Fires in Apartments or Hotels Injury Lawyer
You have every right to feel safe in your home, apartment or when staying in a hotel. In fact, commercial buildings, like apartment buildings and hotels, have to maintain certain safety standards that meet local and state fire codes. Many people may not be aware that apartment buildings are at a higher risk for fire than single-family homes, due to more sources of possible ignition being present.
A report from the US Fire Administration (USFA) revealed that multi-family residential building fires cause 405 deaths each year and over 3,975 serious injuries. Another report reveals hotel and motel fires cause 15 deaths and 100 injuries annually. Moreover, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that almost 85% of all residential building fires stem from these causes:
- Arson or children
- Cooking accidents
- Electrical malfunctions
- Heating malfunctions
- Smoking accidents
Combined, heating and electrical malfunctions account for a quarter of all residential structure fires, and these can be maintenance issues, relating to a property owner or manager’s responsibility.
Henry County Premises Liability Negligence Claims
Fire is a lifeless, remorseless entity that consumes everything in its path. Besides loss of your home and possessions, fire can cause catastrophic injuries that require lengthy and costly medical treatments. Recovery from injuries caused by fires in apartments or hotels can take years. Henry County personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr can represent your interests if you or a loved one were injured in an apartment or hotel fire.
If you suspect negligence on the part of the property owner or manager is the cause of an apartment or hotel fire in which you or a loved one suffered an injury, contact the Law Office of Darrell T. Farr in Stockbridge, GA. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries through a premises liability lawsuit.