East Carbon, UT (March 28, 2021) – An 11-year-old girl died in a house fire in East Carbon on Sunday, March 28th.
Officials reported that the fire broke out in the 400 block of Carson Avenue at about 2:10 a.m. Emergency response crews arrived to find the house already engulfed in flames. They were then notified that a child was possibly trapped inside. After gaining entry into the home, the child was located and removed.
She was transported via ambulance to a local trauma center but passed away a short while later.
Firefighters were unable to confirm if the girl was alone.
The cause of the fire has not been determined and the State Fire Marshall is currently investigating the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Residential structure fires account for more than 80% of fire-related deaths and injuries in the United States. For the ten-year span from 1997 to 2007, an average of 3,000 victims were killed and an additional 15,340 people sustained injuries as a result of structure fires each year.
Myriad factors can cause deaths and injuries in house fires. such as a contractor’s code violations, faulty fire suppression equipment, faulty fire-retardant products, defective smoke detectors, and damaged electrical equipment.
Utah law permits victims to file a claim of wrongful death or personal injury and qualifies them for financial compensation for any deaths or fire-related injuries that were caused by a faulty product or the malfeasance or negligence of another person.
When victims pass away from injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless, negligent, or careless drivers, their families may be entitled to compensation. Filing a legal claim with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one.
The Utah car accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable collisions. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area.
Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward.
If your loved one lost their lives in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.
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