It is completely understandable if you are feeling overwhelmed and distressed after an apartment fire - not only has your home been damaged, but you may have also suffered significant burn injuries from which it will take weeks or even months to recover. Or perhaps you have not been involved in the fire yourself but have lost a loved one. The obstacles ahead of you seem too great to overcome. However, you are not alone. An attorney can help you get the means for recovery.
At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, we have more than 25 years of experience advocating for people who sustained great losses in a residential fire throughout the Big Apple. Our tenacious New York personal injury lawyers have secured tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you’re looking for a firm with a proven track record of success, the choice is clear. Call us today at (212) 986-7353 to learn more about your rights and legal options in a free case evaluation.
Some landlords, property owners, and managers take shortcuts to maximize their profits in spite of known risks to tenants. If your landlord’s negligence contributed to the fire, you may have a valid claim against him/her. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident to identify potential violations such as the following:
- Failure to adequately maintain and inspect smoke detectors, sprinklers, extinguishers, and other fire prevention systems and equipment
- Failure to comply with fire and building codes
- Failure to repair or replace defective and/or damaged electrical wiring, gas lines, appliances, and other potential sources of fires and burns in a timely fashion
A third party may have also contributed to the fire or your ability to get out of the structure safely. Possible third-party defendants include:
- The manufacturer of a defective alarm;
- The contractor responsible for the construction of the apartment;
- A propane company, if the cause was a propane tank explosion;
- An electrician and his/her employer, if an electrical issue contributed to the fire; and/or
- A gas company, if the cause was a gas explosion.
In order to win your case, you must be able to prove that the fire was caused by the negligence of another party or parties. Our attorneys will look at the facts of the fire, analyze insurance and real estate documents, and investigate the cause and damages along with other evidence to determine who can be rightfully sued for their part in your injuries or the death of your loved one.
You deserve focused attention from an attorney who will truly look out for your best interests. Contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today to receive the counsel, assistance, and representation you need to secure a full financial recovery. We will fight hard for you because we care.