Despite the chilly temperatures — including rare snow here in Vegas — this winter has been a hot one for Nevada fire accidents. Several random blazes have confounded firefighters in Northern Nevada, while Southern Nevada residents worry about possible Clark County fire station closures.
And downtown in our city, a Las Vegas apartment fire has left two Nevadans without a roof over their head after a candle started a fire that consumed the residence. One woman suffered serious burn injuries to her hands and is receiving treatment. Several pet cats perished in the fire, and the total cost of the Las Vegas fire accident is estimated at $25,000.
In this case, initial investigations suggest that the fire was an accident and that damage was limited. However, incidents like this one can easily escalate into major disasters, with serious personal injury liability implications for those involved. If negligence or reckless behavior caused the fire, the person(s) responsible can be sued for civil damages including a lawsuit for Nevada wrongful death. And when a landlord or property manager fails to maintain updated safety equipment and protocols, s/he can face premises liability action.
If you or a loved one have been harmed in a Nevada fire or explosion accident and you need legal guidance, make an appointment with our experienced Nevada personal injury lawyers. We offer free consultations and have two offices to accommodate you. Experience is the Difference — call us today.