Fire and Burn Injury Attorney Las Vegas, NV
If you or a loved one has been involved in a fire accident that you believe might be the result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your property damages, medical expenses, losses and suffering, and more. This is where the Las Vegas fire accident attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith can help. We can evaluate your case to determine liability for your losses and suffering. If another party was at fault for the fire, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Reduce Your Risk of a Fire
Reduce your risk of a fire by addressing these simple in home factors:
- Portable heaters placed too close to flammable objects or left on overnight
- Halogen lamps placed too closely to curtains or the ceiling
- Careless placement of flammable belongings
- Cooking hazards
General Info – Las Vegas Fire Accident
A fire accident is a tragic event that can escalate in seconds, destroying property and severely injuring people, animals, and the environment. Every year in the United States, fire accidents kill an estimated 3,000 people and injure an additional 15,000. Eighty-five percent of these fire accidents occur in the home due to hazardous conditions.
There are precautions that should be taken to prevent fire accidents in the home. One of the most important is to install and maintain functional smoke detectors. Smoke detectors should be checked monthly to ensure that they are working properly and the batteries should be changed once every year. In addition to having smoke detectors on every level of your home, it is useful to have an available fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers, while not capable of distinguishing fires that are out of control, can prevent a small fire accident from turning into a devastating accident.
It is important to discuss fire safety with your family to prevent fire accidents particularly in the home. Devising an escape plan and meeting spot in case of an accident in an excellent precaution.
While some fire accidents are preventable, others are attributable to a defective product or another party’s negligence. Following a devastating fire, it can be difficult to determine exactly who or what was responsible for the incident.