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Kealia, HI – Firefighter Injured While Battling Brush Fire on Kealia Rd

July 26, 2022

Kealia, HI (July 25, 2022) – A fire-fighting incident involving the Kauai Fire Department almost resulted in the death of one of their own on Saturday, July 23rd in Kealia.  

At about 5:50 p.m., KFD crews were dispatched to the scene on Kealia Road.

Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered that a 20-by-60-foot area filled with brush, trash, and car tires was in flames.  

In order to bring the fire under control, crews needed to cross over a fence that was obstructing their access to the flames.

During the containment process, one firefighter was seriously injured when he crossed the fence and fell onto a haole koa tree. 

The fall caused the tree to pierce the victim’s body. 

His colleagues rendered medical aid until EMTs responded. 

The victim was then transferred to a regional trauma center where he is currently in an intensive care unit. 

The scene was cleared by 6:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Personal Injuries in Hawaii

Kealia, HI - Firefighter Impaled by Haole Koa Tree While Battling Brush Fire on Kealia Rd

Although the last thing on a doctor’s mind when treating an injury is the expense, the cost of treatments, even those that are medically necessary, is usually a huge issue for the victim. The average medical bills of a person who sustains a moderate personal injury total out to around $200,000. 

This figure does not take into account the many other financial hurdles that they and their family will face, including lost earnings, lifelong disabilities, reduced earning capacity, and support services to help them cope with the trauma caused by the incident.

Obtaining compensation for these significant expenses, as well as pain and suffering is not an automatic process, and putting your fate in the hands of an insurance company insurer will make you a victim for a second time. By availing yourself of the experience of a personal injury attorney in Hawaii, you will be giving yourself the best chance of obtaining the financial settlement you deserve.

In many situations, people suffer from accidents caused by the negligence of careless product manufacturers, unbothered property owners, apathetic landlords, greedy drug manufacturers, unreliable building managers, drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and irresponsible contractors. 

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 determined to help our clients recover both physically and financially in the fastest and most effortless way possible. If you were injured in a fire caused by the negligent actions of another person, contact our Hawaii personal 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. 

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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