House Fire Kills 3, Hospitalizes 3 on the North Side


House fires can start because of defective products.


Three Dead, 3 Severely Injured After Housefire in San Antonio

According to a report by San Antonio Express-News, three people are dead, and three more were hospitalized following a devastating house fire in San Antonio over the weekend.

Fire officials responded to a call about a house fire at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2023, where the chief said that sounds of people screaming in the background could be heard during the call. Firefighters arrived at a two-story house on the 16600 block of Winding Oak on the North Side of San Antonio to find smoke and flames pouring from the garage and home. Firefighters rescued three adults and three children from the burning house. One adult woman died at the scene, and one other adult and one child died due to smoke inhalation at the hospital. One adult and the two remaining children were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Did You Know?

Cooking is the number 1 cause of house fires in the United States.

Types of Compensation for Fire and Explosion Loses in San Antonio

Normally, house fires in the United States are caused by accidents in the kitchen, smoking indoors, and using appliances incorrectly. When this is the case, homeowners insurance (typically) covers accidental fire damage to the home. However, sometimes the products that are sold to American consumers do not meet the safety standards that those consumers rely on to keep them safe, and these defective products can result in catastrophic house fires that can impact the victims for the rest of their lives. When this is the case, there are several types of compensation that could be awarded to the victims in a personal injury lawsuit, including:

  • Pain and Suffering – Physical injuries are not the only type of injury a person can experience after a house fire or explosion injury caused by a defective product. Survivors of burn injuries and house fires often speak to how emotionally traumatizing the event and injuries were to them, especially if they lost a loved one in the accident.
  • Medical Bills/Lifestyle Changes – The financial impact of hospital stays and edits to the home or vehicle of a burn injury survivor can be extreme, especially if the injury causes lifelong medical needs such as needing a wheelchair, physical disabilities, or brain injuries. Survivors may need help performing daily tasks for months or for the rest of their lives.
  • Punitive Damages – Very rarely, punitive damages can be awarded in rare circumstances where gross negligence on the part of a company is involved with fire and explosion injuries. For example, blocking fire exits with excess inventory leading to injury of employees unable to escape a burning building, may result in punitive damages against the company.

These are just some of the types of damages a fire or explosion injury victim could be entitled to after an accident. The only way to tell for sure what applies in your case is to talk to a personal injury attorney.

Fire and Explosion Attorney Serving San Antonio

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a fire or explosion in San Antonio or the surrounding area, contact the Carabin Shaw law firm today. We can help you as we have helped so many other victims find out what compensation may be available to you for your losses and determine if you have a case. Contact us to find out for free at 800-862-1260, or fill out this form to get started. We look forward to working with you.

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