As outlined by property liability laws, property owners are responsible for maintaining a reasonably safe environment for their guests and visitors. It is particularly important, then, that property owners do everything they can to prevent the risk of fire—fixing and maintaining faulty wiring, preventing appliances from overheating, and properly maintaining cooking equipment, for instance. The Austin fire victim lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. understand how property owners may be held financially liable for fires that start on their property as the result of their negligence.
Causes of Property Fires
The dangers—burns, suffocation, death—associated with fire are clear enough; property owners, then, should do everything they can to prevent these fatally dangerous circumstances from ever arising. Depending upon what a property is used for, a number of conditions and/or situations may lead to a fire, including the following:
- Negligent disposal of cigarettes
- Electrical malfunctions
- Unsafe cooking practices
- Overheating of appliances or electronics
- Failure to extinguish fires (i.e. candles, fireplaces)
We will do everything we can to hold the involved property owner responsible for their inexcusable negligence and, in doing so, help you recover any damages associated with the injuries you or your loved one sustained in the fire.
Consult With an Austin Fire Victim Attorney
At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our Austin fire victim attorneys will aggressively pursue financial restitution for any injuries you or a loved one sustained in a fire caused by a negligent Austin property owner. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our Austin based lawyers, please call our offices at (512) 710-0931 today.