Biloxi, MS (November 11, 2021) - On Tuesday, November 9, a 4-year-old girl was killed following a fire at an apartment complex in Biloxi. The blaze was reported at the Elmwood Apartments on Lawrence Road near Pass Road.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene in response to an emergency. The girl was in the presence of two adults when she sustained injuries in the fire. She was taken to a nearby hospital for the treatment of critical injuries.
Despite life-saving measures by medical personnel, the young girl was pronounced dead. The identity of the minor has been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Apartment Fires in Mississippi
Victims of serious fires are at risk of serious injury and even death. More than 75% of civilian fire-related deaths involve residential structure fires. Every year, more than 358,500 homes are destroyed by fire. These blazes contribute to over 3,000 deaths on average. A small flame can erupt into a massive inferno in less than 30 seconds. The leading causes of house fires are cooking, heating equipment, and electrical failure. Fire departments across the country receive over 300,000 structural fire reports each year.
It's natural for surviving family members to seek justice when a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence. The process of recovery begins with the filing of a wrongful death claim for just recompense. A wrongful death lawsuit could help them get the money they need to pay for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, emotional anguish, and other expenses related to the tragic accident. Because wrongful death lawsuits are complicated, with strict statutes of limitations and eligibility requirements, it is beneficial to have the assistance of an experienced team of Biloxi personal injury attorneys on your side.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Biloxi
When a loved one is killed in an accident that should never have happened, you should contact a Biloxi wrongful death lawyer right away to discuss your legal options and ensure that your lawyer has the necessary experience. The Germany Law Firm PLLC understands that no amount of money can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, but we also understand how quickly wrongful death costs can mount.
If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, contact a Biloxi personal injury lawyer at (601) 487-0555 to see how we can assist you.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.