Rockford, IL (October 1, 2020) – There were fatal injuries following a home explosion in a residential area of Rockford on Monday night, September 28.
The site of the incident was reportedly located at a residence at the 2800 block of Lapey Street. One man was killed and two others suffered injuries in the explosion. Multiple calls came into the Rockford Fire Department about the incident that evening.
When authorities arrived, they reported a large fire inside an apartment complex. Two men were thrown from the building due to the blast and were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. Another man underneath debris after the fire had been extinguished and was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, the cause of the incident has not been revealed. The relationship between the involved parties has not been determined.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly House Fires in Illinois
Home or residential fires post the risk of causing catastrophic injuries. Those involved in a serious house fire can potentially suffer from injuries such as smoke inhalation and third-degree burns. Each year, fire departments across the country 354,000 structure fires. An estimated 2,620 civilians lose their lives in structure fires each year, and more than 11,220 suffer serious injuries. These incidents cost the American public billions of dollars.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois house fire.
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