Man Died After Somers Home Fire Along Barlow Court
SOMERS, NEW YORK (December 26, 2022) – A Hudson Valley man has tragically died following a Somers home fire along Barlow Court, according to New York State Police.
Somers police officials are saying that the fire started just hours after Christmas. A fire started in the Hudson Valley home.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the fire to put it out. The fire was put out and officials found a man believed to be in his 70’s.
Sadly, he died due to the severity of his injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Somers Home Fires
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in building fires every year. According to one report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “Each year, an estimated 368,500 residential building fires were reported to fire departments within the United States from 2017 to 2019. These fires caused an estimated 2,770 deaths, 11,650 injuries and $8.1 billion in property loss.” There are numerous potential causes of building fires including:
- Cooking equipment
- Heating equipment
- Electrical equipment
Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous liable parties for a home fire. The company responsible for the electrical wiring for a home could be liable for a home fire. The family of any person that died in a home fire could seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Investigating A New York Home Fire
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