When a property owner builds a structure or complex, they need to attend to major safety concerns. In particular, fire safety is an absolute necessity for any structure, as fire damages can cause severe injuries to those caught in the destruction or those who inhale billows of smoke. There are a few simple devices or fire prevention measures that should be taken by a property manager to reduce the chances of a fire causing an injury.
The most obvious and necessary devices for any fire protection plan are fire alarms. These devices should be able to measure when a fire has started and warn any tenets or customers to exit the premises. Many of these alarms offer both sound and visual warnings, flashing lights and a blaring horn to let anyone inside the building know that there is a dangerous situation developing. These warning systems need to be regularly maintained, checking battery-operated alarms on a set schedule.
Often, a commercial or business location will employ a sprinkler system in conjunction with fire alarms. Not only will the alarms go off, but a sprinkler system can work to douse small fires and reduce the chance of the fire spreading quickly. While these fire protection systems may cause significant property damage, especially in an environment with many electronic devices, they can certainly help save lives.
The structure of a building can significantly improve occupant safety. For any roofing installed in a building, fire resistance should be taken into consideration, as roof collapses can cause extremely serious injuries and even lead to fatalities. Additionally, a building should have well-established and marked emergency exits. This can help make evacuation scenarios much more organized and reduce any possibility of trampling injuries.
Mr. Paul D Dansker co-established the law firm of Dansker & Aspromonte with Salvatore Aspromonte in April 1989 at 30 Vesey Street, on the edge of the World Trade Center site in Manhattan. At Dansker & Aspromonte, our personal injury lawyers have significant experience handling fire injury claims for clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Whether you have suffered a serious burn injury in a fire, or have lost a loved one in a fatal fire accident, our New York injury attorneys are here to stand up for your rights.
New York Fire Injury Claims
Fire and smoke inhalation injuries can result from a wide range of circumstances. Common causes of fire accidents include:
- Faulty electric wiring
- Flammable carpets, drapes and furnishings
- Faulty or inadequate smoke detectors
- Dangerous heaters and other appliances
Contact today online www.dandalaw.com or by telephone at 800-510-9695 to speak with an experienced New York City burn injury lawyer.