Local fire departments respond to over tens of thousands of calls each year. Fires typically happen due to someone’s negligence. Fires can have several causes. Fires occur in all types of structures ranging from apartment buildings, hotels, public gatherings/events, and residential homes, to name a few.
Landlords (and often their property managers) must take reasonable measures to protect entrants from fire hazards. Buildings and their landlords are required to adhere to fire code which has some of the most rigorous state and local laws requirements for inspection, prevention, detection, early suppression, and evacuation.
And the landlord/manager can still be responsible even if he/she did not cause or originate the fire. For instance, even if a third party caused a fire (i.e., by failing to fully extinguish a lit cigarette), the landlord can still be held liable for negligence or code failures (i.e., failure to check smoke alarm batteries and fire extinguishers) resulting in burn injury.
Our Experienced Fire Attorney Protects the Rights of Victims and Their Families
Real Injury Attorney protects the rights of injured victims and their families in these cases. The victim of a structure fire needs someone to address their case with speed, which may include inspecting evidence before it is destroyed and working through or with various state and local entities like local law enforcement, the fire department, and the building department.
Real Injury attorney has in-depth knowledge and experience with fire code. It also has fire experts on standby who perform various services, including site inspections, fire-origination analysis, and analysis of any accelerants that may have contributed to the blaze (i.e., landlord left propane tanks in a storage closet or flammable paint cans on the porch).
We Get Compensation for Fire Victims
Fire injuries are some of the most painful and permanent injuries that a person can experience. Immediate post-trauma care in the burn unit is overwhelmingly painful and frightening. Burned tissue can also leave prominent scarring, easily irritated and itchy. Aside from physical injuries, burn victims often have a difficult time recovering from a mental standpoint from the trauma of the fire and low self-esteem left from the disfigurement and scarring.
We fight to get you the compensation you need to recover, including past medical bills and bills for any medical bills you are likely to incur for future procedures (i.e., wound care, scar revision surgery). Most importantly, we fight to get you the compensation you need for pain, suffering, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact Real Injury Attorney, the Law Office of Daniel M. Ryan
Fires causes serious injuries. A landlord cannot have a “slumlord mentality” and value money over tenant safety by cutting costs or having shoddy fire prevention or premises-management practices. Such practices may also subject the landlord to punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and ensure no one else gets similarly burned again.
As a victim, you also need an attorney to discover all available insurance sources to pay out and compensate you for such serious injuries. Contact Real Injury and Daniel M. Ryan today for your free consultation.