Chicago, IL (September 15, 2020) – Three people were injured in a residential fire in the Richton Park area of Chicago on Saturday, September 12.
The site of the incident was reportedly located at the 22700 block of Ridgeway Avenue. The fire was spotted at around 8:30 p.m. that evening. The people inside the building at the time were able to escape the building before firefighters arrived.
The responding emergency units rescued two cats and a dog from the residence. Responding fire crews from the nearby area responded to help extinguish the fire. Three people were transported to a medical facility for sustained injuries.
No further updates on the accident have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fire Injuries in Chicago
Victims of house fires are at risk of suffering from serious injuries. The most common injuries resulting from a residential fire include smoke inhalation and severe burns, and both have the potential to negatively impact the lives of victims. Each year, fire departments across the nation respond to an estimated 354,400 residential fires. These blazes contribute to around 2,620 civilian fatalities, and an estimated 11,220 civilians suffer injuries in fires annually.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident 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 Illinois personal injury attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in a 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 in an Illinois house fire, give one of our qualified Illinois personal injury lawyers a call today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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