Atlanta Fires Lawyers
In 2014, fires killed over 3,000 people in the United States. These terrifying, dangerous forces can be started by the tiniest error, such as a lit match tossed to the ground, and cause immense damage. A fire sparked in one person’s backyard can quickly engulf their home in flames, placing everyone within at risk of suffocation and burns. Fires can also aggressively spread past property boundaries, spilling from one building to another, leaping along rows of trees, and ultimately swallowing up square miles of space. Precisely because fires can start so small and swell to unimaginable sizes, property owners in Georgia have a responsibility to take reasonable safety measures to prevent fires.
Victims of fires can endure unspeakably painful, long-lasting injuries. They may have to deal with high medical costs on top of the stress of recovery. However, a victim injured in a fire might be able to secure financial compensation to help offset or cover hospital bills, lost wages, and the cost of emotional suffering. The premises liability attorneys at Ausband & Dumont firmly believe that property owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of people on their premises. This duty includes taking steps to prevent fire-related injuries.
Causes of Fires
Fire can seem like an unstoppable force of nature, but they are often caused by human error. Fires that could have been prevented have inflicted agonizing wounds and even taken the lives of innocent victims. Property owners have a duty to make sure that dangerous fires are unlikely to happen on their premises. Many fires occur simply because these owners ignore commonsense, cost-effective safety measures.
Some common causes of fires include:
- Frayed electrical cords
- Poorly-maintained kitchen equipment
- Exposed wires or circuits
- A lack of proper safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers or fire blankets
- Lit matches, cigarettes, or other flammable materials
It can be difficult for someone to tell whether the negligence of a property owner caused or enabled a fire. Thankfully, premises liability attorneys are equipped with the tools necessary to assess your case.
Fire injuries are a serious matter. If a fire caused by a careless property owner has hurt you or a loved one, you may be able to seek financial restitution. The knowledgeable legal team at Ausband & Dumont can assess the specifics of your situation and advise you about your options. Call us at (404) 812-0051 and start the legal examination of your case.