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86-Year-Old Man Rescued from Burning San Jose Home

86-Year-Old Man Rescued from Burning San Jose Home

A recent fire at a home on King Road in San Jose nearly took the life of an 86-year-old man and resulted in the death of his dog. As reported by The San Jose Mercury News, firefighters rescued the elderly man after learning of a fire at 3 a.m. on May 4 but could not save his pet.

Firefighters arrived at the burning house two minutes after being alerted and began to immediately search the home. They quickly found the man in the back bedroom of the home and extricated him from the building. He was taken to a hospital and has been given a good outlook on his healing, and while the emergency crew was able to put out the blaze, the house is uninhabitable due to fire and heavy smoke damage. After searching the home, firefighters found the dog, but it had already passed away.

Investigations have shown that the fire may have started in the kitchen due to an accident, but the cause is currently unknown.

If the fire was due to a defective product, such as a stove or microwave, the elderly man may be able to hold the manufacturers responsible for his injuries. Burns can easily lead to medical complications and long-lasting injuries, especially in an elderly victim who does not have the ability to heal quickly from injuries.

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose burn injury lawyers understand the devastating toll of such injuries and the long road to recovery that often accompanies them. We can assist you in your search for compensation if your accident was caused by another party. For more information, call us today at (800) 900-0863.