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10 People Injured In Bronx Apartment Fire

Bronx Apartment Fire That Injured 10 People Blamed on Lithium-Ion Battery

10 People Injured In Bronx Apartment Fire

BRONX, NEW YORK (May 30, 2024) – At least 10 people were injured in a three-alarm fire at a Bronx apartment building, according to the FDNY.

New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 2:20 p.m. on Monday. A fire broke out in the building on the first floor.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the fire in order to help all of the victims. A total of 10 people were injured.

Investigators believe that the fire was caused by lithium-ion batteries in e-bikes. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Bronx Apartment Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are used in a variety of different products, including cell phones and bikes. But many of these batteries are not made particularly well and are susceptible to malfunctioning. Problems with some of the batteries have led to them overheating, catching fire, and exploding. In 2021, e-bike batteries caused over 55 fires in New York City alone. There are a number of reasons that lithium-ion batteries may catch fire.

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design flaws
  • Improper usage
  • Charger issues

The company that manufactured an e-bike could be liable for a fire that leads to death or injury. Companies have a legal obligation to create products that are reasonably safe. A company could be liable for the design, manufacturing, or marketing defects associated with their product. Victims of apartment fires tend to suffer very serious injuries.

  • Burn injuries
  • Lung damage
  • Brain injuries
  • Organ damage

There could potentially be numerous liable parties for any apartment fire. Building owners across New York have a legal obligation to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition. This includes complying with all fire safety codes. Any person who is injured in an apartment fire may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A premises liability attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York City E-Bike Fires

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Bronx apartment fire. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong so that similar incidents can be prevented.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bronx apartment fire? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help you. We are committed to getting accident victims the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.