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Fire Hazards in Connecticut Buildings?

By Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney on October 5, 2017

In early September, a fire swept through an apartment building in New Haven, sending one person to the hospital in critical condition with burns over 70% of his body. The residences were all severely damaged, as was the first-floor pub underneath the apartment units. There are no estimates yet on the total costs for the damages.

At least there were no fatalities, but many lives have been affected by the fire. Hopefully, this incident will serve as a warning that a disaster like this can strike at any time, and Connecticut residents should take every precaution to ensure their homes and offices meet the highest possible safety standards.

Building Fires: What Causes Them?

It can be difficult for investigators to determine the exact cause of a fire. While fault sometimes lies in human error, such as smoking in bed or leaving candles unattended, there are plenty of times when design flaws within the building or negligence on the part of a landlord leads to an unnecessary fire hazard. Product manufacturers can also be to blame. Examples include faulty wiring, defective electronics, leaky gas lines, and the use of flammable building materials.

While Connecticut has strict personal injury laws that protect victims, fires can often be challenging to litigate. Insurance companies will seek to limit any damages they have to pay out and will frequently coerce victims into settling for much less than they may be entitled to.

What We Do for Fire Victims

This is why victims need to have an experienced fire litigator on their side who can advocate on their behalf. At Naizby Law, we have decades of experience representing individuals against insurance companies, and we’ll do our best to secure fair compensation for them, even if we have to go all the way to trial to do so.

We will start by consulting with fire damage experts to help ascertain the cause of the fire and look at whether there was anything that might have caused it to spread faster than it would have otherwise. We investigate the possibility for third-party claims, for example, against manufacturers or contractors. We devise strategies for challenging opposing experts in order to strengthen your case and put pressure on the negligent party to come to an adequate settlement quickly.

John Naizby, our lead attorney, understands how difficult it can be for victims to put their lives together after a fire and he makes it his priority to secure their future. If you or a loved one has been burned in a fire that was possibly due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to have your case fully investigated. Contact a friendly and knowledgeable Connecticut burn injury lawyer today at (203) 245-8500 to schedule a free consultation.

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