McCully, HI – One Dead, One Injured in Date St Structure Fire
November 6, 2022
McCully, HI (November 06, 2022) – One man was killed during a structure fire in the 2500th block of Date Street, near Regency Tower Condominiums, in the McCully section of Honolulu.
The Honolulu Fire Department as well as several local police units were dispatched to the scene at about 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th. Upon their arrival, fire crews noticed that the flames were beginning to stretch from the first story to the second story of the building.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services reported that a male in his seventies was discovered dead on arrival. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
Another man experienced heavy smoke inhalation. His current condition is unknown.
Roughly 40 firefighters responded to the structure fire. It took units more than an hour to bring the fire under control. Honolulu Fire Department said that no firefighters were injured during the incident.
The five-way intersection at Kapiolani Boulevard and Date Street was closed to allow emergency crews to access the area. The Fire Investigator was also on the scene, working to determine the origin and cause of the fatal fire.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fire-Related Injuries in Hawaii
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 information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available.
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