Woman Dies at Retirement Community in East Georgia Following a Catastrophic Fire


June 16, 2015

Property accidents that involve large living structures, such as apartments, condominiums and retirement communities have the potential to affect hundreds of peoples' lives. In such large residential complexes, fires can occur for any reason at any given time. For example, if a fire starts in the kitchen of a retirement home, the other side of the building may not even be aware of the fire until it has completely spread. When this occurs, it is not always easy to evacuate each and every resident and employee in time before the engulfs the entire building.

A Georgia woman lost her life this week when an East Georgia retirement home caught fire and nearly destroyed the entire complex, according to The Telegraph. The fire alarms reportedly went off shortly after 3:00 a.m. on June 3, 2015. Most of the residents were evacuated, but one woman tragically did not survive, and likely lost her life due to smoke inhalation. Another resident was trapped in the building, but was fortunately rescued. The cause of the fire is not yet known and the investigation is ongoing.

How a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

When it comes to any fire, there are numerous questions that may go unanswered for days, weeks, months, or even years, in some circumstances. Given that the fire discussed above just occurred, it might be too early to establish affirmatively how the fire was started, and if anyone is to blame for causing the fire. Regardless of who or what is responsible, if you have suffered injuries resulting from a fire and you believe another person or party is at fault, you deserve to have your questions answered as thoroughly as possible by a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and help you to take the necessary steps to protect your legal rights.

At Montlick & Associates, contact our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation if you have sustained in injuries in a fire accident.  Our attorneys fight hard to help our clients get the compensation the deserve.  Call us today to learn about your legal rights, and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights. 

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