Aurora, IL (October 15, 2020) – A house fire in west Aurora left two people seriously injured on Friday, October 9.
The Aurora Fire Department was called to the site of the blaze at around 12:20 p.m. that afternoon. The fire reportedly occurred at a residence in the 1000 block of Sand Avenue. An elderly woman was reportedly trapped inside the structure.
Over two dozen firefighters were present at the site of the fire. Responding officials were able to extinguish the fire and rescue the trapped occupants. Two adults were transported to a medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries.
One of the victims was in critical condition with smoke inhalation injuries and burns, and the other was in serious condition due to smoke inhalation.
An ongoing investigation into the fire is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fires in Illinois
House fires can leave victims suffering from serious injuries. Smoke inhalation can be very severe and increases the risk of dying due to serious burns. Fire departments across the United States respond to an estimated 354,400 residential structure fires each year. On average, 27% of reported fires occur at homes, and nearly 73% of reported injuries at the home are caused by structure fires.
What you do the moments after an Illinois house fire is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many accident victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois personal injury attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois structure fire. If you have been unfairly injured in an accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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