Chicago, IL – Three Children Dead, Three Others Hurt in Humboldt Park Fire at Potomac Ave & Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL (June 27, 2022) – Over the weekend, a fire in Humboldt Park claimed the lives of three children, aged 4, 6, and 11, and injured two adults.
On Sunday shortly before 12:30 a.m., the Chicago Fire Department responded to a residence between Potomac Avenue and Pulaski Road. According to witnesses, firemen quickly began CPR on the children before transporting them to the hospital.
A 4-year-old boy was declared dead at Saint Mary Hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s said that two other boys, ages 6 and 11, also perished in the fire. Another child was hospitalized in serious condition.
Additionally, two adults were hurt in the incident. A 40-year-old woman was transferred to West Suburban Hospital, and a 35-year-old man was transported to Saint Mary’s; both were treated for smoke inhalation and are in stable condition.
The origin of the fire is being investigated, and no additional details have been revealed to the public at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of all deceased victims. We would like to extend our heartfelt thoughts and hopes for a full recovery to the injured victims.
House Fire Fatalities & Injuries in Chicagoland
Despite the fact that apartment fires are infrequent, around 8% of all fires in apartment complexes caused more than 12% of civilian fatalities and close to 22% of injuries. In addition, around 28% of all fires recorded during the last five years were contained inside residential properties.
In addition, fire departments around the United States responded to an estimated annual average of more than 345,000 residential fires, which resulted in 2,600 fatalities, 11,000 injuries, and close to $7.5 billion in property damage.
Those who have been severely affected by home fires may have the notion that they have nowhere to turn as they battle to deal with continued psychological pain and expensive financial expenditures in the aftermath of the calamity. People who have been injured or whose families have lost a loved one are often forced to fight an uphill battle with insurance companies, causing them to endure unspeakable amounts of agony.
Despite all, there is still a possibility that you have legal options at this terrible time. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should contact a Chicago personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Those who have been hurt due to the negligence of another may pursue a claim for monetary compensation under Illinois law. A claim for unlawful death may be based on any negligence or wrongful conduct that resulted in a fatality. In the event that legal action is filed and successful, all family members and dependents are entitled to monetary compensation.
For these and other reasons, it is imperative that victims of an avoidable fire who were injured or lost a loved one get legal advice as soon as possible after the fire has been extinguished.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an avoidable fire, the D&W Law Group will spare no effort in obtaining the full and appropriate monetary recompense you deserve at this time, even if it means going to court.
We think that bereaved families should never have to travel this path alone. If you contact our highly qualified and seasoned legal team, we will guarantee that your claim is handled thoroughly and submitted on time.
The D&W Law Group is devoted to supporting Chicagoland residents who have been injured due to the negligence or misconduct of another party. Insurance companies are primarily concerned with their bottom line, and they strive to pay out as little as possible. After a serious injury, our whole focus is on ensuring that you get the appropriate amount of medical care and financial compensation. Our legal team has years of knowledge aiding accident victims in every Chicago neighborhood and with every conceivable kind of accidental injury.
Please contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a free, no-obligation consultation that is tailored to your individual needs. Today, our considerate and devoted Chicago personal injury accident attorneys will investigate your legal alternatives and aid you.
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