Chicago, IL (April 21, 2024) – On Friday night, a fire that started in the Avondale area on the Northwest Side spread to three residences, leading to a handful of victim injuries.

The first house, located in the 2800 block of North Christiana Avenue, close to the intersection of Milwaukee, Kimball, and Diversey Avenues, caught fire. Within ten minutes of receiving another call for assistance, the Fire Department raised a 2-11 alert to request more personnel and equipment.

A neighbor helped rescue two people from one of the homes, and EMTs assessed both victims for injuries. However, the extent of their injuries, as well as their current conditions, are unclear. One of the affected homes is now uninhabitable, while the other two residences need extensive repair and cleanup. As of late Friday, the precise cause of the blaze was still being investigated.

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

House 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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