Law Offices of Burg and Brock Answer July’s Client Submitted Question of the Month about Negligence in the Case of Fires

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In answering the recent question of “how is negligence determined in the case of a fire,” the personal injury law firm explains that there are several things that building mangers must do to insure that they do everything they can to minimize the harm caused by an unexpected fire.

It's important to make sure your building is properly prepared for the outbreak of a fire.

It is important for burn victims and their families to understand exactly when and how their injuries may have stemmed from someone else’s negligence, and if that negligence merits remuneration

After receiving several recent questions from potential clients regarding when negligence and liability come into play after someone has been injured in a fire, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock have decided to head off any confusion by taking the issue on as their July question of the month. The law firm notes that, although a large number of fires are started by some degree of human error, that does not mean that a single party is liable to pay damages in every case. They stress that it is important for burn victims and their families to understand exactly when and how their injuries may have stemmed from someone else’s negligence, and if that negligence merits remuneration either through a settlement or a successful court case.

The conditions surrounding the injury, and exactly who is injured are also something to consider when a burn injury occurs. Firefighters, for example, represent a large number of the people injured by burns or smoke inhalation. Yet, because of the nature of their job, they often cannot claim the same reasonable expectation of safety as a person might who is injured by a fire that broke out in the building that they call home.

The most common criteria for a lawsuit is if an injured party’s reasonable expectation of safety is violated by a building manager or operators failure to provide proper egresses (exits) or safety systems. The law firm notes that, while typically an injury lawsuit arises because of one party’s negligent actions, burn or fire related injury lawsuits often bring to light some sort of negligent inaction. This could take the form of a building manager who failed to properly test fire safety systems, or who didn’t act to clear a blocked exit whose availability an occupant had counted on in order to exit the building.

In addition to representing victims of burn injuries, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock and their head litigator, Cameron Yadidi Brock, have been successful in securing compensation for victims of a large number of injury types stemming from someone else’s negligence. The firm boasts a 97 percent success rate with over 5000 cases under its belt, and continues to take on new clients on a contingency fee basis. Anyone interested in setting up a consultation with the Law Offices of Burg and Brock to learn more about what the firm can do to help victims of an accident, can call the firm today at 1-888-979-7979 or visit it online at http://www.LegalDefenders.com.

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