Fire Leaves 21-Year-Old’s Mom and Twin in Critical Condition
Just days after celebrating Thanksgiving, Fatima Cardenas Mayorga was startled awake at 1:30 A.M. and informed that her childhood home was engulfed in flames. A concerned neighbor saw the scene and immediately called 21-year-old Fatima.
A few hours later, she learned even worse news. Both her mother and her twin brother were severely burned in the fire, and her home was eventually ruled a total loss. Fatima’s mother, 56-year-old Luz Elena Moayorga Sanchez reportedly escaped from the fire first, but then ran back inside to help her 21-year-old son escape.
According to Fatima, her brother and mother are both in very critical condition. Her mother has third-degree burns on 16% of her body, while her brother has third-degree burns on 20% of his body. Doctors expect both individuals to remain hospitalized for at least a few months as they recover. Fatima also shared the unfortunate news that both are currently intubated and heavily sedated, which means they are unable to communicate.
Unfortunately, this tragic accident has left 21-year-old Fatima as the primary breadwinner for her entire family. She shared with journalists how she is concerned about her family’s medical bills and the costs of rebuilding their lives.
What’s a Fire Injury Lawsuit?
Tragically, Fatima’s story parallels so many other stories of fire burn victims who suffer significant losses after a fire accident. Fatima told news reporters that she’s currently looking into her family’s insurance policies for some financial help, but she knows it won’t be enough. She’s also created a GoFundMe account to ask for the public’s support.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or suffered losses in a fire accident, then it’s important for you to know your options when it comes to financial recourse.
Like Fatima, you should investigate whether you have any coverage from an insurance policy. If not, then it might be in your best interests to investigate what caused the fire accident. If someone else’s negligence or carelessness created the fire, then you might be able to seek financial compensation by pursuing a fire injury claim.
If you can prove your claims, then you’ll be able to recover compensation in the form of medical bills, lost wages, the loss of financial support, the costs of future medical bills, and more.
Do You Have Legal Recourse After Your Accident?
Not every fire accident gives rise to a fire injury lawsuit, though. You will only be able to seek out a claim if someone else had a legal obligation to provide for your care, failed to do so, and then that negligence resulted in the fire.
So, how can you tell if you have a case or not? The best way to find out is to speak about your situation with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Here at LV Personal Injury Lawyers, we can help you make an informed decision about whether you should seek out a personal injury claim or not.
Schedule a consultation with our best attorneys now to learn more about how we can help.