New York Fire Injury Lawyer
What To Do If You Were Injured in a New York City Fire
House fires are an extremely dangerous situation for residents. While there
are many different causes for a fire, sometimes the fire or the explosion
can be caused by a defect in the building or in the appliances in a residence.
Other times, a fire can be caused accidentally, but it can be worsened
because the owner of the building did not take the necessary precautions
to minimize injury to the building’s occupants. If you or someone
you love were injured in a fire because of another person’s negligence,
you should speak with a New York fire injury lawyer at Belushin Law Firm
as soon as possible.
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What are my legal options?
Premises liability is the legal term for a type of lawsuit where an injured person claims
that their pain and suffering was caused by negligence on the part of
the owner of the building. In fire situations, landlords and building
owners have legal responsibilities to construct buildings in a manner
that does not unreasonably endanger the habitants of the building. This
includes ensuring that the building satisfies state and local fire codes
by making sure there are enough emergency exits, smoke detectors, and
other fire prevention measures.
If a landlord or building owner fails to take these precautions, he or
she is unreasonably placing the occupants of the building at risk. If
you have been injured because there were inadequate fire safety precautions
in a building, you should speak with a New York premises liability lawyer
about filing a lawsuit.
Fires Caused by Negligence
Fires are generally caused by open flames, malfunctioning appliances and
electronics, or explosions due to gas leaks. Fires can potentially be
caused by the negligence of a property owner, if the owner was negligent
in the installation of gas lines or appliances. However, the negligence
of a property owner can also cause fire and explosion injuries due to
the absence of fire prevention measures.
The injuries that result from fires can be serious, permanent, and life-threatening.
They can include
burn injuries, which result in scarring, disfigurement, organ damage, and
Fires also cause smoke inhalation, which is marked by coughing and vomiting,
and can cause lung damage and burns to the mouth and throat. In dangerous
fires, flame and smoke inhalation can result in death of the fire victims.
In these cases, the family of the deceased may be able to bring a wrongful
death claim against the property owner to compensate for the loss of their
family member. If you or someone you love was injured in a structure fire,
you should call a New York fire attorney who can represent you in your
premises liability claim.
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