Common Causes of Fires

Fires represent a significant danger to individuals, particularly when property owners fail to live up to their responsibility of maintaining proper fire safety standards. Fire safety codes seek to protect tenant’s wellbeing by requiring the homeowner to keep the premises hazard-free and provide appropriate safety measures. However, in spite of these required precautions, commercial and residential property fires account for nearly 3,000 fatalities and 13,000 injuries each year. When people are injured in fires caused by property owner negligence, they may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their suffering.

If a property owner’s negligence has caused you or someone you know to be injured in a property fire, a knowledgeable Birmingham injury lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to help you seek restitution. Call us today at 205-414-8160 to talk to our legal staff in a free case evaluation.

Causes of Fires

Fires are often unexpected and can start in unlikely places, potentially spreading quickly and trapping people within a building. Some common causes of fires in both commercial and residential buildings include:

  • Defective outlets
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • Gas leaks
  • Broken water heaters
  • Grease buildup

In addition to the danger represented by the fire itself, you could be injured by falling debris, heat exposure, and smoke inhalation. Tenants who have been injured in any of these ways should consult a legal professional to discuss obtaining financial restitution and justice for their suffering.

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If you or a loved one has endured a fire-related injury on account of the negligence of a property owner, a Birmingham accident lawyer of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to help you with your case. Call us at 205-414-8160 to find out if you might be compensated for your losses.