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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Texas Fire Accident Lawyer Represents Families Who Have Lost a Loved One In A Fire Accident and Persons Who Have Been Seriously Injured In A Fire Accident by Texas Fire Accident Lawyer

Texas Fire Accident Lawyer Represents Families Who Have Lost a Loved One In A Fire Accidents and Persons Who Have Been Seriously Injured In A Fire Accident by Texas Fire Accident Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Each year over 30,000 people are killed or seriously injured by fire and smoke inhalation.  Many of these deaths and serious injuries are caused by preventable fire accidents where the negligence or carelessness of a landowner or business results in a devastating injury or loss.  In these situations, the person injured or the family of the person or people killed by the fire accident can often seek damages from the careless landowner or business.  For more information on Texas fire accident lawsuits, please go to the following web pages: Texas Smoke Inhalation Lawyer, Texas Serious Burn Lawyer, Texas Car Fire Lawyer, Texas Residential Fire Lawyer, and Texas Fatal House Fire Lawyer.   

The Destruction Accidental Fire Causes Each Year

In the United States alone, each year fire causes the death of approximately 4,300 people (more than all natural disasters combined) and seriously injures another almost 30,000. In addition to the serious burns, fatalities, respiratory problems, and other bodily injuries caused by fire, it is estimated that fire destroys  over $8,000,000,000 (eight billion dollars) in property damage each year.

Though fires occur in nature, many more accidental fires are caused by human error and negligence.  Negligence not only causes accidental fires, it can cause fire to spread more rapidly. From direct actions such as arson to more indirect actions such as faulty wiring, defective appliances, negligent storage, faulty construction, negligent maintenance, and lack of fire detection devices and/or prevention equipment, careless and negligent action cause far too many fires that wrongfully kill people, severely injure others, and destroy property.  Residential fires and home fires (apartment fire, duplex fire, and house fire) can be especially devastating as they can cause serious injury or death as well as destroy a life time worth of possessions.

The Dangerous Combination of an Older Home With Aluminum Wiring and Defective Smoke Detectors Can Result In A Fatal Home Fire

Many older homes including apartments, houses, and condominiums built in the 1960s and 1970s have aluminum wiring.  According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, these homes have an increased risk of fire hazard as aluminum wiring can overheat and cause a fire.  This can turn into a fatal fire if the home does not have a working smoke detector.  This deadly combination can allow an accidental electrical fire in the wall of a home to spread undetected and cause smoke inhalation, serious burns, or even death.  Defective smoke detectors and smoke alarms are especially problematic because the hidden fire can rapidly spread while people are sleeping allowing smoke to fill up the home causing people and pets to pass out from smoke inhalation.  If you own or are thinking of buying or renting an older home it is important to know if you have aluminum wiring and if your home has working smoke detectors.  This knowledge can help avoid a fatal house fire or fire tragedy.  

For more information on this topic, please go to the following web page: Defective Smoke Detectors in Older Homes.

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