Bay City, MI – Boy Dies in House Fire on Germania St

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Personal Injury, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Bay City, MI (September 15, 2023) – The cause of a house fire that killed an 8-year-old child in Bay City early on Wednesday is still being investigated, according to local officers.

Four members of a family on the 700 block of Germania Street made it out alive, but one of their children was trapped inside.  Just after midnight, the initial 911 contact reported a fire on the front porch that had moved inside the home. Officers with the Bay City Police Department responded quickly to the house, located on the western edge of town. There were four people in the house when the fire began, including two adults and three children.

Firefighters entered to try to locate the trapped child, but he succumbed to severe burns and smoke inhalation.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what started the blaze. The fire was eventually extinguished with the assistance of fire crews from Bangor, Monitor, and Portsmouth.

Our deepest condolences are with the deceased child’s family.

Deadly House Fires in Michigan

Bay City, MI - Boy Dies in House Fire on Germania StAcross our state, the number of fires and the deaths they cause has sharply risen. In fact, when compared to the averages of the previous five years, the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society estimates an increase of 11% overall and a 15% surge in fire-related fatalities this year. Sadly, 76 people have died in fires throughout Michigan since the end of June.

Just 5% of the fatal fires were found to have originated in kitchens, while a quarter started in general living rooms. When a house or apartment catches fire, the local fire service will look into anything that may have started the fire, regardless of the reason. Additionally, authorities may assist in determining culpability based on these results.

Furthermore, in order to pay for the expenses related to the damage, a property owner often makes a claim with their own insurance provider. The insurance company will carry out an independent inquiry to evaluate the extent of the fire damage and estimate the probable expenses for restoration or substitution; nonetheless, these adjusters have a bad reputation for providing victims of catastrophic home fire losses with inadequate compensation.

Fortunately, if a home fire in Michigan has injured you or taken the life of a loved one, you may be able to pursue legal action later on. It is possible to prevent fire-related incidents by having precautions and routine inspections in place. Furthermore, you may be able to sue for negligence if a fire breaks out in a private or rented home and causes burns or smoke inhalation to you.

A skilled attorney can assist whether the victims of house fire injuries or tragic deaths have a case for premises liability and fault or only wish to communicate and negotiate with insurance carriers. After a home fire, the weeks and months that follow may be very distressing and traumatic, especially if you lost a loved one in the fire. You may consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer for further information on how to handle the aftermath of a home fire.

Our team at Christopher Trainor & Associates can assist you in obtaining justice because we have experience in various personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving residential fires. Make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers in Bay City by giving our office a call at 248-886-8650.

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