Westville, IL (August 18, 2020) – There were confirmed injuries resulting from a residential fire in the Westville area on Tuesday afternoon, August 18, on W. Short Street.
At this time, the factors contributing to the accident have not been released by local authorities. Initial reports revealed that the accident took place at around 3:27 p.m. At least one person at the scene of the fire sustained injuries.
First responders were called to the site of the accident to render aid to the injured parties. The severity of the resulting injuries has not been made public at this time. The identities of the injured victims have not been disclosed at this time.
No further updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the incident is being conducted by local law enforcement officials, and more details will be known as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fires in Illinois
House and apartment fires can leave occupants at risk of sustaining severe or life-threatening injuries. Each year, one and two-family home fires are responsible for nearly 67% of civilian fatalities and 51% of injuries reported across the country. In 2018, the home fire fatality rate per 1,000 homes was 7.5, an increase of 1% from the previous year. A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a civilian fire-related injury takes place every 35 minutes on average. A civilian fatality related to fire is reported every 144 minutes.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident, such as a house fire, can be a long and frustrating process, and many victims are unprepared to protect their rights after suffering severe injuries. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when Illinois accident victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois personal injury attorney fighting for your rights after being injured. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois auto accident, give one of our qualified Illinois personal injury lawyers a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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