Nashville Fire Attorneys
According to the United States Fire Administration, there were nearly 447,000 residential and non-residential structure fires across the nation in 2010. These fires led to more than 14,000 injuries, 2,500 fatalities, and over $9 billion in property damage. While there are a number of different ways buildings can catch fire, it is critically important that a property owner takes all appropriate precautions to prevent these blazes or to limit the threat when they break out. If the failure to do so results in injury to guests, a premises liability lawsuit may be in order.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in a fire that occurred on another party’s property, legal action may be appropriate. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the Nashville fire lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation.
Factors Exhibiting Property Owner Negligence
Fundamentally, property owners must ensure that there are no circumstances present in their structure which create an unreasonably increased risk of a fire. But safety codes also require that they have adequate warning mechanisms in the event that a fire breaks out. The following are some representative factors in a fire that may indicate a property owner is likely to be found at fault:
- Not installing or inspecting fire alarms
- Not installing sprinkler system (in commercial buildings)
- Damaged wiring
- Violation of pertinent fire and building codes
Treatment for fire-related health concerns such as burns or smoke inhalation can be very costly and it is an expense that you should not have to bear if you have been hurt due to the negligence of a property owner.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our Nashville fire attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients to seek the financial compensation that they need when they have been hurt in a fire that was facilitated by a property owner’s negligence. A successful civil lawsuit can help to secure financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact us by calling 615-277-2765 today.