Chicago, IL – Toddler Girl Killed in Roseland Apt Fire on S King Dr
Chicago, IL (May 25, 2022) – A toddler died in a fire that broke out on Wednesday morning, May 25, in an apartment complex located in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago.
Chicago firefighters were dispatched around 9:00 a.m. and responded to the blaze quickly. Upon their arrival at the building, which is at 11035 South King Drive, they discovered heavy flames. After conducting an extensive search of the building, rescuers found a 3-year-old girl who was unresponsive.
Attempts to resuscitate the toddler were unsuccessful, according to the Chicago Fire Department, and she was pronounced deceased at the scene. It’s unknown if any other residents were hurt in the blaze.
Further information was not made immediately available by officials, though Chicago Police say an investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased girl.
Deaths in Apartment Fires in Illinois
Though they remain relatively uncommon, 6% of fires that occurred in apartment complexes caused more than 10% of the civilian fire deaths and close to 20% of the injuries. What’s more, about 26% of all reported fires in the last five years occurred in houses, condos, apartments, and the like. During this same time period, three-fourths of civilian fatalities and about 73% of all injuries that were reported were caused by these blazes.
Furthermore, fire departments throughout the country responded to an estimated average of 347,000 home fires yearly, which caused an annual average of 2,650 deaths, approximately 11,100 injuries, and close to $7.4 billion in property damage.
In the wake of a fire, people who were impacted by the tragedy may feel as if they have nowhere to turn as they deal with unrelenting mental anguish or expensive financial bills. Many times, people who have been wounded or families who have lost a loved one have to fight an uphill struggle with insurance companies, causing them to cope with unspeakable grief.
However, you may have a variety of legal alternatives open to you during this tragic time. As quickly as possible, get in touch with a personal injury attorney in Chicago if you or a loved one has been hurt in a fire that was started by the carelessness of another person.
Under Illinois law, individuals who have been injured due to the carelessness of another person are permitted to file a claim for compensation. And according to the Illinois Wrongful Death Conduct, a claim for unlawful death may be based on any negligent or wrongful act that resulted in a fatality. In the event that legal action is successful, family members and dependents of any kind are entitled to financial compensation.
In the wake of a preventable fire, it is critical for those who were injured or those who have experienced the death of a loved one to seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as they are able to do so.
When you or a loved one has been the victim of a fire that might have been prevented, the D&W Law Group will spare no effort in our pursuit of the full and fair financial compensation that you need at this time.
We are of the opinion that bereaved families should never have to go through this process by themselves. When you get in contact with our highly competent and experienced legal team, we will make sure that your claim is handled thoroughly and submitted within the appropriate amount of time.
Please call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a no-cost, hassle-free personal consultation that’s tailored to your precise needs. Our compassionate and highly dedicated Chicago wrongful death attorneys are waiting to help you and review your legal options today.
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