North Charleston, SC – Update: Michael Steven Davis Dies in Fire on Seminole Way
North Charleston, SC (December 7, 2021) – Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a house fire in North Charleston on Sunday evening, December 5. The incident occurred at a residence on Seminole Way at around 7 p.m.
Firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish a serious blaze. The severity of the fire left emergency responders unable to enter the building to rescue those trapped inside. After gaining access through a window, firefighters were able to discover the body of 56-year-old Michael Steven Davis of Summerville. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Steven Davis at this time.
Fatal House Fires in South Carolina
Every year, approximately 354,000 residential structure fires are reported to fire departments in the United States. Fires, whether they occur in a house or another type of structure, can be extremely dangerous. Structure fires kill an average of 2,620 civilians and injure nearly 11,220 people each year in the United States. Some of the most common injuries are smoke inhalation and third-degree burns.
If you have lost a loved one in a deadly house fire, you need to understand something about wrongful death claims. You need to know who can bring forth a claim in South Carolina and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate. Under the wrongful death statute, a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when the negligence of the defendant — the at-fault party — was the direct cause of the decedent’s death. The claim should be filed by the representative of the decedent and is an attempt to establish negligence on part of the defendant.
North Charleston Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to pursuing claims seeking full compensation for family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. A wrongful death attorney in North Charleston will guide you through the entire legal process, whatever the nature of your claim. We want to help grieving families recover compensation after a deadly accident while making sure that the at-fault party is held accountable for his or her actions.
If you have unfairly lost a loved one due to another’s negligence in a deadly house fire, call a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston today at 678-832-0585.
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