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A glimpse of fire statistics in the U.S

Posted on December 30, 2014 10:13 am under Premises Liability

It is the duty of any establishment owner to ensure that his property is safe from hazards that would inflict harm on any occupant present on the premise, including fire. However, some owners and managers fall short in keeping their properties free from fire hazards, which may result in catastrophic fire incidents that could result in death.

The National Fire Protection Association stated that 1,240,000 fire incidents were reported to have occurred in the country in 2013. This resulted in $11.5 billion damage, 15,925 injuries, and tragically, 3,240 deaths. In fact, the agency said that in the same year, one residential fire was reported every 85 seconds, and one fire-related death occurred every 2 hours and 42 minutes.

Fire incidents are indeed not just injurious but also potentially fatal. If you believe a fire incident that you have been involved in has resulted from negligence, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. To speak with a premise liability attorney from Wisconsin, call our office at (414) 271-0900 today.