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Honolulu, HI – Man Killed in Fire on Au St in Waialua

May 25, 2023

Honolulu, HI (May 24, 2023) – A man in his 70s lost his life on Wednesday, May 24, and six others were left homeless after a fast-moving fire moved through an apartment complex in Waialua. Police officers report the two-alarm blaze occurred in unit 206 of an apartment building on Au Street shortly after 12:00 p.m. 

Fire crews arrived at the scene at around 12:12 p.m., staffed with 36 firemen from 11 units. They were able to control the flames by around 12:48 p.m. and totally extinguish them by 1:04 p.m. 

When firefighters entered unit 206, they found a deceased man in a back bedroom. His wife was able to exit the unit without a problem. Fire crews in Honolulu continue to investigate the details of the incident. 

Six other people were left without homes due to the fire and are currently receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Hawaii Structure Fires

Even though the furthest thing from a physician’s mind when caring for fire-related injuries is the price, the cost of these treatments is usually an enormous issue for the victim. The average medical bills amassed by the victim of a fire are typically more than $200,000. 

This calculation, as high as it is, does not even take into consideration the numerous additional financial obstacles that the victim and their family members will undoubtedly face, such as lost earnings, reduced earning capacity, multiple reconstructive surgeries, and various support services designed to help them deal with the mental anguish caused by the life-threatening experience.

Many situations can cause victims to be injured in life-changing accidents due to the blatant negligence of contractors, building managers, landlords, product manufacturers, and property owners. When one person is injured in a fire-related incident that was caused by another person’s negligence, they are typically entitled to file a personal injury suit against the at-fault party. 

Securing financial compensation for these enormous expenditures, along with pain and suffering, however, is not something that happens automatically. Resigning your fate to the whims of the insurance company will almost certainly see you burned a second time. By aligning yourself with an experienced and reputable Honolulu fire-related injury lawyer, you are giving yourself your best shot at obtaining the full and fair settlement you deserve.

The personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have decades of experience assisting families in getting the economic recovery they are entitled to and the justice they deserve for a serious fire-related injury.

We are committed to helping our clients recover both financially and physically in the quickest and smoothest way possible. If you were injured in a fire caused by the negligent actions of another person, contact our Hawaii burn injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525. 

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident, so if there is any incorrect information, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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