Pontiac, MI (January 18, 2022) – A fire in Pontiac on Monday morning, January 17, left two people dead and five others injured. The deadly blaze was reported at a multi-family residence at around 2:44 a.m.
When firefighters arrived, a two-story unit was completely up in flames. Two people inside were able to jump to safety. One of the deceased parties was located in a bedroom on the second floor, and another was found in a first-floor kitchen.
Two elderly men were treated for smoke inhalation injuries, and another man was taken to the hospital due to a broken leg. A teenager is currently still unaccounted for.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in Michigan
Fire departments across the country receive approximately 354,000 reports of residential structure fires each year. No matter where a fire starts, it can be extremely dangerous. Smoke inhalation and third-degree burns are common among major fire victims. According to statistics, structure fires kill an average of 2,620 civilians each year and injure another 11,220 people across the country.
The anguish of losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s carelessness is nearly unbearable. It can cause unexpected expenses for those close to the victim. Surviving family members frequently bear the brunt of the accident’s consequences. With the help of an experienced Pontiac wrongful death attorney, they may be able to recover lost compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim seeks damages from those responsible for the deceased’s death in order to obtain compensation for damages by holding the at-fault party responsible for their role in a fatal accident.
Pontiac Wrongful Death Lawyers
We at Christopher Trainor & Associates understand the grief and anguish that families go through when a family member is killed as a result of someone else’s actions. Our Pontiac personal injury lawyers want to help you get back on your feet. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can assist families in dealing with the financial consequences of the accident. This compensation should be provided by the responsible party’s insurance provider. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that each of our clients receives the compensation they are entitled to following the death of a loved one. The first step is to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
To learn more about what our personal injury lawyers can do for you, call 248-886-8650 today.
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