A fire in a 20-story public housing high-rise in Philadelphia claimed the life of a 5-year-old boy and injured several other people. According to the Fire Department, the blaze broke out at around 1:30 p.m. The boy who was killed had no vital signs when he was taken to the hospital. Another young boy was injured, as well as a man and a woman, but the severity of their injuries wasn't known. A firefighter suffered minor injuries. The blaze, which started in a sixth-floor apartment, was declared under control a half-hour later. The cause remains under investigation.
A fire could result in serious or fatal injuries, loss of a house or a business and long-term financial consequences. Any person who is responsible for maintaining the premises may be liable for a fire. In commercial cases, this may be the owner or management. In residential cases, this will be the homeowner, landlord or government in the case of public housing.
At the Lassen Law Firm, our attorneys are highly experienced in the investigation of fire accident claims. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury or your family has suffered a wrongful death as a result of a fire, our attorneys can assist you in aggressively asserting your rights against all negligent parties.
The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, handles:
- Residential fires
- Commercial property fires
- Section 8 or public housing fires
- Improper smoke detectors
- Construction site accidents
- Coal mining accidents
We will begin an immediate investigation into your claim to identify every responsible party. With our experience, skill and dedication to results, you can trust that we can optimize your compensation for any injury or wrongful death in a fire accident. Call the Lassen Law Firm now.