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Five Injured In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Apartment Fire

Cause of Apartment Fire In Cypress Hills Remains Under Investigation

Five Injured In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Apartment Fire

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (May 23, 2023) – At least five people were injured in a Cypress Hills, Brooklyn apartment fire at six story building on Arlington Avenue.

New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:40 p.m. on Sunday. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.

At least five people were taken to the hospital. One person had major injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Brooklyn Apartment Fires

Lithium ion battery explosions are one of the leading causes of apartment fires in NYC. Problems with some of the batteries have led to them overheating, catching fire and exploding. So far this year e-bike batteries have 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
  • Low-quality components

Building owners in New York have a legal responsibility to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition. This must be done for the protection of everyone on a property whose presence is reasonably foreseeable. If an apartment in New York lacked required fire safety measures, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in an apartment fire may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.

Investigating A Brooklyn Car Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Cypress Hills apartment fire? Our team of premises liability attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.