Woman Injured In Tinley Park Senior Living Facility Apartment Fire

Woman Injured In Fire at Hanover Place Senior Living Facility Apartment Fire By South Harlem Avenue and 168th Street In Tinley Park

Woman Injured In Tinley Park Senior Living Facility Apartment Fire

TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS (February 17, 2024) – A woman was injured in an apartment fire at the Hanover Place Senior Living Facility in Tinley Park.

Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place on Monday evening. Firefighters were called to the Hanover Place senior living facility after getting reports of a fire.

They were able to rescue one woman who was taken to the Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Few details about the source of the fire have been released at this time.

Though Tinley Park officials believe that the fire started on the first floor of the building.

Liability For Cook County Apartment Fires

Residential fires remain one of the major causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “More than one-quarter (26%) of reported fires in 2015-2019 occurred in homes. Even worse, three-quarters (75%) of civilian fire deaths and almost three-quarters (72%) of all reported injuries were caused by home fires.” There are a number of steps that apartment owners should take in order to avoid apartment fires.

  • Apartment owners should install smoked alarms.
  • Apartment owners should ensure that apartment exits are unobstructed.
  • Apartment owners should perform regular maintenance on all appliances in the building.

Business owners have a legal obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When a property owner has actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition with their property, they must take action to correct the dangerous condition. This includes taking steps to protect renters from the risk of a fire. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any apartment fire.

  • Medical records should be collected.
  • The source of the fire should be determined.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.

The vast majority of residential fires are completely preventable and involve some amount of neglect. Sadly, though, property owners will do everything in their power to deny responsibility if someone is injured in a residential fire. That is why examining evidence is crucial. Evidence will paint a clear picture of what happened regardless of what any person may claim.

Investigating Tinley Park Apartment Fires

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the woman injured in this apartment fire. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other incidents like this.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Tinley Park apartment fire? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.