West Orange, NJ – Woman Rescued From House Fire on Valley Way Dies at Hospital
West Orange, NJ (February 21, 2022) – A woman who was rescued by a fire crew from a house fire on Sunday, February 20th in West Orange early died due to smoke inhalation at a local hospital hours later.
A family pet also perished in the fire while the homeowner managed to escape and was hospitalized for smoke inhalation as well.
The fire, which investigators said started in the basement of a residence on Valley Way at about 4:30 a.m. took firefighters two hours to extinguish.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, was found, unresponsive, on the second floor. Emergency responders administered CPR and managed to regain a pulse while en route to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the house has been declared uninhabitable.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Structure Fires in New Jersey
While plenty of lawyers publicize their services for fire-related fatalities, the truth is that not all law firms are capable of successfully handling these difficult cases. Often in these sorts of cases, there is considerable property damage, the medical expenses are outrageous, and the pain, suffering, and other losses are unimaginable.
Fires are often the result of negligent acts on the part of more than one person. The causes of most structure fires are usually associated with human error.
Pinpointing the exact cause of a structure fire, and deciding who should be held accountable for the injuries and losses it caused, is a subject that demands an immediate investigation by the victim’s lawyer.
West Orange Fire Injury Lawyers
Our West Orange personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one.
In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party.
These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in West Orange to get the justice they deserve.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our fire injury lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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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.