Chicago, IL (November 9, 2020) – On Saturday night, November 7, one person was injured in a high-rise apartment fire in the Austin area on Chicago’s West Side.
The site of the fire was reportedly located in the 5600 block of W. Lake Street. Emergency responders and firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish the fire. Local sources revealed that the blaze was put out sometime before 11:30 p.m. that evening.
One woman, who was a resident, was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois for the treatment of sustained injuries. Another resident was evaluated at the scene but refused medical treatment. No further information on the incident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the fire is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Structure Fires in Chicago
House fires can leave victims suffering from serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries, such as third-degree burns and smoke inhalation. One and two-family homes are responsible for nearly 67% of civilian fatalities each year, while apartment fires are involved in an estimated 10% of civilian fatalities. The home fire fatality rate is on the rise, with more people dying in structure fires each year.
Structure fire victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a structure fire. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Chicago personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With a combined experience of more than a century in personal injury law, / has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Illinois personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Chicago apartment fire, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 312-386-7683. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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