Atlanta Apartment Fire Lawyer
Apartment fires cause thousands of dollars in property damages every year. They can also cause death and traumatic injuries for people trapped in the apartment.
The Atlanta apartment fire lawyers of Hasner Law PC have over 80 years of combined experience representing accident victims in Georgia. We’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We have the experience, skills, and resources to handle injury claims involving apartment fires and other building and hotel fires.
How Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After a Building Fire
Injury claims involving apartment building fires can be extremely complicated. The investigation into the cause of the fire or fire explosion can also be costly and time-consuming. You deserve to focus on your health and recovery after a fire. Let our legal team at Hasner Law PC handle all aspects of your investigation and claim
Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys have decades of experience helping burn victims recover compensation after a fire.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Invest the time and resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation
- Work with local, state, and federal agencies as they investigate the cause of the fire
- Assist you in locating medical experts to evaluate the extent of your injuries
- File all claims and lawsuits necessary to protect your legal rights
- Document your injuries and damages and calculate the maximum value for your claim
- Negotiate fair settlements and aggressively advocate for you inside and outside of the courtroom
We value our client relationships. Our legal team understands that you have been through a traumatic experience. We will do everything within our power to help you reach a positive resolution in your case.
Call our law firm now to schedule a free appointment with one of our Atlanta personal injury attorneys.
Apartment Fires Cause Serious Injuries in Georgia
Being in an apartment building when it catches fire can result in death or traumatic injuries. Common injuries caused by apartment fires include, but are not limited to:
- Lung damage or death from smoke inhalation
- Severe burns and disfigurement
- Fractures, broken bones, and other injuries from falling from a building
- Amputations and loss of limbs
- Blindness and other eye injuries
- Permanent nerve damage
- Wrongful death
In addition to the physical injuries caused by apartment fires, many victims experience PTSD, severe depression, and anxiety after the event. The mental and emotional trauma can be debilitating. Furthermore, apartment fires destroy property. The victims may lose everything they have in a building fire within minutes.
What Are the Common Causes of Apartment Fires in Atlanta?
Fire departments and other agencies conduct thorough investigations into the causes of apartment building fires throughout Georgia. The causes may be related to negligence or intentional arson.
Common causes of household fires and building fires include, but are not limited to:
- Poorly maintained or faulty electrical wiring
- Failing to adhere to a fire safety plan
- Defective or malfunctioning electrical or gas equipment
- Violations of the local, state, and federal safety codes and construction codes
- Grease fires started in the kitchen
- Malfunctions and accidents with heating equipment
- Leaving burning candles unattended
- Failing to install and maintain smoke detectors, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, alarms, and other safety equipment
- Unsafe and defective products
- Failing to install and maintain emergency lighting
- Failure to ensure unobstructed escape routes from all units
Determining the cause of an apartment fire is essential to a burn victim’s personal injury case. The cause of the fire helps identify the parties responsible for the deaths, injuries, and damages related to the fire.
Who is Responsible for an Apartment Building Fire in Atlanta?
Many claims related to apartment fires center around premises liability laws. Building owners and landlords have a legal duty to provide safe premises. When they breach their duty of care, they can be held liable for damages caused by their negligence.
The types of damages that you could recover after an apartment fire include:
- Loss of personal property
- Medical expenses and cost of treatment
- Loss of income and benefits
- Reduced earning potential
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Disabilities and impairments
- Mental, emotional, and physical pain and suffering
- Reduction in the quality of life
In addition to landlords and building owners, other parties may share liability for the cause of an apartment building fire. If the fire was set intentionally, the arsonist may be liable for the victim’s damages. Also, if a defective product caused the fire, the product’s manufacturer may share in the liability for damages.
Our legal team pursues all parties that could be liable for your damages. We monitor the investigations by authorities and conduct independent investigations to ensure we identify each party responsible for the cause of the apartment fire.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Atlanta Premises Liability Lawyers Today
When a fire occurs in Dekalb County, the people responsible for the fire must be held accountable. Our legal team will not stop until we pursue every legal option to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.
We are here to help you. Contact Hasner Law PC to schedule a free consultation with one of our Atlanta apartment fire lawyers.