Fires are a leading cause of injury, death, and property damage in the U.S. In fact, statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) speak to how serious and prevalent the problem is:
Because fires have such an overwhelming potential for causing substantial damages, including death and catastrophic injuries such a burns and smoke inhalation, managing risks is always a top priority. As such, our Houston personal injury attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs have provided the following information to help you reduce risks of preventable fires and injuries.
Home fires were the leading cause of civilian fire-related deaths (78%) and injuries (71%) in 2015. The leading causes of home fires were cooking equipment, heating equipment, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, and smoking materials. Here are a few tips that can help you prevent fires and fire-related injuries in your home:
Highway vehicle fires were responsible for 14% of civilian fire deaths in 2015, which makes it critical for motorists and passengers to know how to react in the event of a car fire. Motor vehicles can catch fire for a number of reasons, including collisions and overturns. Remember these important tips:
Even when precautions are taken, fires can still occur when others are negligent. This is true in a range of circumstances, including fires in the home, vehicle fires, and fires in the workplace. Fortunately, victims who suffer harm in preventable fires, as well as families who lost loved ones in fatal incidents, have a right to seek a financial recovery of their damages from the at-fault party.
Because fires have many potential causes, these cases demand the attention of experienced lawyers who have the insight and resources to conduct investigations into the underlying cause and work toward holding negligent parties accountable for their failures to address potential hazards. For example, victims may pursue compensation when fires result from:
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with over a century of combined experience, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs has the breadth of knowledge to handle all types of injury and wrongful death claims resulting from preventable fires. If you have a potential case you wish to discuss, contact our legal team for a free consultation.
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