Attorney Michael Ehline spent some of his childhood in Anaheim Hills, CA. Hence, he has seen his fair share of fires. So he has had first-hand experience with commercial structure fires. Also, he saw his neighbor’s residential homes consumed by licking flames. Many got burned to the ground. He has personally walked through hundreds of fire scenes. Ehline is an expert in making origin analyses determinations. Furthermore, our law firm has successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims. Additionally, many of those claims included helping people burned by embers. Infernos even terminally wounded some. During a structure fire, there is not a second to waste in escaping the blaze.
A Burning Structure is a Deathtrap
A home or other structure getting devoured by flame and smoke is a deathtrap. Also, this is one of the reasons firefighters wear special masks. They won’t enter burning buildings without their gear. The ability to breathe becomes extinguished long before fires get licked down. When your home or business gets turned into a searing pyre, you will have numerous questions. For one, people wish to learn about how they will survive. After all, you have lost your papers, clothes, computers and other valuable property. So how you will go on? First off, let us get down to the bottom of it and find the responsible party.
The cause could be arson. But it could also be a defect in construction or inspections. We will go all the way to determining the cause and finding those deep pockets to get you patched up. Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys APLC has the experience and success record. We can help you. For example, we know how to secure life insurance, commercial and homeowners insurance money. Also, we can sometimes find grant money, loans and liens to assist people. Some people we help had houses and offices go up in smoke. Read on, or call our experienced house burning injury attorney to get answers now.
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Structural Fire Statistics in the U.S.
The U.S. has the highest rate of building fires leading to bodily harm and death. In fact, it has more than any country. These fires are in homes, apartment buildings. Also, they arise in other types of buildings and even in the workplace. More Americans die in fires according to the statistical data in the U.S. than natural disasters yearly.
From the years of 2006 through 2010 the statistics for fatal injuries and burn injury data includes:
- 2006: 392,000 residential fires occurred. Of these, there were 2,490 fatal burn injuries. 12,550 burn injuries were treated. 98,900 nonresidential building fires resulted in 75 fatalities and 1,350 burn injuries.
- 2007: Residential fires totaled 390,300. Of those, 2,765 deaths and 13,525 burn injuries were caused. 103,000 nonresidential fires caused 90 deaths and 1,275 burn injuries.
- 2008: Residential fires totaled 378,000. 2,650 deaths and 13,100 burn injuries resulted.
- 2009: Nationwide 356,000 residential fires caused 2,480 deaths and 12,600 burn injuries. The nonresidential fires totaled 89,200. Also, they were responsible for 90 deaths and 1,500 burn injuries.
- 2010: The residential fires amounted to 362,100. 2,555 deaths and 13,275 burn injuries resulted. 84,900 nonresidential fires caused 80 fatalities and 1,375 burn injuries.
Third Leading Cause of Deaths
The third leading cause of accidental death in the United States is due to fire. And statistical data shows approximately 80 percent of fire fatalities occur in homes. But in 1991 the National Safety Council estimated 3.3 percent of workplace fires caused death or severe burns. One of the contributing factors to the place of work deaths include smoke inhalation.
Workplace Related Fires
Workplace accidents causing death and phlogiston are even more prevalent. This is due to equipment used and the taxing of electrical systems. Many workplace injuries and fatalities have occurred in the past. But one of the most memorable catastrophes was in New York City in 1911. This sea of flames occurred at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. It killed 150 women and young girls trapped in the tinderbox.
The high death toll resulted from locked fire exits and inadequate fire extinguishing systems. There were not modern extinguishing systems of today. Modernly factories have better available protection systems. But that still has not stopped deadly workplace fires. Another fire caused the deaths of 25 employees. This occurred in North Carolina at a poultry processing plant. Fire extinguishing problems got uncovered in that case. Also, problem fire exits had become blocked or were nonexistent. So it was a deadly fire and the place burnt up like dry kindling.
OSHA standards must get followed in the workplace. Also, OSHA agents conduct workplace inspections. Additionally, these get designed to keep employees safe. The idea is to protect people from death and burn injuries, by ensuring the workplace is safe. So these inspections and regulations require employers to use proper ventilation. Also, they must use spark resistance systems. Buildings must also have working fire exits. Also, they need fire extinguishing systems. Last, employee training in fire safety and combustion avoidance is required.
You Must Learn About Your Rights From a Legal Expert When Touched By Flames
If flames have devoured you or a loved one such as a workplace bonfire, you’ll need assistance. One thing is sure; you must seek payment from those who were at fault. So you need to discuss your case with an experienced, fierce attorney. Ehline Law Firm residential and commercial fire injury lawyers can help. These lawyers have the experience to evaluate your case. Also, they can explain your rights. Let them counsel you on your legal options after suffering burn injuries. Even if you lost a loved one, we are brave enough to take on the odds. And this is true even when the tables get stacked against us.
Don’t Delay in Getting Legal Help
It is crucial to consult an experienced fighter in the law as soon as possible after your injuries. You must preserve critical evidence. Also, you need to ensure that you recover the compensation that you deserve. Hence, it is important that you do not lose valuable evidence. Unrepresented parties must be vigilant not waive the statute of limitations. Some defendants have different rules that apply to them than regular folks. So for example, if the government is a potential respondent, you may only have six (6) months. And if you fail to make a claim, or investigate viability you waive your rights to the money.
Ehline Law Firm have the resources. We will thoroughly and rapidly investigate your case. Also, we can hold the negligent party or parties responsible. We sue reckless or careless employers. We find the potential defendants like companies and manufacturers. Ehline Law Firm’s courtroom champions are waiting. Contact us at (888) 400-9721. Let us fight for you!