Bradenton, FL (July 16, 2021) – An apartment fire in the Bradenton area resulted in a confirmed fatality on Thursday, July 15.
The fire broke out early that morning near the time of 1:30 a.m. Officials from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office were en route to another call when they heard screams coming from a burning structure. The blaze was located at a quadplex located at the 4300 block of 9th Street E.
When emergency responders arrived, they discovered that a young boy was trapped inside. Firefighters ran inside the structure but were unable to locate the 11-month-year-old because the building had become enveloped in flames, caving the roof. A family member reportedly tried to get back into the building after the family was evacuated but suffered serious burns in the process.
No further information on the deadly incident has been provided at this time. An investigation into the cause of the fatal fire is being managed by local officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Apartment Fires in Tampa
On average, more than 350,000 residential building fires are reported to fire departments across the United States each year. These fires are responsible for about 2,000 civilian deaths in the United States each year, as well as 11,000 civilian injuries. Residential fires account for almost 72.2% of civilian fire deaths.
Those related to the victim of a fatal apartment fire often suffer a range of losses as a result of the accident, and they may be able to recover lost damages by submitting a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer. The sadness and anguish of losing a family member as a consequence of someone else’s negligence may be heartbreaking, and it can lead to unexpected expenditures for those close to the victim.
In a wrongful death case in Tampa, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from individuals responsible for the person’s death in order to recover damages by making the at-fault party responsible for their role in the tragedy.
While no amount of money can replace a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida may be able to help families deal with the financial repercussions of their loss, and this restitution should be provided by the responsible party’s insurance company.
Rebein Law understands the anguish and suffering that families go through when a loved one is killed as a consequence of someone else’s actions, and we want to help you make a full recovery as soon as possible. Following the loss of a loved one, our legal team is dedicated to guaranteeing that each of our clients obtains the compensation they are entitled to, which begins with the submission of a wrongful death claim.
Call attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right now to learn more about what our Tampa personal injury lawyers can do for you.
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