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What To Do After Sustaining An Electrical, Fire Or Heat Injury On Someone Else’s Property

Injuries sustained in a fire, either on residential or commercial property, can be some of the most devastating injuries. Smoke inhalation can cause serious and long-lasting respiratory issues. Burns can leave people permanently scarred or disfigured.

At Cascione, Purcigliotti & Galluzzi, P.C., we understand that these kinds of injuries and the legal claims that follow are about more than just financial recovery. They are about recovery in your life.

As personal injury attorneys with more than 40 years of experience fighting for clients throughout the five boroughs of New York, we are here to ease the burden of your injury and help you recover what you need. Arrange a free initial consultation today.

What If I Am Partially To Blame For The Fire?

Fires are almost always an accident. Someone leaves a candle burning unattended. Cooking grease gets out of control. While these things could be the fault of the person who started the fire, many more factors are at play in keeping people safe and helping them escape a fire once it has started.

It is up to building owners and/or management companies to adhere to fire codes and maintain crucial fire injury prevention measures, such as:

  • Installing and maintaining effective smoke detectors
  • Installing sprinkler systems when appropriate
  • Providing fire extinguishers and ensuring they are up to date and in working order
  • Properly marking emergency exits and keeping exit signage well-lit
  • Ensuring gas lines, electrical wiring and appliances are properly installed

Electrical Burns, Fumes And Related Injuries

Fires are not the only cause of heat-related or building-related injuries. Exposed wiring can cause electrocutions or burns. Carbon monoxide leaks can cause illnesses or death.

Call Our Office To Learn More

Speak with us if you are not sure that you have premises liability claim-related fires, heat, electrocution or other accidents in home or commercial spaces. We can walk through the details of your case, outline the legal process and help you understand how to move forward. Reach us online or by telephone at 800-807-2826 for more information.