At least two people were confirmed dead after a wildfire broke out in New South Wales, Australia.
According to a report by
the officials, more than 150 homes were destroyed, forcing thousands of people
to evacuate the area.
Bridges, schools and power
lines were also destroyed by the fires. There were reports of several people
trapped in several places in the region and more than 1,000 firefighters were sent
to aid in rescue operations. Water-bombing aircraft were also dispatched.
The two victims who were
killed in the incident are residents of Glen Innes, about 340 miles
north of Sydney.
NSW Premier Gladys
Berejiklian expressed fears that the number of casualties could rise.
Gusty winds and the
summer heat have been blamed for the exacerbation of the fires which were
spread across about 671 miles of the Australian coast.
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 is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.