Following an investigation into a recent fire in a Makiki apartment complex, which claimed the life of one man, Honolulu Fire Department have confirmed the fire was set deliberately, and have handed the case to police for criminal investigations. 49-year-old Alvin Asakura was killed when he became trapped in his burning apartment, with the fire also estimated to have caused approximately $200,000 damage to Mr. Asakura’s apartment, and a further $180,000 to neighboring units.
No further details about the fire are currently available, as Honolulu police continue to investigate the incident.
When you lose a loved one through the negligent or deliberately harmful behavior of another, the emotional impact is likely to be the first of the consequences you need to deal with. However, once the initial shock and turmoil have eased a little, you may become aware that their death will leave you facing significant financial hardship. If the deceased was an immediately family member, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death suit, with the expert assistance and legal guidance of an experienced Hawaii wrongful death attorney.
The rules concerning eligibility to file for wrongful death compensation are strict and, in brief, limit the potential beneficiaries to the deceased’s spouse, children, or parents. If you have lost a loved one, and believe you may qualify, you should speak to a Hawaii wrongful death attorney immediately. While no amount of monetary compensation will undo your loss, it can mean you face less of a financial struggle. Wrongful death compensation could help you to cover:
Wrongful death law can be very complex, meaning an attempt to navigate it without the relevant legal expertise is very much not recommended. Instead, we would advise that you enlist the services of a Hawaii wrongful death attorney, and use the time to grieve, recover, and move on with your life instead.
Firstly, before a wrongful death suit can be filed, the following four criteria must be satisfied, in addition to the qualifying criteria mentioned above. It must be possible to prove that:
If you have lost a loved one through negligence or criminal activity, you owe it to yourself and your family to pursue all available legal options. When you speak to a Hawaii wrongful death attorney, our extensive experience, and legal expertise mean we can identify if you qualify to file a wrongful death suit, alongside how your case satisfies the above criteria.