Seattle, WA (March 6, 2021) - An explosion at an apartment in Seattle left one woman critically injured on Friday evening, March 5.
The incident occurred at a complex at the 5000 block of Mithun Place NE at around 4:30 p.m. Nearby residents attempted to put out the resulting fire following the explosion. Firefighters arrived to quickly extinguish the blaze.
The injured party was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The fire was contained to a single unit in the complex. The cause of the blaze has not been reported at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Apartment Fires in Seattle
There are many stories in the nightly news about apartment fires that impact the local community. Nearly 28% of residential building fires from 2005 to 2007 involved multi-family housing units. On average, 108,400 apartment fires occur each year across the United States. Annually, more than 450 people are killed and 3,8000 injures in multi-family unit fires. These fires cost the American public roughly $1.1 billion per year.
Apartment fire and explosion victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect themselves after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in an explosion. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Seattle personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With many years of experience in personal injury law, Dore Law Group has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Washington personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Seattle apartment fire, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 253-236-3888. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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