Chicago, IL (September 23, 2020) – There were reported injuries after a structure fire in the Lawndale of Chicago early on Monday morning, September 21.
The incident reportedly occurred near the 1600 block of S. Karlov Avenue at around 3:40 a.m., according to a report from the Chicago Fire Department. At this time, the cause of the blaze has not been reported. Firefighters and emergency units were called to the scene of the fire to extinguish the blaze.
The fire reportedly broke out at a vacant building in the neighborhood. One person at the scene was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No updates on their condition are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is being managed by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Structure Fire Injuries in Chicago
Being involved in a structure fire can put you at risk of suffering from serious injuries, such as smoke inhalation or third-degree burns. Each year, fire departments across the country respond to an estimated 354,000 house fires each year. Around 27% of reported fires take place at residential homes, and nearly 73% of reported home injuries involve house fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a house fire injury takes place every 43 minutes on average.
Dealing with the aftermath of a residential fire is a long and frustrating process, and many victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave Illinois accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when 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 Chicago personal injury attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in a Chicago house fire. 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 accident. If you have been unfairly injured, give one of our qualified Illinois personal injury attorneys a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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