FDNY Looking Into Whether Lithium Ion Battery Involved In Midwood Apartment Fire
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (November 26, 2023) – At least three people were injured in a Midwood, Brooklyn apartment fire at a high rise apartment building.
New York City police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the scene after getting reports about a fire on the fourth floor.
The fire forced numerous residents out of their apartment. Three people were injured in the Midwood fire and two of them required hospitalization.
New York City Fire Department officials found a lithium ion battery at the scene and are looking into whether or not it was involved in the fire.
Liability For New York City Apartment Fires
There have been many issues with the way lithium ion batteries have been manufactured for numerous products including scooters and bikes. Problems with some of the batteries have led to them overheating, catching fire and exploding. In 2021, 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
Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous liable parties for any apartment fire. Companies that manufacture lithium ion batteries could be liable. Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to make products that are reasonably safe. If a company makes an unsafe product that leads to a fire, this could lead to a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in an apartment fire may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating New York City Apartment Fires
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Midwood apartment fire. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Midwood apartment fire? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.