Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as reported by CBS New York. There was serious fire, smoke and water damage to the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It is unclear at this time whether the smoke alarms and fire exits were functioning properly and in compliance with the New York Building code.
Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity Accidents of this nature can cause victims to sustain debilitating and life-altering injuries in addition to resulting in the destruction of property. Unfortunately, the majority of fires are a result of negligent behavior on the part of building owners, landlords, electricians or product manufacturers. It is imperative that these individuals and corporations be held liable for their actions in order to prevent such events from occurring in the future. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool represent individuals who have been injured or family members of individuals killed in fire accidents that have occurred due to the negligence of others. New York State law allows for injured individuals or the family’s of deceased victims to bring forth a claim against the responsible party and recoup compensation for and damages sustained as a result of the fire. Retaining an experienced attorney can expedite the process for you, in addition to ensuring that you receive the maximum possible compensation.
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool accepts its cases on a contingency fees basis. This means that our clients incur absolutely no out-of-pocket fees. No monetary compensation is expected from our clients until and unless we are able to secure compensation on their behalf. In which case, our legal fees are a mere fraction of the compensation that you receive.
In the case that you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury or been killed as a result of a fire, do not hesitate to contact the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today at (212)-406-1700 to schedule a free consultation appointment to discuss the legality of your claim.