Baton Rouge, LA – Man Hospitalized After Cable St Home Deliberately Set on Fire
Baton Rouge, LA (July 23, 2021) – One victim sustained injuries in an overnight fire at a home in Baton Rouge. Investigators from the Baton Rouge Fire Department stated that the fire was deliberately set.
Reports show that a 65-year-old male was rescued by firefighters and taken via ambulance to a local hospital after receiving serious burn injuries and inhaling a large volume of smoke. There is no update on his current condition, but fire crews said the man was unresponsive but breathing when he was transported from the scene.
The fire was reported at about 2:15 a.m. in the 26o0 block of Cable Street. Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered that the front porch and front rooms of the home were engulfed in flames, and they found the 65-year-old lying on the floor near the front door.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to the rest of the home or any of the neighboring houses.
Local law enforcement officers stated that evidence found at the home indicates that the source of the fire was arson.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Fire-Related Injuries in Baton Rouge
Thousands of victims suffer from serious injuries caused by house fires every year. Many people who survive burn injuries will have to endure lengthy hospitalizations and, until they have fully healed, will be unable to return to work. Both of these obstacles can negatively affect their lives and the lives of their family. Along with burn injuries, the victims of house fires are also susceptible to respiratory problems arising from massive smoke inhalation and death.
Anytime a person is harmed in an accident because of the negligence of another, it is important that they get reliable legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney in Louisiana right away. Victims normally discover they have a wide variety of legal alternatives available to them as they look for financial recovery.
Residential structure fires account for more than 80% of fire-related injuries and fatalities in the United States. For the decade-long span from 1997 to 2007, an average of 3,000 victims were killed and a further 15,340 people sustained injuries as a result of structure fires each year.
The caring Louisiana injury accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have several decades of experience in helping their clients hold negligent people responsible for their actions. Our attorneys are ready to guide you through this complex legal process and always provide effective and up-to-date legal guidance.
Many different factors can cause injuries and deaths in house fires. like a contractor’s code violations, faulty fire suppression equipment, faulty fire-retardant products, defective smoke detectors, and damaged electrical equipment.
Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys do what it takes to get our clients the maximum amount of financial compensation allowed by law. If you sustained an injury during any kind of accident, contact our personal injury law firm at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222. Schedule a free case examination with a member of our legal team of accident attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible.
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