Chicago, IL (November 12, 2020) – A woman suffered critical injuries after being involved in an apartment fire in the Englewood area on Wednesday, November 11.
The site of the fire was located at an apartment complex in the 524 block of W. 72nd Street. Local firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the blaze at around 1 a.m. that morning. A 32-year-old woman was rescued from the building by emergency responders.
The woman is now reportedly in critical condition. First responders performed CPR before transporting her to a nearby medical facility. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Structure Fire Injuries
Victims of residential structure fires are at risk of suffering from serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries. Each year, fire departments across the country respond to an estimated 354,400 residential structure fires. These fires are responsible for over 2,000 civilian deaths each year and cost the American public billions of dollars in damages. Statistics show that the residential structure fire fatality rate is rising gradually.
Apartment 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 crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Illinois 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, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys 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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