Chicago, IL (May 2, 2024) – A man was injured in a fire at a residence Thursday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and hospitalized, per local authorities.

According to Chicago police, the fire broke out after midnight in a residence in the 3600 block of West Le Moyne Street. A 56-year-old man was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital to be treated for injuries. The Office of Fire Investigation Division is looking into the incident at this time. No details were released about the cause of the fire, though it was still being investigated.

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

Injury 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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