Fire Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one was injured in a fire, then you may be able to file a claim against the home or apartment owner for your injuries.
Property owners generally have a responsibility to make sure that their properties are safe for those who may enter. Even if the owners of a building didn’t directly cause the fire that led to your injuries, they may be at least partially responsible if they knew, or should have known, that dangerous conditions existed that led to your injuries. This can also be true if they failed to provide the proper equipment for after the fire had broken out, like fire escapes or extinguishers.
The aftermath of a fire injury, whether it be any one of a variety of different kinds of burns or lung damage from smoke inhalation, can be devastating. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. The fire injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group have helped countless people get their life back together after a devastating injury. We may take on the burden of seeking compensation for your injuries so you can focus on your recovery.
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To learn what Zinda Law Group may do for you, schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. You will not owe us anything unless we are able to win your case.
Who Can Be Held Liable for A Home or Apartment Fire?
In order to be able to seek compensation for your injuries, there must be a responsible party who may be held liable. In the case of a fire in a home or apartment, this will most likely be the property owner. Property owners, especially those who are renting their property to others, are required to maintain certain conditions in their properties. The exact rules that they have to follow vary from location to location, but generally speaking, property owners need to ensure that their buildings are made of the proper materials, have adequate exit options in case of a fire, and are equipped with devices like smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
If the owner of the property failed to meet these conditions, and you ended up sustaining serious injuries in a fire, then the property owner may be held liable. Speaking with an experienced fire injury attorney may give you a better idea of what the regulations are in your area and whether you might be able to move forward in pursuing legal action.
Filing a Claim for Injuries Sustained in A Fire
There are 3 key steps in the claims process:
1. 100% Free Consultation
After a serious accident, speaking with an attorney before doing anything else is advisable. An experienced fire injury attorney may be able to tell you whether your claim is worth pursuing, and work with you on developing a plan for how to move forward. In addition, they may help you avoid doing or saying anything that could damage your claim.
After you have spoken to your attorney, they may begin investigating the specific details of your claim. For a fire injury, this may include researching the building codes of your jurisdiction, looking at your medical records, and interviewing any witnesses or prior tenants.
3. Negotiation & Settlement
Most claims end in a settlement before they make it to a courtroom. At the settlement stage, your lawyer may negotiate with the other party or their insurance on your behalf to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys utilize their experience with similar cases and knowledge of the facts of your case to craft a persuasive argument. In the event that we are unable to negotiate a fair settlement, we may take the case to court and seek a verdict that covers the full extent of your injuries.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
After an injury, it may seem simple to seek compensation for your injuries, especially if the insurance company contacts you directly offering a settlement. However, fire injury cases are almost never that simple. Keep in mind that the property owner or insurance company that you are dealing with wants to pay out as little money to you in damages as possible, and will fight hard to do so. Having an experienced lawyer on your side helps to even the playing field and may prevent you from making any mistakes that harm your own claim or settling for less than the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury from a fire in an apartment or a home, call (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with Zinda Law Group. If we are unable to win your case, you will not owe us anything.
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