Fires in Apartments / Hotels Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
A fire can be devastating to your life. If you live in an apartment building or stay in hotels, you depend on the property owners to maintain a safe facility. A fire can cause serious injuries and death, as well as personal property damage, leaving your life in ashes. When a preventable fire occurs in a commercial building, the owner may be liable for injuries or damages. If you have injuries or losses from an apartment or hotel fire, call us at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We are your source for a fire in apartment/hotels lawsuit claims lawyer in Orlando, FL.
Surviving a building fire can be a traumatic experience. Not only are your life and your family’s lives put at risk, but you could also lose your most valuable possessions. Survivors may lose personal items that cannot be replaced like family heirlooms or worse, furry family members that could not escape the fire. There are injuries that can require extensive medical care and expense to overcome. When you are a victim of a fire in an apartment or hotel that could have been prevented, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses by those that are liable.
Apartment Fire Injury Lawsuits
Apartment building fires can impact multiple families at one time. Apartment building owners not only have a responsibility to meet all fire prevention standards by local and federal authorities but also under premises liability laws. The building owner is responsible for keeping the building up to code for preventing fires, but there are other possible causes of fires, including poorly maintained laundry facilities, appliances and fireplaces/chimneys.
In apartment fires, tenants may be injured or even lose a family member. They also may lose some or all of their possessions. If the fire was caused by poor building maintenance, the landlord or property owner could be liable for not only medical costs for injuries, but income loss, replacing possessions, displacement costs and more.
Hotel Fire Injury Lawsuits
Hotel and motel fires do not have the same impact as an apartment building on possessions and living arrangements, but they still are devastating. Waking up in a strange bed to a fire can be very traumatic and motel clients are put at risk of injury and death. Smoke inhalation, burns, broken bones and even fatal injuries can occur in a short period of time during a hotel fire. When the fire was caused by poor building maintenance or non-working fire prevention devices, the hotel owner could be liable for many costs associated with injuries and trauma to the guests.
There are many aspects that need to be investigated in a hotel or apartment building fire to determine liability. What was the cause of the fire? Did poor building maintenance or a failed fire prevention measure contribute to the fire? Did the sprinkler and fire alarm system work correctly? Were fire exits marked, open and accessible? All these factors can be important to determining whether injuries and losses caused by the fire can be covered under premises liability laws in Florida.
If you are injured in a building fire at your apartment home or while staying in a hotel, you may be eligible to pursue compensation with a premises liability lawsuit. Our experienced legal team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law understands the laws in Florida pertaining to fires in hotels and apartments and when the property owner can be held liable for injuries and losses. To learn more, contact our Orlando office to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys or legal staff.