Amory, MS (January 20, 2022) - A structure fire in the Amory area left one person dead on Thursday morning, January 19. The deadly blaze took place at a residence located at the 800 block of Front Street S. at around 3:35 a.m.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a home that was engulfed in flames. One person was reportedly inside the residence at the time of the fire. The man reportedly died of smoke inhalation.
The deceased party was later identified as 60-year-old Phillip McDonald. He lived alone in the home. No further information has been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly fire is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Phillip McDonald at this time.
Deadly House Fires in Mississippi
Around 354,000 residential structure fires are reported to fire departments across the United States each year. Fires can be extremely dangerous, whether they occur in a house or another structure. Smoke inhalation and third-degree burns are possible injuries for a victim. Every year in the United States, structure fires kill an average of 2,620 people and injure 11,220 others.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. The recovery process starts by filing a wrongful death claim for due compensation. A wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified team of Amory personal injury lawyers on your side.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Amory
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Mississippi wrongful death lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation, and you need to be sure that your attorney has the right experience. Germany Law Firm PLLC knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one, but our firm is more than aware of how expenses can quickly pile up following a wrongful death.
If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call an auto accident lawyer in Amory at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can help.
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