Jackson, MS (May 29, 2022) - On Friday, May 27th, a home in the Belhaven community of Jackson was reported as a total loss following a massive fire that also caused injuries to one person.
The house sits at the corner of Olive Street and Pinehurst Street, directly across the road from Belhaven University and just a few doors down from the historic Eudora Welty House.
According to an eyewitness, one person was seen being helped into the back of an ambulance in unknown condition. It is unclear if they were a firefighter or a resident.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Burn Injuries in Mississippi
Thousands of victims sustain serious injuries caused by house fires in Mississippi every year. Most of the victims who endure fire-related injuries will have no choice but to undergo a lengthy hospital visit and will be unable to return to work for weeks or even months. This often has a very serious impact on every area of their lives.
The most common injuries that are caused by house fires include first, second, and third-degree burns and health issues caused by heavy smoke inhalation.
Multiple factors can lead to deaths and injuries caused by house fires. The most common forms of negligence that lead to Mississippi house fires are:
- Code violations by a contractor or subcontractor
- Defective fire suppression tools
- Inferior flame-retardant products
- Faulty smoke alarms
- Outdated electrical wiring.
A reliable Mississippi personal injury lawyer will help you develop a solid claim, make sure you know what your rights are, and ensure that the person responsible is held answerable for their negligence.
When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, or in any other way due to the negligence of another person, it is imperative that you protect your rights.
At Germany Law Firm PLLC, our burn injury lawyers in Mississippi believe in offering excellent legal representation to our clients in order to improve their odds of a successful outcome, and we have a proven track record of helping accident victims obtain full financial compensation to cover their losses following an accident.
Contact our Mississippi personal injury attorneys today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case and learn what our team of lawyers can do for 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.