Two men, ages 64 and 40, were seriously injured in a New York fire accident that occurred in an office building. According to a report in The New York Post, the fire occurred in a 15-story office building on Montague Street in downtown Brooklyn. Both men were rushed to a nearby burn center with critical injuries. Officials say the victims suffered burns to their arms and faces. According to the report, the fire was electrical in nature. It is unclear, however, as to what caused the fire or how it could have been prevented.
Anytime there is an office or apartment fire it must be determined how the accident occurred and if negligence was a factor. Property owners must ensure that their buildings have been constructed to code and that they are being properly maintained. A failure, for instance, to ensure that the electrical wiring and fuses were properly installed and maintained can lead to fire accidents and catastrophic burn injuries. Premises liability claims may arise in cases where the property owner failed to provide equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms, a sprinkler system, or a marked escape route.
Burn injuries require extensive medical care and treatment, which can prove to be painful and expensive. Burn victims often experience permanent nerve damage, numbness, loss of mobility and permanent scarring. Victims may pursue financial compensation for their injuries, damages and losses by filing a civil lawsuit against a negligent property owner. Losses including, but not limited to medical procedures, cost of plastic surgery, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation may be considered in a premises liability suit.
The experienced New York personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm have a lengthy history of handling catastrophic injury cases on behalf of victims and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a New York accident, call our offices at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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