San Diego Premises Fire Attorneys
According to statistics from the United States Fire Administration, there are almost 375,000 residential building fires every year across the country and these cause more than 13,000 injuries and 2,600 deaths. Fires in residential or non-residential buildings can be very serious and can cause severe injuries that may leave one disfigured or disabled. In many cases, these fires are caused by negligent individuals or organizations.
You should not have to suffer financially because of another party’s negligence or recklessness. Fires can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in property loss as well as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Take the first step in getting the financial compensation you need by contacting the San Diego premises fire attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 today
Common Causes of Fires
There are numerous potential causes of fires. Many start because of someone’s negligent actions or patterns of behavior. Business owners, landlords, and property owners are legally obligated to avoid allowing a condition to persist which is likely to cause harm to guests of the property. Some common causes of fires include the following:
- Not properly extinguishing cigarettes, cigars, or pipes
- Faulty electrical products
- Wiring problems or faulty electrical sockets
- Cooking accidents
- Defective water heaters
- Leaving heat sources in close proximity to highly flammable building materials or other items
The damage done by a fire is likely to be severer when properties do not have smoke alarms or those which are in place are faulty.
If you have been hurt in a fire attributable to the negligence of another party, it is important to ensure that you are properly advised of your legal rights and options. Contact the San Diego premises fire lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation.