A three alarm fire ripped through a building in the Parkridge Place Apartments on Tuesday night leaving one person with minor injuries. The fire was reported at approximately 10:10 p.m. Tuesday night. Flames engulfed the three-story building in the 7300 block of Parkridge Boulevard. It took 40 firefighters and five fire department supervisors to bring the blaze under control.
While the injuries of one resident were reported, officials say that the injuries were not serious enough to require hospitalization. Currently there has been no information released about how the fire might have started or about the amount of damages or the total number of residents who were displaced.
Fires can cause serious destruction and can cause loss of property as well as jobs and livelihoods. Fires can cause personal injuries such as burns or even cause death. Recovery after a fire, whether at a home or a business can be both devastating and time consuming. Fires can happen for any number of reasons such as:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Defective appliances or equipment
- Chemical reactions from solvents and cleaners
- A natural gas leak
- Flammable objects such as clothing or other combustibles too close to heat sources.
- Negligence with flames, lighters or cigarettes
When dealing with the aftermath of a fire, you may need to find another place for you and your family to live, or you might be off the job for a period of time. If you have been injured, it can take even longer. In the case of severe burns that are a result of a structure fire, those injuries can take weeks, months or even years to completely heal. Rehabilitation and physical therapy as well as constructive surgery may also be needed before there is a complete recovery from your injuries. The expenses surrounding such care can add up and become overwhelming very quickly.
Insurance companies and their attorneys will want you settle your claim quickly and in ways that are most advantageous to their clients. You need to have a Dallas attorney who is experienced in injury law in the Texas courts behind you. You will need a legal professional to look after your best interests, and is someone who has successfully represented clients getting them the compensation they deserve.
If you have suffered in a fire, before you sign anything or accept any kind of settlement give our offices a call. We will match you with one of our experienced lawyers. They will take the time to listen to the details of your specific case and will outline ways for you to get the most in terms of financial compensation for any injuries, damages, pain and suffering or even wrongful death due to a fire. You deserve to be justly compensated for your losses. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is confidential, free and without obligation.