During the winter months, fires become a very regular occurence in New York. This is often due to faulty wiring, over-used electrical circuitry, ungrounded space heaters or other factors. In many of these circumstances, the spread of the fires or the fires themselves could have been prevented if reasonable care had simply been exercised. On Monday night, 12 people were injured, 5 seriously, due to a fire in a Harlem apartment building. Although the cause is still under investigation, it woould not be surprising to find out it was due, in part, to the negligence of a third party.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a fire, it is imperative that you hire a New York attorney experienced with handling and investigating these claims. These claims need to be investigated as soon as pssible to preserve all necessary evidence and interview all witnesses. A delay in hiring the right New York attorney who knows how to do this can affect an injured person's ability to obtain a full recovery from the responsible person or company.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or died in a fire or explosion accident in New York, you need to contact a law firm with experience litigating these types of cases. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our firm has successfully represented vistims of fire and explosion accidents for nearly 50 years. For a free, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, give us a call at 212-406-1700 or contact us online.