Paterson, NJ – One Killed in Deadly House Fire on 17th Ave

Car Accidents,Injury • June 5, 2020

Paterson, NJ (June 5, 2020) – A house fire on Tuesday, June 2nd, in Paterson left at least one person dead. The blaze reportedly took place at the 276 block of 17th Avenue. Emergency units responded to the scene of a second-alarm fire at around 2:28 p.m. 

Five people were displaced due to the fire. One person was killed, but their identity has not been revealed at this time. The cause of the incident is not known. 

Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the fire. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly House Fires in New Jersey

Paterson, NJ - One Killed in Deadly House Fire on 17th AveOn average, there are 354,400 structure fires reported each year across the country. These incidents result in nearly 2,620 civilian deaths. Another 11,220 people are injured in structure fires annually. 

If you have lost a loved one in New Jersey, the first thing that you should understand is who can bring forth a claim in our state — and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate. Under New Jersey’s wrongful death statute, a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when the negligence of the defendant — the at-fault party — was the direct cause of the decedent’s death. A wrongful death claim is filed by the representative of the decedent and attempts to establish the defendant’s negligence. 

At Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing claims seeking full compensation for family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys will guide you through the entire legal process, whatever the nature of your claim. If you’ve unfairly lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, give us a call today at (201) 997- 0030. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.