Three people were killed after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Thursday morning.
Thursday’s earthquake was the third tremor to hit the
islands this month.
According to data released by the US Geological Survey, the
epicenter of the quake was near Makilala town in the Cotabato province on the
island of Mindanao. The affected area is near the region that was hit by a 6.6
magnitude earthquake earlier this month.
Thursday’s earthquake also destroyed buildings and property
in the cities of Davao and Kidapawan.
Among the three people killed in the incident was a village
chief who was found trapped under the rubble of the village hall.
A second person was buried under the rubble after her house
came down. The third victim, identified only as a 20-year-old man, died after a
tree fell on him.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.