Fire Injury Due to Neglect

Injured in a Fire Due to a Landlords Negligence

In this video, Attorney Andrew Connelly discusses a fire injury caused by a neglectful landlord.  Contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Buffalo NY if you were injured by fire.

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Sometimes – to put it mildly – a landlord fails to fulfill all of their obligations to their tenants. One of those obligations, and maybe the most important obligation, is to keep the premises safe. It is essential to keep the property safe from things like fire that can happen suddenly and accidentally. Landlords must make sure the property is protected by all the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors the law requires. Otherwise, if a fire does break out in the premises, you could have a legitimate claim against your landlord. This is particularly true if they were negligent and failed to keep up with local codes, as far as they apply to smoke detectors. In another scenario, let’s say the property had faulty wiring, the landlord knew about it, and that started the fire. If you were injured where you live and your landlord is refusing to take responsibility for your claim, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk to you about it.