Somers, NY (December 29, 2022) – Authorities with the New York State Police were called to a fatal structure fire on Barlow Court in the town of Somers on Monday, December 26th.
Reports show that Richard Jordan, 72, was the only occupant when Somers Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene to put out the fire at Barlow Court. First responders located Jordan at the scene, where he was pronounced deceased.
Although the investigation is ongoing, there is currently no proof of any suspicious behavior. No further details are available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
Our wrongful death attorney in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our Somers wrongful death lawyer today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.
Deadly Residential Fires in New York
A national average of around 2.5 deaths and 9.8 injuries per 1,000 residential fires was reported in 2018, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Throughout New York state, fatalities triggered by residential fires rose by no less than 50% between the years 2016 and 2017. Data also shows that during the same year, a total of 73 civilian fatalities were the consequences of serious residential fires in New York. Tragically, such overwhelming events often leave victims and their loved ones with severe pain and suffering by no fault of their own.
After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again.
Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for families who have lost a loved one in a sudden New York personal injury accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member, particularly if that loss occurred as a result of an accident that was beyond the control of the victim.
We are ready to work to protect your rights and fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve. If you have suffered due to a fatal accident that was caused by another person’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, you must seek out immediate legal guidance. Call our New York wrongful death lawyer at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today.
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