Detroit Fire Injury Lawyers
When a building or property is not properly maintained or outfitted with the appropriate safety equipment, anyone on the premises could be subjected to an unnecessarily elevated risk of injury. Fires are some of the most destructive hazards that can arise. Once a fire has started it can rapidly spread throughout a building, blocking exits and trapping people inside.
If you have been injured in a fire or have tragically lost a loved one in a fire caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the Detroit fire injury lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 to discuss your legal options.
Old, neglected buildings are a major fire hazard and present a threat to anyone inside or nearby. A building that is not properly inspected or kept up to code could catch fire due to structural and electrical problems. Some of the hazards that can lead to a building fire or prevent it from being contained include:
- Punctured or cracked gas pipe
- Old or malfunctioning electrical systems
- Defective electric or gas powered equipment
- Lack of fire extinguishers on the premises
- Lack of fire sprinkler systems
- Broken or missing fire doors
- Lack of fire alarms
Fires and Premises Liability
Building owners and managers have a responsibility to maintain their properties and address any existing hazards to protect visitors from harm. They must also outfit their buildings with the appropriate fire safety equipment to minimize the risk of injury and damage. When an owner or manager fails to take these precautions and a fire starts, he or she may be held liable for any harm caused by the blaze. Additionally, the victims or their families may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost income, recovery expenses, funeral costs, and pain and suffering.
If you have suffered severe injuries in a building fire, our Detroit premises liability lawyers are prepared to fight on your behalf for the injury compensation that you may deserve. Contact Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 to learn how we can assist you with your case.