Fires, you may have suffered these or other damages. If this is the case, a Maxwell Fire lawyer at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP can help you understand what to do next. Our Dixie Fire lawsuit attorneys are also helping victims who have sustained wildfire damages in Butte County, CA.
Your Rights After a Wildfire
If you suffered any type of injury or loss because of the Maxwell Fire, you may be entitled to financial compensation through an insurance claim or wildfire lawsuit. If you have the right type of insurance, you could file a claim for coverage for your related injuries and property repairs. However, many insurance companies make it difficult for clients to recover fair benefits for wildfires.
You may have grounds to file a lawsuit, on the other hand, if an investigation reveals that someone is responsible for the fire. If it was a flare-up from the Monument Fire and an investigation finds that PG&E – a utility company with a history of negligence whose power poles are in the fire zone – caused the fire, for instance, PG&E could be liable for your damages. Learn more about your legal rights after a wildfire by speaking with a Maxwell Fire attorney.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Maxwell Fire Damage Attorney
The attorneys at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP can help you and your family with the recovery process, whether that means filing an insurance claim or bringing a personal injury lawsuit against a utility company or another party. Contact us today to request a free consultation, where we will discuss your unique case and legal options in more detail. Call (805) 210-8528 for assistance after a wildfire. Our Dixie Fire lawyers are also representing