Chicago, IL (November 22, 2020) – A structure fire in the West Englewood area of Chicago on Sunday morning, November 22, left one man dead and a woman injured.
The site of the blaze was reportedly located at a two-flat at the intersection of W. 63rd Street and S. Honore Street. The fire was reported to local authorities at around 12:15 a.m. that morning. A 61-year-old man was trapped inside the building and was pronounced dead by responding firefighters.
A 55-year-old woman involved in the fire was taken to St. Bernard Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. Local reports revealed that the fire began at the first level and spread throughout the building. The blaze was believed to have been electrical in nature.
No further information on the deadly incident is currently available. Local authorities are currently investigating the fire.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Structure Fires in Chicago
Fire departments across the United States respond to an estimated 354,400 residential structure fires each year. Residential structure fires are responsible for over 2,000 civilian deaths and nearly 12,000 civilian injuries each year. More than a quarter of reported fires nationwide take place at homes. These incidents result in billions of dollars of damages each year.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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