Household or Apartment Fire in Austin
Fire departments in the US respond to an estimated 350,000 home structure fires each year. Home fires account for more than three quarters of civilian fire deaths and injure thousands of Americans each year. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a household fire in Austin, you are likely dealing with expensive medical bills, emotional trauma, and property losses.
If your fire was caused by another party’s negligence, a burn injury attorney serving Austin can help. Read on to learn more about personal injury claims after a fire and learn how you can consult with an Austin personal injury lawyer for free.Common Causes of House and Apartment Fires
The number one cause of house fires, which accounts for 42% of reported incidents, is cooking. But the kitchen is just one potential source of danger. Christmas trees, smoking, candles, outdated or faulty appliances are responsible for thousands of home fires every year.
In 2020 alone:
- An apartment building in Fargo caught fire after someone in the building improperly discarded smoking materials, leading to the death of several pets.
- A fire broke out at an apartment in Connecticut after the residents accidentally left a candle burning on a coffee table in the living room.
- A house in Virginia caught fire on Thanksgiving day due to an electrical issue caused by an overloaded extension cord.
Sadly, there are thousands more stories such as these every year. Because of this, it’s crucial to install working smoke detectors inside all residential buildings and to have a fire escape plan prepared at all times.When Negligence Caused the Fire
If a home or apartment fire was caused or worsened due to conditions on the property that a reasonable person would have remedied—such as improperly installed wiring—victims hurt in the fire may be able to sue the property owner for their negligence.
Other examples of negligence that may warrant a personal injury claim after a burn injury include:
- A hotel owner’s failure to install working sprinklers
- A landlord’s failure to install smoke detectors in an apartment unit
- An appliance manufacturer’s faulty product that led to a fire
- A clothing manufacturer’s failure to ensure their garment met flammability requirements
- And more
If the cause of your fire is unknown, you may be unsure whether or not negligence played a role in the accident. But you should know that the Carabin Shaw attorneys in Austin can help.
We have years of experience handling fire accident claims, and can help you conduct a thorough investigation to determine the factors that contributed to your fire accident. If negligence is found, we can then help you move forward with pursuing a personal injury claim against the liable party. And best of all, your first consultation with a lawyer is absolutely free.Have You Been Seriously Hurt in a Household or Apartment Fire in Austin? Our Lawyers are Here to Help
If you’re unsure whether your injuries after a fire meet the criteria for a negligence claim or are simply ready to begin the personal injury claim process, our Carabin Shaw attorneys in Austin are here to help. A qualified Austin personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether or not you have grounds for a successful personal injury claim, and we can help you understand all of your legal options.Free Case Review
We offer all new clients a no cost, no obligation initial consultation and case review with a burn injury attorney serving Austin, meaning you have nothing to lose by calling our Austin office at 512-832-1101 or filling out our online form.
Don’t wait—contact us today and learn how our professional, compassionate attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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