Virginia Beach, VA (September 3, 2020) – A fire incident sent multiple people to area hospitals in the Virginia Beach area on Wednesday morning. At 1:55 a.m., on September 2, the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire incident at the Americas Best Value Inn hotel located on Northampton Boulevard.
Reports show that a fire broke out at the hotel, which is positioned on Northampton Boulevard near Diamond Springs Road, for unknown reasons. Firefighters were called to the scene and immediately began to battle the blaze. One room at the hotel was fully engulfed when crews arrived. The fire began extending to nearby rooms, filling the area with thick smoke. Within 25-minutes, crews declared the fire under control.
Six people inside the hotel were injured. All six victims were rendered aid at the scene by medical technicians. Four injured victims required further medical assistance. All four injured parties were transported via ambulance to area hospitals where they received emergency medical services.
At this time, firefighters in Virginia Beach are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this fire, their families, and everyone who has been affected.
Fire Incidents in Virginia
Each year, tens of thousands of Americans are negatively impacted by fires. Whether people are victimized in house fires, at their place of employment, or on another person’s property, these incidents can result in the loss of property and overwhelmingly painful injuries. Although numerous fires are caused by negligence, there are some instances where fires are a result of defective appliances, faulty electrical work, and even heating or air conditioning systems.
People who are injured in fires often require immediate medical attention. In addition to severe burns, victims often sustain internal organ damages as a result of smoke inhalation. The impacts of fires and injuries are far-reaching. Many victims are left permanently scarred and have difficulties moving forward, both mentally and physically, after being harmed. In some cases, victims are able to pursue legal options to obtain compensation to help alleviate the impact of lost wages, medical treatment, and other financial burdens they face. Working with a burn injury attorney in Virginia can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed.
Attorney Ron Kramer at Virginia Beach Law Firm is well-versed and skilled at handling even some of the most complex personal injury claims imaginable. With keen attention to detail, our personal injury attorneys in Virginia are able to review your personal injury case and identify all liable parties to pursue. Our team is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our clients and fighting to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries after being harmed. If you have been injured in a fire, contact our Virginia Beach Law Firm at (757) 802-4662 to meet with our team to discuss legal options available to you.
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