Trenton, NJ – Prosecutor’s Office Identifies Brian Wharton as Victim of Summer St Fire

Trenton, NJ – Prosecutor’s Office Identifies Brian Wharton as Victim of Summer St Fire

Trenton, NJ (October 24, 2022) – On Sunday, October 24th, the Trenton Fire Department was requested to a residence in the first block of Summer Street at about 12:00 a.m. for reports of a structure fire with entrapment. 

After extinguishing the fire, rescuers located the body of an adult male on the ground floor. The victim has since been identified as a resident of the home, 57-year-old Brian Wharton, a resident of Trenton.  

The circumstances leading up to the fire and the death are under investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and detectives from the MCPO and TPD. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Brian Wharton, at this time.

Fatal Structure Fires in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ - Prosecutor's Office Identifies Brian Wharton as Victim of Summer St Fire

All civil personal injury claims are governed by a statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for filing. If you fail to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, you will be prohibited from collecting any compensation for your injuries and other damages.

The best way to accurately determine when the statute of limitations for your specific claim runs out is to speak with an experienced New Jersey burn injury lawyer.

In New Jersey, most personal injury claims have to be filed within two years from the day of the cause of action, meaning two years from the day the injury took place. If you lost a family member in a negligence-based fire and you want to file a wrongful death suit, the statute is two years from the day the death occurred.

If, however, at the time that the injury or death took place, you were unaware that it may have been the result of negligence, the discovery rule could allow for the statute to be extended.

Under this exception, the statute does not begin to toll until the day you learn or reasonably should have learned that you had grounds to file a suit.

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after a serious burn injury. Contact the New Jersey burn injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.