One person died, and two others were injured, including a firefighter, after a fire broke out at a Far North Dallas home early Wednesday morning, February 9, 2022.
Dallas Fire-Rescue was called at about 6:50 a.m. to the one-story house in the 7900 block of Briaridge Road, near Coit Road, where thick black smoke and heavy fire were coming from home, spokesman Jason Evans said.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said a woman in the house died in the fire but has not released details on her identity.
A firefighter and another person were taken to a hospital, Evans said. He said the firefighter suffered minor smoke inhalation and that the person sustained burns.
Crews were continuing to battle the blaze about 8:30 a.m.
Fatal Burn Injury Statistics
The physical pain and suffering resulting from burn injuries and fire damage can be excruciating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fire and burn injuries cost the US health care system an estimated $7.5 billion annually. Homes and burn injuries are the third most common cause of death in this country.
According to estimates, a total of 1.4 million fires will be extinguished by local fire departments across the United States by 2020. More than 15,000 people were injured, and 3,500 died as a result of the fires. The estimated cost of property damage is $21.9 billion.
In the United States, a fire department is expected to respond to a call every 23 seconds by the year 2020, according to one estimate. Three people are killed and three others injured in a house fire every 89 seconds.
Dallas County Burn Injury Lawyer for Victims of Fatal Fire Accidents
When a person or a loved one suffers a burn injury, their lives are forever altered. There will almost certainly be a large medical bill for burn victims who need extensive treatment like hospitalization, surgery, and/or skin grafting. If you’re unlucky, your earning potential may be reduced, and you may also experience physical or emotional discomfort.
In order to protect yourself and the people you care about, you must take precautionary measures. No matter what your insurance company and its representatives claim, you will not receive any compensation for your suffering. For the rest of your lives, medical care and compensation will not be a reliable source of income for you and your family.
Someone else’s negligence or inaction must have caused your burn injuries in order for you to file a personal injury lawsuit. A person’s own carelessness can result in burn injuries.
Our Dallas County burn injury lawyers at Arash Law Texas are dedicated to providing the individualized attention and steadfast representation that burn injury victims deserve.
An attorney from our firm can offer a free consultation at (888) 398-4017 to anyone who has been hurt in a fire, explosion, or blowout. If we don’t win, we don’t have to worry about paying any fees.