Bethesda House Fire Causes Fatality and Hospitalizes AnotherSeptember 11, 2017
A house fire in Bethesda, Maryland caused a fatality for one man and hospitalized another occupant of the home. On Sunday afternoon, around 4:30 pm, firefighters responded to the fire after witnessing smoke coming from all three levels of the home. The 31-year-old man, who escaped from the house, informed the respondents that his friend was still in the building. Once they discovered the man, he had succumbed to his fatal injuries while the man who escaped received treatment at an area hospital. It is unknown how the fire started, and if smoke inhalation or other personal injuries caused the fatality.
House fires may start from a cigarette that has not been properly extinguished or faulty wiring that sparks, causing a blaze to begin. Common injuries may include smoke inhalation or other forms of physical trauma like broken bones from falling debris. Survivors of a fire may experience emotional distress in the aftermath, be displaced from their homes, or lose income due to debilitating injuries.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a residential fire, contact our Maryland personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. To schedule a free consultation, call 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent victims of house fires in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.