Fires are common in buildings during winter because of the dry air and strong winds. Property owners have a legal responsibility to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their buildings and should take precautions to protect people in case of a fire, such as by installing sprinklers and clearly marking emergency exits. When property owners fail to do these things, they may be liable if someone was injured because of a fire in their building.
When the property owner fails to mandate certain safety protocols or install basic precautions that could warn of or even prevent a fire, they have shown negligence. Some specific examples are:
According to Stanford Children’s Health, installing both smoke alarms and sprinkler systems can reduce fire-related deaths by 82% and injuries by 46%.
If you sustained injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, Hach & Rose, LLP can help you get justice. Our personal injury attorneys have over 100 combined years of experience dealing with premises liability cases and are prepared to assist with yours. Call us at (212) 779-0057 or reach out to us online.
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