Savannah, GA (February 20, 2023) – On Monday, February 20, an individual was killed in a fatal house fire that took place in Savannah.
According to Savannah Police, the accident happened in the early morning hours at the intersection of Richard Street and Fell Street. Police confirmed that fire crews were called to the scene where a house caught fire. When they arrived, they discovered that the house was engulfed in flames in one part of the home and worked to quickly bring it under control. They cut into the floor and found an occupant inside the home.
Paramedics and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The occupant inside the home, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet identified them due to the extent of their burns.
The area was completely blocked off for some time following the fire as fire crews worked to bring the scene under control.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this fatal incident.
Fatal Fires in Georgia
House and commercial fires have been happening more than ever before throughout the U.S. Though many fires are incredibly preventable, they continue to occur and cause severe damage to homes and injuries to those involved. In some cases, they even take the lives of those involved. In 2018, statistics showed that there were 2.5 fatalities and 9.8 injuries for every 1,000 fires that took place in the U.S. In Georgia, handfuls of lives are lost due to fatal accidents every year within the state. If you have lost a loved one in a fire, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust as soon as possible.
Facing the aftermath of a fatal fire can be an incredibly difficult thing for you to do. You may be left with questions that you can only answer with the help of a skilled attorney on your side. For instance, what types of evidence are necessary to prove that another party is to blame for the fire that turned your life upside-down? What deadlines do you need to meet if you want to move forward with a successful wrongful death claim? Will your claim be settled, or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a wrongful death attorney for the first time.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal fires. We will make every effort we can to help you successfully move forward with an Atlanta wrongful death claim, as we know that you and your family are going through a difficult time. You may find that you are eligible for some of the following financial damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
- Funeral and burial costs
Please contact a wrongful death attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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