Willimantic, CT (March 22, 2022) – Three people were hospitalized following a two-alarm fire that broke out in Willimantic on Tuesday morning, March 22.
Around 9:00 a.m., fire rescue crews responded to an apartment building on Main Street for the blaze. One victim, an adult male, was hanging out of the window as a dump truck driver approached, just before firefighters arrived, and the driver helped the man escape. A Willimantic Police detective then began rendering aid to the victim.
The victim was later taken to a hospital in Rhode Island via Lifestar Medical Helicopter.
A K9 officer with the Willimantic Police Department, patrolling the area at the time of the fire, charged up the stairs to the third floor and helped rescue two other people.
The other two victims were also brought to a local hospital, though the current conditions of all three victims remain unknown.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and further details have not been provided at this time.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims, their families, and everyone else affected by this fire. We hope for their full recovery.
Injuries Caused By Apartment Fires in Connecticut
Residential fire deaths and burn injuries can occur at any time in almost any situation. Firefighters, electricians, line cooks, and even small children have an increased risk of being severely or fatally injured.
When fires result in burn injuries or death at home, a landlord or contractor could be found negligent for having an outdated electrical system that goes on fire and injures a resident. Even if your burn injury seems trivial, burn victims are extremely vulnerable to serious infections and hospitalizations.
Regardless of whether you sustained first, second, or third-degree burns, you could have injuries serious enough to adversely impact the rest of your life. If you have been injured due to someone’s careless or negligent behavior, speak with a Connecticut personal injury attorney about a personal injury claim. If you wait too long, you might miss your opportunity.
Burn injuries can seriously affect victims and their families. Without warning, you could find yourself facing a protracted and painful recovery. You might be unable to return to work and, without any income, frustrated and stressed about how you are going to pay your hospital bills.
In addition to this, the insurance carrier may deny your claim, or even blame you for the fire. If somebody else was responsible for your burn injuries, you may be entitled to seek economic recovery for your damages.
Willimantic Personal Injury Attorneys
Connecticut personal injury attorney Jonathan Perkins has years of experience helping victims and their families. We know what it takes to get justice, and our attorneys believe you should never pay for another party’s reckless or negligent actions. In fact, you could win a fair, full accident settlement by contacting a Willimantic burn injury lawyer. A successful claim award can cover the losses you’ve sustained as a result of another person’s negligence.
If you’ve suffered injuries in a fire, reach out to our personal injury law firm to schedule a free case evaluation. We are here to help you explore your available legal options at your earliest convenience. Reach out to our Willimantic personal injury firm at 860-590-3036 and learn more about your next steps to ensure a smooth, stress-free recovery.
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