A woman tragically died after a fire broke out at an apartment building in Mound, MN. Her death is Minnesota’s first fire fatality of 2017.
The fire broke out just after 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Grandview Apartments at 5600 Grandview Boulevard. Heavy smoke was pouring from a first-floor unit when fire crews arrived. They found Elizabeth M. Maldonado unresponsive in a bedroom. Lifesaving measures failed to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Because of extensive smoke damage, all other residents of the Grandview were temporarily evacuated and will be readmitted to their units as soon as possible. Fire officials are working to determine the source of the fire.
“When death is avoidable, unnecessary, and premature – when someone caused your loved one to die – it’s so much harder to move on. Seeking justice won’t bring them back, but at least it’s some measure of honor and fairness,” said Fred Pritzker, who recently won $6 million for a family. Fred is the founding attorney of Pritzker Hageman law firm.
Pritzker Hageman has a successful track record with fire and wrongful death lawsuits including a $3 million settlement. You can contact Fred by using this free consultation form or by calling 612-338-0202. There is no obligation.