In a five-year survey by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2004-2008, the agency found that an average of 16,630 fires were reported to have occurred in different business establishments, such as laundry shops, barber shops, service stations, vehicle repair shops, and different store types, such as grocery, home repair, and pet stores. These occurrences tragically resulted in 242 fire injuries and 13 deaths per year within the survey period.
Among the many possible causes of fires in mercantile properties are malfunctioning cooking equipment, faulty electrical wiring, and ignition from smoking materials. Unfortunately, fire incidents involving these conditions could have been prevented if the property owner had properly identified fire hazards and eliminated these risks from his or her property.
Being unnecessarily injured in a fire accident caused by a property manager’s negligence can be medically, mentally, and financially traumatic. To seek legal help in your pursuit of justice and compensation, our seasoned and aggressive premises liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you. Call our Appleton office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about the wide range of legal options available to you.