Peoria, IL (October 8, 2020) – There were multiple injuries reported following a residential fire in Peoria on Monday, October 5.
The Peoria Fire Department was called to the site of the blaze at around 10:30 p.m. that evening. The fire reportedly took place at a home located at the 1200 block of N. Sheridan Road. Firefighters entered the residence through the front door and alerted the residents.
Those inside were unaware of the fire when firefighters arrived. There was heavy smoke coming from the attic. Investigators later reported that the fire was electrical.
Two adults and four children at the scene were treated for sustained injuries. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fires in Illinois
Being involved in a structure fire can leave victims with serious injuries. The most prevalent injuries resulting from a house fire include severe burns and smoke inhalation. Fire departments across the country respond to an estimated 354,400 home structure fires each year. On average, 2,620 civilians are killed in house fires each year, and another 11,220 civilians suffer injuries. These fires cost the American public billions of dollars in damages each year.
In order to recover compensation after a house fire, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Illinois house fire, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after an accident. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois personal injury attorneys can do for you.
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