When a fire occurs in a home or apartment and someone is injured or killed, the victims and surviving loved ones have a legal right to pursue justice if the fire occurred because of someone’s negligence. In Washington state, the assistance of a qualified attorney means getting a thorough investigation into the incident and identifying any responsible parties.
Home and apartment fires may involve a number of contributing factors, and so a thorough investigation is crucial to uncovering the truth and building a strong case. The attorneys at Davis Law Group have a successful track record in resolving serious injury and death claims against homeowners and apartment complexes in Washington state.
Washington Home & Apartment Fire Incident Statistics
In 2018, there were more than 24,900 reported fire incidents in Washington state, per the Washington State Patrol (WSP). 67 people were killed in fire incidents that year.
In nearly 20 percent of those incidents, the cause of the fire was undetermined. And 45 of the fire fatalities in 2018 occurred in residences, such as a home or apartment.
1,766 of the fire incidents in 2018 also were attributed to a “Failure of equipment or heat source,” which can sometimes serve as proof of negligence in personal injury or wrongful death claims. For example, if a tenant is injured in a fire caused by a landlord’s failure to properly maintain or repair home appliances, that could place liability on the homeowner for the tenant’s injuries.
Fires in Washington also frequently occur in hotels, vacation homes, rental facilities, restaurants, public buildings, and other locations outside of homes and apartments. The fact remains that if someone suffers harm due to the negligence or fault of another party, consulting with the attorneys at Davis Law Group may be the first step to achieving justice.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire because of the negligence of another party, it may be in your best interests to speak with our legal team and learn more about your legal rights and options. The attorneys at Davis Law Group will review your case free of charge and help you determine if hiring an attorney may increase the chances of a favorable outcome after a devastating fire.
Call us at (206) 727-4000 today or use the confidential contact form on this page to request a complimentary case review and to speak with our award-winning legal staff.