IN MIAMI, THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SERVES VICTIMS OF BUILDING FIRES AND INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION
- Injured in a fire caused by the negligence of a property owner?
- Did a fire breakout in a hotel room?
- Was there an explosion that led to a fire?
- Did an electrical short=circuit cause a fire?
- Did a gas explosion cause injury to you or loved-ones?
If so, the personal injury attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm recommend contacting us for a FREE initial consultation to discuss probable grounds for an insurance claim to compensate injuries, damages, or losses experienced after a building fire in Miami-Dade or Broward County.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A BUILDING FIRE ACCIDENT IN MIAMI
With over 1 million fires occurring in the U.S. every year, homeowners, tenants, hotel guests, and even shoppers in a Publix, need to know what to do in the event a fire. The Perazzo Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers always recommend that people stay calm when involved in any accident. Staying calm allows for clear thinking in complex situations.
Places where a fire can break out in Miami:
- Apartment buildings
- Commercial outlets
- Education facilities
- Hospitals and clinics
- Nursing homes
- Office buildings
- Public buildings
- Temples of worship
- Training facilities
- And more…
In the event of a fire in any of the above mentioned buildings or facilities, the property owner or business operator may be held liable for negligence if the premises are found to have been unsafe for residents, employees, customers, visitors, or others. Contact the Perazzo Law Firm now if you or someone you know was injured in a fire.
Apartment Building Fires
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that over 100,000 fires breakout in the U.S every year, with the most common apartment building fires being due to one of the following:
- Negligence in the kitchen while cooking
- Gas heaters and leaks
- Electrical fires from faulty wiring
If there is a fire in an apartment building, it is advisable to report the fire by calling 911, always staying clear of the kitchen, which is where most fires breakout in apartment buildings. Get as low as possible and head towards the nearest exit. Do not open the door if the knob is hot. If unable to exit the apartment, stay where you are and wait for firefighters to arrive. Apartment buildings should have fire alarms that are regularly inspected to make sure they work, as well as working fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, emergency evacuation map, and landlords are obliged to make sure the property they rent has no gas leaks or electrical short-circuits that could cause a fire.
Can a Landlord be held liable for Personal Injuries or Losses from an Apartment fire?
Landlords are bound by law to guarantee safe living conditions for their tenants. This includes:
- Fire exists and evacuation plan
- Fire safety materials such as fire alarms and extinguishers
- Proper emergency lighting
- Safe gas connections and regular inspection/maintenance
- Safe electrical installations
- Carry Fire Insurance to cover injuries, damages, or losses to third party victims if liable for negligence
Over 3,500 hotel and motel fires occur every year across the United States. Smoking is perhaps the number one cause of all hotel fires, but poor maintenance of appliances and electrical installations ranks a close second. Through vicarious liability, hotels are bound by law to be readily equipped and uphold all fire prevention regulation. Thus, a hotel operator may be held liable if negligence is determined to be the cause of the fire which led to injuries and losses suffered by hotel guests. Though most hotel accidents involve slip and fall situations suffered by guests, a fire in a hotel can be extremely traumatic and potentially deadly when there is no fire prevention or safety plan in place in the event of a fire in a hotel.
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm recommends contacting our Miami office for a FREE initial consultation if you, a friend, or relative suffered bodily harm or losses in a hotel fire that could have been prevented by the hotel operator. Our personal injury staff reminds fire accident victims that burns are considered permanent injuries and can have a traumatic, life altering change on the quality of the fire accident victim’s life.
The kitchen is where most fires start, and a restaurant kitchen is always in action. A boiling pot of water, a steak frying on a pan, and an open flame near a greasy dishrag all have the potential to cause a fire in a kitchen. Faulty wiring, inflammable substances, and negligence can also lead to a fire breaking out in a restaurant kitchen. Fortunately, restaurant owners and operators carry fire insurance to cover premises liability lawsuits in the event of injuries suffered by diners and staff members in a fire.
Following a restaurant accident that ends in injury, losses, or wrongful death, the service of a dedicated personal injury lawyer are strongly recommended. Contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE now to find out about a possible insurance claim for compensation to cover losses.
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