Young Boy Killed in Illinois Fire

A house is a place where a family lives and grows. It should provide a safe shelter to those who call it home and protect them when needed.

But there are risks with any home, whether it is the home you are living in or merely the home of a friend you are visiting. Cracked or broken steps may cause a fall that can lead to an injury. Water that is too hot to be safe can scald when washing your hands or bathing a child. An icy accumulation on steps can lead to a slip-and-fall accident. All of these situations and more can present a premises liability accident that may lead to injury by a victim or even death in the worst cases.

Though the victims of accidents cannot undue that which happened to them, they may be able to seek relief that can eliminate the financial damage done. Compensation may be available to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and even provide payment for pain and suffering, depending on the facts of the accident and the circumstances surrounding it. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may help you understand your legal options if you have been involved in an accident that left you hurt.

Officials in Bensenville confirmed a tragic fire incident that claimed the life of a four-year-old boy on Wednesday afternoon. The fire took root in a home in the 1500 block of West Devon Avenue at approximately 2:00 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene and spoke with a family member who informed them that a child was still inside the home. The firefighters searched the home as quickly as possible to find the boy but by the time he was discovered, he had already passed away in the fire. Six family members were able to escape the home safely but two dogs were killed in the fire.

Officials are still investigating the fire, including the cause of the initial flame, and trying to determine what factors led to the boy’s tragic death.

If you have been injured in an incident at a friend or loved one’s home, you may be entitled to legal relief for your damages. It may be possible to bring a civil claim against those responsible for the dangerous conditions.

The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. dedicate themselves to the representation of accident victims only; we never represent insurance companies and we fight for the best possible outcome in every case we take. If you have been hurt in an accident, call our legal team toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and let us provide you with a free case consultation. We are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year because we understand that an accident can occur at any time, not just during business hours.

At Abels & Annes, P.C., you never pay a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf. Call us now and let us put our experience to work helping you seek a recovery you deserve.

Prior Blog Entry:

Loose Tire Strikes Vehicle on Expressway, Kills Driver, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published July 24, 2014.


Boy, 4, Dies In Bensenville House Fire, CBS Chicago, published July 24, 2014.


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