Brooklyn, NY – Three Hurt in Apartment Fire on Fort Hamilton PkwyNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (September 26, 2023) – A structure fire was reported to fire crews, police, and paramedics in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, September 26. At approximately 3:27 p.m., emergency responders went to the scene to help the people involved.
Fire crews went to the site of the blaze along with EMS, located in the 8000 block of Fort Hamilton Parkway. The fire was confirmed in an apartment complex on the parkway.
Three individuals were found with injuries as a result of the fire. They were treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital for further care. Their names have not been reported at this time.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
No further information has been reported at this time.
New York Structure Fires
Hundreds of deaths related to structure fires occur every year in the state of New York. Anytime a structure catches fire, its occupants are at risk of being severely burned or sustaining injuries related to smoke inhalation. Some of these injuries are so severe they end in death for those affected. Those victimized by structure fires also experience injuries related to breathing in toxic chemicals and other dangerous substances.
A few of the most common causes of structure fires, including building, house, and apartment fires, include:
- Outdated electrical wiring
- Faulty appliances
- Obstructed chimney flues
- Improperly installed/damaged gas lines
- Malfunctioning furnaces/boilers
Along with determining the cause of their, it is also essential to figure out whether the action or inaction of another person or party took part in contributing to the fire itself or the ability of the occupants to safely leave the premises.
Some of the factors often investigated by New York fire injury lawyers include:
- If the proper fire safety gear was present
- If the owner of the property complied with fire and building codes
- If the fireplaces and vents were properly maintained
- If fire escapes/exits were functioning properly
- If fire doors were usable
- If smoke detectors were in working order
- If fire walls were properly built/in place
If a fire or the ability to safely react to a fire was caused by the action/inaction of a third party, an injured victim who was hurt in any related fire incident may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party.
It is not uncommon for individuals to be victimized by hazardous accidents caused by the reckless behavior of property owners, building managers, and the like. When this occurs, the appropriate response may be to file a claim against the party at-fault.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you. We only collect payment if you are able to get the financial compensation you need and deserve that can help you recover from your injuries and losses. Our firm has been in the business of helping injured crash victims recover for decades, and will stop at nothing to get you the compensation you need and deserve during this trying time. Call us as soon as you can to learn more.