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Watauga — Resident Dies After House Fire on Old Mill Circle

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 8:12 am by Williams Hart   

At around 1 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020, one person was killed in a house fire that occurred in Watauga, Texas.

According to initial reports, fire crews responded to a house fire that occurred in the 6500 block of Old Mill Circle. Two residents were able to escape from the house, and they were not injured. However, one resident was trapped inside and was killed.

The fire appears to have started in the living room.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified victim. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Hillsboro — Elderly Woman Killed in House Fire on Park Drive

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 10:01 pm by Williams Hart   

Just before 1:30 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020, an elderly woman was killed in a house fire that occurred in Hillsboro, Texas.

According to initial reports, a fire broke out in a house located in the 425 block of Park Drive. The fire quickly spread to a second home. Five adults and a child were able to escape safely while an elderly woman was trapped inside. Because of the fact that the structure was collapsing, crews were not able to make an effective rescue.

The woman’s body was recovered at around 3 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified woman. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Deanville — 1 Person Dead, 3 Burned in Fire at Chesapeake Energy Oil Well

Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 3:51 pm by Williams Hart   

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, one person was killed and three others were injured in a fire that occurred in Burleson County, Texas.

According to initial reports, Burleson County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called out to a blow out at a Chesapeake Energy well off County Road 127 and FM 60, just a couple of miles southeast of Deanville.

A contractor on the site was killed, and the three injured workers were transported by helicopter to medical facilities in Houston and Austin.

The cause of the blowout remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires in industrial or manufacturing properties are common occurrences in the United States as well. In fact, between 2011 and 2015, municipal fire departments in the U.S. reported that an estimated average of 37,910 fires at industrial or manufacturing properties happens each year, with annual losses from these fires estimated at 16 civilian deaths, 273 civilian injuries, and $1.2 billion in direct property damage. Furthermore, structure fires accounted for 20% of the fires, 49% of civilian deaths, 80% of civilian injuries, and 67% of direct property damage.

Moreover, workplace accidents are relatively common in the United States. According to statistics, 5,147 workers were killed on the job in 2017 in the country (3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers). This can be interpreted as more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.

In addition to this, there were 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in the calendar year 2017, with 971 from that number (or 20.7%) being in construction. In other words, one in five worker deaths in 2017 was in construction. The leading causes of private sector deaths in the construction industry — which are referred to as the “Fatal Four” — are falls, struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for about 59.9% of the construction worker deaths in 2017.

Workplace accidents are undeniably terrible for the victims and their respective families. That is why, if you are a victim of a workplace accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Workplace accident lawyers are always present, and they will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


UPDATE: 2 People Killed, Several Homes Damaged after Massive Explosion in Northwest Houston

Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 9:33 am by Williams Hart   

 

UPDATE: The explosion left 2 people dead, whose identities have not been released.

Authorities are reporting that around 4:20AM Friday, January 24th, a massive explosion occurred at Watson Valve Services at 4525 Gessner Road, a service provider to energy related, power utility, pipeline, chemical, fertilizer, and mining industries. No OSHA violations were found during the business’s most recent inspection in 2015.

 

The business is located about half a mile away from homes on Rockcrest Road and Stanford Court. Nearly every house in the area sustained extensive damage, including blown-out windows and collapsed roofs.

An area resident woke up to the roof falling on her. “The whole house is ruined…the whole ceiling crashed down on all of us. We were all trapped in there and a nice family came and helped us out. It’s trashed. It’s just trashed.”

Officials stated that one person was transported to a hospital and an employee is unaccounted for. The employee’s family is on the scene, however crews must work to contain a polypropylene leak from the explosion and assess the damage before they can focus on searching for the missing person. 

Polypropylene is a high-performance, lightweight durable plastic used in automotive, appliance and packaging and labeling. Houston Police Chief Art Avecedo expects the gas to dissipate quickly, however he urges people to avoid the area for now. Short-term exposure in high concentration to polypropylene will decrease your oxygen and can lead to headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, lightheadedness and fainting.

 

 

Our thoughts are with all who were affected by the blast. We wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured and suffered damages to their homes. 

Workplace explosions are an unfortunate possibility for workers in many industries. Plant, refinery, oilfield, oil rig, and pipeline workers are especially vulnerable to accidental explosions in their very dangerous work environments. It is the responsibility of site managers and supervisors to make every effort to prevent these accidents from happening, but unfortunately, explosions do occur and workers may suffer serious, catastrophic injuries or even death as a result.

If you have been hurt in an explosion or if your home has been damaged, you do not have to deal with the aftermath alone. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, and costly home repairs are often too difficult for people to deal with while they should be recovering following a serious accident. That’s why you should call Williams Hart immediately following a serious accident to make sure that you have a compassionate, experienced Houston explosion accident attorney on your side to help you protect your livelihood and the well-being of your family. 

Fill out a contact form or call us at (713) 352-7071 to schedule a free consultation today.

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Gatesville — 10-Year-Old Girl Dies After House Fire on Oak Lane Drive

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 9:18 pm by Williams Hart   

On the late evening of Sunday, December 22, 2019, a young girl was killed in a fire accident that occurred in Gatesville, Texas.

According to initial reports, the fire was reported just before midnight in the 100 block of Oak Lane, near Golf Course Road. Cheyenne Harrington, 10, was trapped in her room by the fire, but she was able to be pulled out.

The girl was then taken to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple where she was later pronounced dead.

The fire accident still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Cheyenne Harrington. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Port Neches — 3 Workers Injured, Several Homes Damaged After Plant Explosion

Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 8:20 pm by Williams Hart   

Three workers were injured and several homes were damaged after a plant explosion occurred in Port Neches, Texas during the early hours of Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

According to initial reports, a blast occurred just after 1 a.m. at the TPC Group refinery, and it ignited the blaze, which moved rapidly throughout the plant. The fire was still raging in the afternoon, with an explosion heard at about 2 p.m. The explosion blew out windows on homes several miles away.

Neighbors within a half-mile of the plant were evacuated following the initial explosion, but after the afternoon explosion, the entire populations of Port Neches and the neighboring city of Groves were ordered to evacuate.

Three workers at the site were injured. One of them was airlifted to Houston with serious burns while the second worker was treated for a broken arm and the third had unspecified injuries.

All three injured workers had been treated and released.

The accident still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear about the explosion in Port Neches. Alas, this is not the first time that an industrial fire accident occurred. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires in industrial or manufacturing properties are common occurrences in the United States as well. In fact, between 2011 and 2015, municipal fire departments in the U.S. reported that an estimated average of 37,910 fires at industrial or manufacturing properties happens each year, with annual losses from these fires estimated at 16 civilian deaths, 273 civilian injuries, and $1.2 billion in direct property damage. Furthermore, structure fires accounted for 20% of the fires, 49% of civilian deaths, 80% of civilian injuries, and 67% of direct property damage.

Electrical distribution and lighting equipment is said to be the leading cause of structure fires in industrial properties, accounting for about 24% of the total. Meanwhile, heating is the leading cause of structure fires in manufacturing, accounting for 15% of the total.

Fires, especially in industrial or manufacturing properties, can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Midland, TX — Employee Critically Injured in Fire at Texas Oilfield Site

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 12:48 pm by Williams Hart   

Officials are reporting that on Thursday, November 21st, one person sustained serious injuries in an explosion and fire that occurred at Oasis Transportation and Marketing Corp., an oilfield operations distributor located in Midland, TX. Several storage tanks and a hot oiler truck were engulfed in flames. 

29-year-old Esteban Sanchez was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital in critical condition. No details have been provided on the nature of his injuries. 

Businesses and homes within a half-mile of the fire were evacuated. The Commission on Environmental Quality are monitoring air quality in the region to detect potentially hazardous chemicals, coordinate any clean up needed, and will investigate whether any regulatory violations occurred in connection with the fire.

 

 

While the oil and natural gas industries in Texas do provide workers with steady and well-paying employment, there is significant risk involved in the day-to-day working conditions of work sites. In fact, from 2008 through 2017, 1,566 workers perished trying to extra oil and gas in America (texastribune.org). Further, the number of work-related fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industry increased by 27.6% from 2003-2013. 

Causes of Oilfield Accidents

  • Inclement weather
  • Long shifts
  • Heavy machinery
  • Equipment failure
  • Fires and explosions
  • Failure to follow safety protocols
  • Careless or reckless behavior by workers
  • Poor communication on the rig

Types of Accidents

  • Explosions
  • Drilling/Fracking blowouts
  • Burns
  • Exposure to Toxins
  • Defective Machinery
  • Falls

What Should You Do After an Accident? 

Your first priority in an oil field accident is to seek medical attention. This is important for your health as well as creating a record for a possible claim. You also may be required to formally report the incident to your employer.

After the situation stabilizes, it is important to discuss your situation with a lawyer without delay because you need to decide very quickly whether it is in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim.

Not all employers in Texas carry workers’ compensation insurance. Moreover, other entities such as subcontractors or manufacturers may share liability for an oil field accident. An oil field lawyer can assist you in sorting out which avenue or avenues that you can legally pursue for compensation.

How We Can Help

Because of the large corporate interests involved and the challenges of pursuing claims for oilfield accidents, it is vital to hire a legal team with specific experience helping people hold these powerful companies accountable for the harm they cause. We have successfully fought for our clients against large corporations responsible for preventable oilfield accident injuries. 

Our team has prevailed in legal action against massive corporations who have routinely put profits over the health and safety of individuals like you, and we can do the same for you. We have the resources, skills, and experience necessary to take on these corporate interests and their aggressive defense teams, and we won’t rest until we get justice for you. 

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San Antonio — Dog Found Dead in House Fire on Player Street

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 7:46 pm by Williams Hart   

At around 12:15 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019, a house fire occurred in San Antonio, Texas, and it claimed the life of one dog.

According to initial reports, at least 30 San Antonio Fire Department units responded to a report of a fire that occurred in the 13700 block of Player Street. Fire officials said the flames started in the garage, but quickly spread, fully engulfing the home. A neighboring home that shares a breezeway with the flaming house was also damaged.

The first home was deemed a total loss, and about one-third of the second home was burned.

No injuries were reported, but firefighters found a medium-sized dog who died in the fire.

The fire accident still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the house in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Firefighter Injured While Battling Home Fire on Gaston Street

Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 8:12 pm by Williams Hart   

At around 8:30 p.m on Thursday, November 7, 2019, a firefighter was injured while fighting a fire at a home in Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, the fire was reported at a house on Gaston Street, near Washington Street. Several fire departments were dispatched to the scene of the blaze. A firefighter with the Aldine Fire and Rescue suffered a dislocated shoulder. The firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No one who lives at the home was injured.

Investigators said it appears an electrical issue in the attic is to blame for the blaze.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unidentified firefighter. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — 2-Alarm Fire Destroys Several Units at Apartment Complex on Ella Boulevard

Posted on Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 7:16 pm by Williams Hart   

At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019, flames ripped through an apartment complex in north Harris County, Texas.

According to initial reports, firefighters responded to a report of a fire at an apartment complex on Ella Boulevard, near Clear Valley Drive. Once at the scene, they discovered four top-floor apartment units on fire. The fire later spread to at least 12 units. It took firefighters between 45 minutes and an hour to reduce the flames.

The fire displaced at least 24 people living in the apartment complex. No one suffered injuries.

At around 7 a.m., investigators cleared the scene. Officials ruled the early morning blaze accidental and attributed it to unattended cooking.

It is great to hear that no one was injured in this fire accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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