Danville Fire Attorneys
When a property owner or manager sets up safety measures for a building or complex, the proper installation and upkeep of fire alarms and fire safety devices should be a priority. Regardless of whether the property is used for residential or commercial purposes, a fire can break out anywhere and at any time. The resulting danger can cause life-threatening injuries for tenants or customers trapped in the building.
Contact the Danville fire attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today for more information regarding your rights and options if you or someone you love has been injured in a fire.
Fire Protection Measures
A property manager needs to establish basic fire safety devices around their building, as well as reduce the chance that a fire will cause a structural collapse. Without offering significant safety measures for those inside the building, the chances of reaching a safe distance before the fire worsens become increasingly slim. The following measures are important in providing protection from fires:
- Fire alarms
- Sprinkler systems
- Fire-resistant blankets
- Fire-resistant roofing to prevent collapse
- Unobstructed emergency exits
It is also important that the property manager provides access to a fire hydrant and a pathway for firefighters to reach the building in the case of a fire. Putting up unnecessary obstacles that hinder emergency responders can result in more severe injuries and potentially increased fatalities. Also, emergency exits should be clearly marked and easily accessible, as panicked patrons may rush towards these doors.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a fire due to the negligence of a property manager, legal action may be available against that individual or entity. To discuss the details of your claim with an experienced legal advocate, contact the Danville fire lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343.