Decatur, GA (December 27, 2022) – On December 25, a man and a son were killed in a fatal house fire that took place in a neighborhood in Decatur.
According to DeKalb County officials, the fire broke out in a home on Thompson Circle around 3:15 a.m. When firefighters received the call, they arrived at the scene to find that a home was completely engulfed in flames and smoke. Neighbors approached fire crews and alerted them that two men were still inside the home.
Paramedics and various other responders were called to the scene to assist those in need. Fire crews pulled out the first man from the home, who received smoke inhalation injuries. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but tragically passed away while there. The other man was found dead inside the back of the home due to the fire.
Due to the severity of the fire, a large portion of the area was blocked for some time. Police did not confirm what led up to the fire at this time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims whose lives were lost in this horrific accident.
Fatal Fires in Georgia
Fires break out every single day in Georgia and beyond due to the negligence of others. These incidents can happen in both commercial and residential areas. There are many reasons for house fires such as faulty wiring in homes or defective house equipment. In 2021, it was reported that over 1,353,500 fires broke out throughout the U.S., leading to fatalities in over 3,800 civilians. Losing a loved one in a fatal fire can be a life-altering event that affects every aspect of your everyday life. If you have sustained these major losses, you should speak with a skilled attorney that you can trust.
The loss of a loved one can impact your life in a variety of ways. As you are grieving the sudden loss of a loved one, you may wonder where you can turn. You should not have to worry about how you are going to afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. It is not uncommon to be left with a wide array of questions following a fatal incident as well. You may wonder how you and your family will recover, which is why you should speak with a skilled Atlanta wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you get back on your feet after you have lost somebody you love in an accident. Fires can be unpredictable and happen in the blink of an eye, forever altering your life and the lives of those around you. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, our attorneys are here to help you. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please contact a fatal fire accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have at this time.
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