Fires and Premises Liability Cases
Fires, although used in homes often to provide warmth and allow for such necessary tasks as cooking, can be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, fires cause millions of dollars in damages and also thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the U.S. In fact, there were 484,500 structure fires in 2011, causing 15,635 injuries and over 2,600 deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Sadly, far too many of these were the fault of a negligent property owner who failed to ensure their properties were adequately protected from fires or that proper safety measures were in place to protect people in the event of a fire. In such situations, the victims of such negligence may be able to pursue legal action to hold the responsible property owner accountable.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a fire because of property owner negligence, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other losses. Call a Nashville premises liability lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation.
Common Causes of Fires
Fires can start for a number of different reasons and even in the most random places. Not only can you suffer an injury from the flames, but also from inhaling dangerous amount of smoke. Some of the most common causes of fires that you, as a tenant, may encounter include the following:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Outlets that don’t work properly
- Natural gas leaks
Fires can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening. Thus, when a property owner fails to take action to prevent this dangers or mitigate the effects of a fire, they should be held accountable for their carelessness.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our team of Nashville premises liability attorneys may be able to help you take action against negligent property owners for upholding fire codes or having adequate safety processes and tools. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us at 615-277-2765.