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Two People Injured In Bronx Apartment Fire

New York Fire Department Investigating Bronx Fire That Injured Two People At Apartment Along Metropolitan Oval

Two People Injured In Bronx Apartment Fire

BRONX, NEW YORK (May 23, 2024) – Two people were injured in a Bronx apartment building on Metropolitan Oval, not far from Wood Road.

New York City officials are saying that the collision took place around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. A fire broke out on the seventh floor of the apartment building.

FDNY officials were called to the scene in order to help the victim. At least two people were injured and taken to the hospital.

A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New York City Apartment Fires

Residential fires remain a leading cause of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “One- and two-family home fires account for 59.1% of civilian deaths and 54.3% of injuries. Apartment structure fires account for 12.4% of deaths and 20.8% of injuries. For overall home fires, the 2022 rate of 7.5 deaths per 1,000 reported home fires was 6% higher than the rate of 7.1 in 1980, but a decrease of 5% from 2021.” There are many common causes of apartment fires.

  • Cooking accidents
  • Heating equipment
  • Electrical problems
  • Faulty appliances

Depending on the facts of any case, the owner of an apartment building could be liable for a fire. Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their buildings in a reasonably safe condition. This includes being compliant with all NYC fire codes. Failure to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition could form the basis of a negligence claim. For example, a building may have lacked the required smoke detectors or sprinklers. Victims of apartment fires tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Lung damage
  • Burn juries
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Death

The vast majority of apartment fires are preventable. It is important to determine why any fire took place. There could be some negligence in how a fire started. For example, a fire may have started due to faulty electrical wiring. There may also be negligence by a building owner who fails to follow safety codes. Any person injured in an apartment fire may be able to seek some level of justice through a civil claim.

Getting Legal Help After New York City Apartment Fires

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the people injured in this Bronx apartment fire. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the NYFD. It is our hope that steps are taken to make this building safer.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bronx apartment fire? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that inmates 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.

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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.