"On average in the United States in 2010, someone died in a fire every 169 minutes and someone was injured every 30 minutes." — U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Even more tragic than the prevalence of fire-related injuries and fatalities is the fact that many of these accidents could have been prevented. Far too often, serious fire damage is the result of fire safety code violations or negligence on the part of apartment managers, builders, landlords and other parties.
Block O'Toole & Murphy is a premier personal injury law firm that is committed to fighting wholeheartedly for the best interests of our clients. Our New York fire code violation attorneys recently settled a wrongful death action on behalf of a widow against a building owner for $1.65 million*. This case stemmed from a deadly fire that took place in an apartment building. In total, our law firm has recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured individuals throughout New York.
Burns, Smoke Inhalation and Other Negligence-Related Injuries
Our New York premises liability lawyers will carefully investigate your case and help determine whether you may be able to recover compensation. We handle fire-related accidents and code violations involving:
- Missing or faulty fire doors
- Blocked emergency exits or lack of emergency exits
- Poorly installed heaters
- Poorly maintained or insufficient smoke alarms
- Defective electrical wiring, electrical boxes or appliances
- Improper storage of flammable chemicals
- Unreasonably flammable fabrics, carpets and upholstery
- Asbestos and other highly flammable insulation
Call an Attorney for Safety Violations in New York
Do you believe your injuries may stem from a fire safety code violation or other negligence? If so, do not hesitate to request a FREE case evaluation from the experienced New York City injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy today. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online.
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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.