Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a house fire? Call our Dallas attorneys today at 1-877-405-4313.
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to evaluate the facts of your case, determine your family’s options moving forward, and can even help pursue your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.
A house fire can be a traumatic event on many fronts. You’re without a place to live, your documents and possessions may have been destroyed, and in the most-tragic cases, a loved one may have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed.
Burn injuries are often traumatic, and can lead to disfiguring scars and permanent disability. Additionally, the trauma of having survived a house fire can be emotionally harrowing and leave you with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that may take years of therapy to overcome. If a defective product or someone else’s negligence resulted in a house fire, you have every right to seek compensation or speak with an attorney about your legal options.
Injuries and deaths caused by structure fires are often reliant on a thorough investigation and evidence. The problem for victims is that official investigators are usually only looking for the source of the fire; not determining who may have been liable.
The good news is that a personal injury or wrongful death law firm (like Rasansky Law Firm) can look into the facts of your case, investigate your claims and/or suspicions, and help your family determine their legal options moving forward. We do this at no out of pocket cost, and will never charge a penny for our services unless and until we win your case and recover compensation for your family.
Statistics and common causes of house fires.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are an average of 357,000 reported home structure fires (leading to around 2,500 civilian deaths) every year. On average, around seven people are killed in U.S. home fires on a daily basis.
It’s estimated that roughly one-quarter of all fatal house fires originate in the bedroom, and one-quarter originate in the family room, den, or living room. While kitchen fires account for about 17% of all home fire deaths, cooking equipment was involved in about 45% of all house fires.
One out of every five home fire deaths was caused by heating equipment, and around one-third of all home structure fire deaths occurred in the winter months of December, January, and February.
If you have a working fire alarm, your chances of surviving a house fire increase exponentially.
House fires can be caused or exacerbated by a number of things, including but not limited to:
- An electrical malfunction due to faulty wiring or poorly maintained electrical circuits.
- Building code violations.
- Boiler room or heating equipment malfunctions.
- Gas leaks.
- Unattended cigarettes or candles.
- Faulty lighting equipment.
- A non-functional smoke detector.
- Defective appliances, and more.
When it comes to determining liability, one must ask vital questions such as:
- Did a defective or unsafe product cause the fire?
- Did the property owner provide working fire extinguishers and smoke detectors?
- Were fire safety codes adhered to?
- How was the building constructed?
- Was there anything that could have been done to prevent the fire?
- Did the property owner properly maintain alarm systems?
- Did the property owner upgrade alarm systems as required by law?
Determining whether or not you have a valid claim.
Successfully bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim in regard to a house fire can be challenging, but we’re here to help you. We know you’re in a tough spot right now and likely have a lot on your plate, which is why we are happy to look into the facts of your case for no cost.
If we feel as though you have a valid claim, we may offer to take you on as a client under a contingency fee agreement. What this means is that you can hire us to handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Under no circumstances will you ever owe us a penny in attorneys fees unless we put money in your pocket. Call us today for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313.
Speak With a Dallas Wrongful Death Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.