Fresno Woman Injured In Duplex Apartment Fire Accident In Central Fresno Not Far From The Intersection of Bond and Clinton
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (April 14, 2019) – A woman was seriously injured after a fire broke out at a duplex located near the intersection of Bond and Clinton.
Fresno authorities are saying that the apartment fire started Saturday morning. A total of 40 firefighters were called to the scene in order to put out the fire.
The injured woman was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A number of cats and dogs were also injured in the blaze.
An investigation into the source of the fire remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Apartment Fires
According to the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, “Between 2010-2014, there were 107,800 apartment fires, causing 410 deaths, 4,280 injuries and $1.2 million in property damage.” Victims of apartment fires can be left with a whole host of injuries including:
- First degree burns
- Second degree burns
- Third degree burns
- Respirators injuries
The vast majority of people who are injured in fires aren’t actually burned. They suffer serious ailments from smoke inhalation. This is also the number one cause of death following a fire. There may be numerous sources of potential liability for an apartment fire including:
- Landlords: Property owners have a legal obligation to take steps to keep their premises reasonably safe. This includes installing smoke detectors to warn residents of a fire.
- Appliance manufacturers: Fires can start for a number of different reasons including faulty appliances. Space heaters, in particular, have been known to cause a number of apartment fires.
Victims of apartment fires may have legal recourse through a premises liability claim. Damages can include money for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. According to the NCBI, the mean cost to treat burn injuries was $32,000. This can be a heavy burden for individuals as well as families. It doesn’t cost anything to hire a premises liability attorney and they only get paid if they successfully resolve your case.
Investigating An Apartment Fire
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an apartment fire you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We care deeply about making sure that our clients get the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here to help. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.