Chicago, IL (April 30, 2024) – At least one person was injured due to a fire that occurred at a commercial building in South Shore Tuesday morning.

The Chicago Fire Department responded to the blaze, located at 82nd Street and Brandon Avenue, around 7:00 a.m. Fire officials said one person was injured on the scene. They were transported in moderate condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center with an upper-body injury.  No details were released about the cause of the fire, though the cause of the fire was still being investigated.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones.

Injury-Causing Fires in Chicago

Despite our state’s stringent fire safety regulations, including the need for carbon monoxide detectors in homes with fuel-burning equipment and the mandated installation and upkeep of smoke detectors in all dwellings, fires still occur much too often. Moreover, Chicago home fires are generally sourced from gas seepage and leaks, appliance defects or bad wiring, smoking, cooking, etc. As follows, there are a few different legitimate personal injury claims for injuries received in a Chicago home fire, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Faulty electrical wiring: For instance, when a landlord neglects to check and fix malfunctioning electrical wiring in a rental property, that can result in a fire for which they are ultimately at fault.
  • Appliance defects: An appliance maker intentionally marketed units with a manufacturing flaw that may have caused a fire.
  • Gas company negligence: An explosion could occur due to a gas company’s disregard for concerns about the smell of gas, for example.
  • Contractor error: If a contractor fitted a gas stove incorrectly, which resulted in a hazardous gas leak and fire, they could be held liable.

Discuss the specifics of your residential fire with a knowledgeable Chicago injury lawyer to determine if you have a strong case. Fortunately, after an accident, our staff at the Romaker Law Firm is available to address any inquiries. Do not hesitate to seek the justice you are entitled to if another party’s carelessness resulted in your suffering injuries in an avoidable house fire.

We have fought for Illinois and Chicago citizens to get fair compensation for their losses after an accident for over two decades. Get in touch with our Chicago premises liability attorney at 312-377-7000 to find out how to move forward after a house fire has left you injured or claimed the life of a loved one.

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