A 12-year-old boy and his parents sustained fatal burn injuries after a fire raced through their apartment in the Bronx. According to a news report in The New York Times, the fatal fire occurred in a row house in the 2300 block of Prospect Avenue in the Belmont section. The boy and his two parents, ages 36 and 43, died as the fire quickly spread through their third floor apartment. The couple’s two younger children survived. Officials are looking into how this fire occurred and why.
These types of catastrophic fires are a frequent occurrence in New York City. Fatal fire accidents are often the result of buildings that are not built to code, apartments that are not properly maintained and buildings that do not have working fire alarms, smoke sensors or sprinklers. In such cases, negligent property owners can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused.
In cases where a property owner’s negligence causes a death, the victims’ families can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of companionship and other related damages. Burn injuries can also be catastrophic. Serious burns can result in disfigurement, nerve damage and permanent disabilities.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or, if you have lost someone as a result of negligence or wrongdoing, please contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer to find out more information about pursuing your legal rights.
The reputable New York personal injury law offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm has a long track record of standing up for the rights of the injured. For four decades we have helped injured victims recover just compensation. We will remain on your side, fight hard for your rights and strive to make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable. Call us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help you with your accident if it occurred in New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.
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Source: New York Times
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