Westerville, OH – One Killed in Fire Incident on N Virginia Ln
Westerville, OH (October 18, 2020) – A fire reported on Saturday morning claimed one person’s life in the Westerville area. Just after 5:20 a.m., on October 17, the Westerville Fire Department responded to the site of an incident on North Virginia Lane.
Reports show that a fire broke out at an apartment complex for unknown reasons. The fire spread to several apartments, displacing over 20 residents. One person who lived in the complex sustained fatal injuries in the fire. The victim was pronounced dead at the site of the incident. At this time, details surrounding any other injuries are limited. Investigations to determine the cause of the fire are underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Fire Incidents in Ohio
Fires throughout the United States have a devastating impact on families. In some cases, material losses are overwhelming. Families who lose their homes, all their possessions, and essentially their livelihoods are forced to start over. As if the loss of homes and possessions were not enough, many people are harmed in these unexpected incidents. In far too many cases, victims suffer life-threatening injuries due to defective appliances, faulty wiring, and various other reasons. Although we would like to think that fires are rare, they happen fairly often and have a life-changing impact on those involved.
Nearly 500,000 people require medical treatment for burn injuries throughout the United States each year. More than 40,000 hospitalizations are the result of acute burn injuries while more than 30,000 people require treatment at specialized burn centers. Many victims suffer burn injuries due to defective products and faulty appliances. Although we hope that everyone is able to recover from their injuries, thousands of victims end up passing away each year due to fire or smoke injuries. When victims lose their lives in fires, due to another party’s negligence, their families should immediately reach out to an Ohio burn injury attorney as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a team of attorneys who are skilled, aggressive, and competent will ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after being harmed in a fire incident. The attorneys at Burg Simpson have decades of experience working to help our clients protect their legal rights in the aftermath of fire incidents. Our personal injury attorneys in Ohio provide aggressive legal representation to ensure victims collect full and fair compensation to cover medical treatment, lost wages, and more. We strive to provide the most trusted legal representation for our clients to ensure they are able to get the justice they truly deserve after being harmed in fire incidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Ohio at 800-713-9340 or 513-852-5600 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim.
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