Cleveland, OH (October 8, 2021) – On Wednesday, October 6, a young child lost their life and an adult was injured following a house fire in Cleveland.
The incident occurred at a residence located at the corner of E. 68th Street and Harvard Avenue. Firefighters were sent to the scene at around midnight. Two adults and three children inside the structure were able to escape safely.
An 8-year-old was reportedly killed in the blaze. A firefighter was sent to the hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The cause of the fire has not been reported at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in Ohio
Over 300,000 residential structure fires are reported to fire departments across the United States each year. Thousands of civilians are killed and billions of dollars are lost each year as a result of fires. Serious injuries are a possibility for victims of major fires. Inhaling smoke increases your chances of dying from a serious burn or other condition.
If a loved one’s life is brutally cut short owing to someone else’s carelessness, family members grieve severely. Healing may be a challenging task for those left to pick up the pieces. People are understandably grieving, and filing a lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds.
A wrongful death case may be able to assist your family in recovering financial compensation as a result of your tragic loss. By talking with an expert Cleveland personal injury lawyer, you can increase your chances of a successful claim.
At Joseph Law Group, we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients receive the highest amount of compensation possible following the death of a loved one. Our legal team has a track record of achieving excellent outcomes for our clients.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Cleveland
Our wrongful death lawyers in Cleveland can help you and your family get through this tough time by providing you with peace of mind and ensuring that the culpable party is held accountable. The filing of a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company is the first step in the recovery process.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, call an Ohio personal injury lawyer at 216-522-1600.
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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.