According to statistics gathered from the Centers for Disease Control, the fifth most common cause for unintentional deaths in the United States is fire. Fires are a serious household hazard that was responsible for 2,580 deaths and 12,925 injuries in 2006.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a fire that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for damages, including medical expenses, wage loss, and property damage. Contact the Cincinnati personal injury attorney Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss the details of your case. Call 513-321-7733 today to schedule a free case evaluation.
In 2006, fire fighters responded to over 24 million fire emergencies. The two leading causes for fires are smoking and cooking accidents. Surprisingly, the majority of deaths from fires are not the result of burns from flames. Most people die of smoke and toxic gases released during the fire, causing asphyxiation.
Most residential fires are caused by bad cooking habits, including leaving the stove unattended for extended periods of time, wearing loose fitting clothing, and not knowing proper fire safety responses.
The most effective way to reduce the risk of residential fires is by having working fire detectors installed on every level of your home in addition to having an up-to-date fire extinguisher located in your kitchen.
If you have been the victim of a residential fire caused by another party’s negligence, contact the personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to determine your legal options.