Seattle, WA (May 14, 2021) - An apartment fire in the Seattle area left two people injured on Sunday, May 9.
The fire broke out around the time of 4:30 p.m. The scene was located at an apartment complex on NW 57th Street. Emergency responders and multiple fire engines were called to the blaze.
The fire, which started on a ground unit of the complex, was put out quickly by responding firefighters. An elderly man in a nearby unit was hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the blaze. Another involved party suffered undisclosed injuries.
The cause of the fire has not been reported. An investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Apartment Fires in Seattle Washington
A structure fire can be detrimental for those involved, and victims are at risk of sustaining serious injuries due to severe burns and smoke inhalation. Apartments were involved in nearly 380 civilian fire deaths in the United States in 2019. Fire departments across the country respond to more than 350,000 residential structure fires, which contribute to thousands of deaths each year.
Victims of structure fires often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect themselves. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in an apartment fire. 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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