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Detroit, MI (November 28, 2023) - According to officials with the Detroit Fire Department, a handful of victims were rescued from a home fire that occurred on Monday, November 27. A house on Atkinson Road near 14th Street reportedly caught fire at around 8:20 p.m. in the evening. At least one person was rescued by crews and sent to a nearby hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, according to officials. At this time, there is little information available about the cause of the blaze or whether any other residents were hurt since the fire is still being investigated. Officials are continuing their inquiry at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

House Fires in Michigan

Detroit, MI - Injuries Recorded in House Fire on Atkinson at 14th StTragically, the frequency of fires and the number of lives lost in these blazes have increased dramatically in our state. According to the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society's projections, fire-related deaths will rise by 15% this year compared to the average over the preceding five years. Since June's end, 76 individuals have lost their lives in fires throughout Michigan.

Although 25% of deadly fires were determined to have begun in the living room, just 5% were found to have started in the kitchen. If a fire breaks out in a home or flat, the local fire department will investigate all possible causes. Furthermore, authorities may use this information to help determine blame.

Additionally, to cover the costs associated with the damage, a property owner would often file a claim with their own insurance company. The insurance provider will commission an outside investigation to determine the full extent of the fire damage and calculate the likely repair or replacement costs. However, insurance claims adjusters have a poor reputation for adequately compensating victims of catastrophic home fire losses.

You may be able to seek legal action if a house fire in Michigan causes you harm or takes the life of a loved one. Preventing fires requires taking measures and conducting regular inspections. In addition, if you are injured in a fire in a private or leased house, you may have grounds for a negligence lawsuit.

Whether the home fire victims want to file a claim for premises responsibility and blame or just need help communicating with insurance companies, an experienced attorney can help. The months and weeks after a house fire may be difficult, particularly if loved ones perished. If you need advice on dealing with the aftermath of a house fire, a personal injury attorney may be able to help.

To learn more about bringing a personal injury claim in Detroit, especially those involving house fires, contact our team. Christopher Trainor & Associates has the expertise to help you get the justice you deserve. Call our Lansing office at 248-886-8650 to speak with one of our skilled personal injury attorneys for free.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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