Fort Calhoun, NE – Firefighter Dennis Bender Killed Battling Blaze in Washington County

Fort Calhoun, NE (March 16, 2021) – One man has lost his life as a result of a fire incident in the Fort Calhoun area on Wednesday. On March 10, emergency crews were called to the site of a fire incident.

Reports from authorities show that a brush fire broke out just east of Fort Calhoun in Washington County. 77-year-old Dennis Bender, a firefighter with the Ponce Hills Volunteer Fire Department, responded with his crews to battle the blaze.

For unknown reasons, Bender was fatally injured while battling the blaze. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victim, their family, and everyone affected by this fatal accident.

Fatal Premises Liability in Nebraska

Fort Calhoun, NE – Firefighter Dennis Bender Killed Battling Blaze in Washington CountyEvery year, thousands of people are injured in accidents resulting from the negligent or reckless actions of others. When these accidents take place at the homes and businesses of others, property owners and managers can be held liable for any resulting damages. Property owners are required to maintain safe premises for guests, which means securing any swimming areas, ensuring grounds are safe to travel upon, and implementing adequate safety measures to protect patrons. When children are involved in drowning accidents, homeowners can be held liable in instances where they fail to adequately secure the pool, when they fail to monitor children in the pool, and when they act with negligence regarding measures taken to ensure the safety of guests.

The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents throughout the state of Nebraska are a result of negligence. Although we can be diligent and in control of our actions, there is little we can do to ensure others act in the same responsible manner. Regrettably, these incidents claim the lives of numerous people across our state annually. As if that were not enough, families are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs and other financial burdens resulting from the loss of a loved one. Although there is no amount of compensation that can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, having the resources available after a tragic accident can help families cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. When people lose their lives in accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Nebraska at their earliest convenience.

For nearly three decades, the Nebraska premises liability attorneys at Dyer Law PC have advocated on behalf of victims hurt in accidents caused by the negligent and reckless actions of others. Our team is committed to helping clients by providing aggressive and competent legal representation to ensure they are able to get the justice and compensation they need to move on after being injured. Families deserve responsive and effective legal guidance after being harmed in preventable accidents and we at Dyer Law PC strive to ensure our clients receive only top-quality representation and services every step of the way. Our team at Dyer Law PC negotiates fair and timely settlements for our clients to ensure they are able to get the justice they deserve. Contact our law firm in Omaha at your earliest convenience for more information by calling (402) 393-7529. Schedule a free case evaluation with our knowledgeable legal team to discuss the circumstances surrounding your case.

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