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Premises Liability Claims After a Fire

There are over a million fires across the United States each year, affecting homes, businesses, and forested or wild areas. Fires can cause very serious injuries and harm, and when these fires happen in a place of business such as a store or hotel, you may wonder if you have a claim.


If you’re injured in a fire that happens in a public place or business, it’s not always clear whether you have a claim. That’s why the family-based team at Flaxman Law Group makes it easy to get answers. When you’re injured, call us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online and we’ll set up a free accident consultation with a Hollywood premises liability attorney so you can find out more about your situation.

Understanding Premises Liability Claims After a Fire

Businesses and public spaces such as restaurants, stores, laundromats, schools, and other spaces are just as vulnerable to fires as any home. However, these spaces have a duty to the visitors and users of their spaces. If an injury happens because a property owner failed to take reasonable precautions, injured individuals may have a claim.

Establishing liability in these cases is difficult. You may have a claim if you can prove that a property was negligent in preventing a fire or if they failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent fire-related injuries. For example, if a laundromat failed to correctly clean lint traps (a major fire risk) and as a result a fire occurred that injured you, you may have a claim. Similarly, if any public space failed to have fire extinguishers, working smoke detectors, or a clear evacuation plan and you suffered injury as a result, you may have a claim.

To be successful in your claim, you must be able to prove that the property owner was negligent and owed you a duty of care as a visitor, customer, or other user of the space. You may want to work with a Hollywood burn injury claims attorney to gather this evidence and to build a strong case.

Why Fire-Related Injuries Are Devastating

One reason why you may want to seek a claim if you qualify is because these injuries can be life-altering. Smoke inhalation, for example, can cause a lifelong increased risk of chronic and fatal respiratory illnesses. It can also leave you unable to breathe easily, and even gasping for breath, making everyday activities more difficult.

And burn injuries are among the most devastating injuries you can sustain. Not only are they painful, but serious injuries can hamper your mobility because they can affect the muscles, tendons, and even bone under the skin. The scarring can be emotionally difficult and the process of healing can be long, painful, and expensive, sometimes requiring multiple surgeries and long-term treatment.

Getting fair financial recovery for your injuries is important because it helps you pay for treatment. It can also help you get justice.

An experienced Hollywood premises liability attorney can guide you through the legal process, assess the strength of your claim, and advocate for your rights. A lawyer also has access to investigators, medical experts, and other resources to build a compelling case on your behalf.

Filing a premises liability claim after a fire requires a strategic and comprehensive approach. We invite you to contact the Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood offices of Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation with a Hollywood premises liability attorney. Our family-based legal team is here to help you figure out whether you have a claim and to help you if you decide to file a claim after your injury.

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