Code violations can have deadly consequences in a fire. People may be trapped inside burning buildings because smoke detectors failed to work or building exits were blocked.
If you suffered severe burns or someone you love was killed in a building or apartment fire in the New York City area, contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan. Our attorneys have secured more than
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Holding Property Owners Accountable
Property owners are responsible for providing a reasonably safe environment for renters and guests. If you are injured in a fire or explosion due to an unsafe condition or code violation, you have the right to seek full compensation from the property owner. This area of law is known as
Here are some examples of unsafe conditions and code violations that can lead to injuries and deaths in a fire:
- Blocked emergency exits
- Security bars over doors and windows that prevent people inside a building from getting out
- Nonfunctioning smoke alarms
- Faulty appliances or wiring
- Unsafe storage of flammable chemicals
- Faulty work on gas appliances
- Faulty wiring
While nothing can undo the devastating loss you have experienced in a fire, the civil justice system can send a strong message to property owners that New Yorkers do not tolerate unsafe conditions and code violations that can lead to injuries and deaths.
For More Information About Your Rights After A Fire
When you retain The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case, you will have the support of experienced lawyers who have a track record of success in holding negligent building and apartment owners responsible for deaths and injuries. Call (646) 808-3785 or complete our
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