Portland, OR – Firefighter Injured in Fire on Port AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 15, 2022) – A fire incident reported in the Portland area sent one person to a local hospital with injuries. On March 12, a fire broke out inside a storage unit facility located in St Helens during the morning hours.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and immediately secured the area. The structure, which is located in the 700 block of Port Avenue, sustained moderate damage. The fire completely destroyed one of the storage buildings, which had approximately 40 units.
Firefighters worked for several hours to extinguish the fire.
One firefighter was injured as a result of the incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fire Incidents in Oregon
Every year, fires across the United States send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries. In many cases, structures suffer hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Not only do victims often lose the majority, if not all, of their possessions, but they are often left with severe burn injuries that are painful and debilitating.
In many instances, victims are rushed to area hospitals where they undergo emergency medical treatment. Many victims are left with severe injuries that lead to permanent scarring. Muscle and nerve damages are also extremely common after fire incidents, which hinder the ability of victims to perform various tasks, including work.
Although there are many things that we can do to prevent fires through safe practices, there are many cases where fires are caused by defective appliances, faulty electricity, and acts of negligence. When victims are injured in fire incidents, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable premises liability attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help cover the losses they face. In some cases, victims can recover compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face for:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care costs
- Vehicle repairs/replacements
- Lost earnings/benefits
- Pain and suffering
A skilled legal team can review the circumstances surrounding your crash and help you get the justice you deserve.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
The Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping victims recover after being injured. Our team will begin investigating your case immediately to determine the cause of the fire.
We will then use this knowledge to identify all liable parties so you can recover. Our team will put together a solid case on your behalf to demonstrate how and why the fire occurred and that the at-fault party should pay. Our team fights aggressively to ensure our clients are able to recover so they can get the medical care they need and replace lost belongings.
If you have been injured as a result of a fire, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon as soon as possible. Contact our law firm at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.