Euclid, OH (November 17, 2021) – A serious fire at a retirement facility in Euclid resulted in two hospitalizations on Friday morning, November 12. The incident occurred at Hilltop Village located in the 25900 block of Euclid Avenue at around 9:53 a.m.
Firefighters and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene. Responders quickly got to work extinguishing the fire and evacuating occupants. The structure reportedly had 202 units and over 3.5 acres with no sprinkler system.
Several fire departments were called due to the severity of the blaze. Two residents suffered injuries related to smoke inhalation and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. No further updates on their conditions have been revealed at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Structure Fires in Ohio
Every year, fire departments across the country receive reports of approximately 354,000 residential structure fires. A fire in a house or other structure can be extremely dangerous. Smoke inhalation and third-degree burns are possible injuries for victims. On average, 2,620 civilians are killed in structure fires each year. Another 11,220 people have been injured in structure fires across the country.
You have the right to file a negligence claim to recover lost damages if you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s careless actions. Failure to act in a way that does not endanger others is considered negligence. A claim against the at-fault party may be possible for the injured party. You may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation with the help of a qualified attorney.
For those with little legal experience, pursuing a personal injury claim can be a long and difficult process. You don’t have to do it all by yourself, thankfully. A qualified catastrophic injury attorney in Euclid can help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law.
Euclid Personal Injury Lawyers
A skilled Euclid personal injury attorney can assist victims in asserting their legal rights following any type of accident by filing a claim for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Joseph Law Group has a lot of experience defending people who have been in car accidents. Almost any type of personal injury lawsuit can be handled by our attorneys.
Contact a Euclid law firm now at 216-522-1600 to discuss your case if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
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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.