Apartment Fire In Long Beach Left One Person Injured On 4200 Block of East Fifth Street
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (March 20, 2019) – At least one person was injured in an apartment fire by East Fifth Street.
Long Beach authorities are saying that the accident took place around 4:19 p.m. The person that was injured was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
There is no word yet on what may have caused the accident.
Liability In Apartment Fires
Property owners have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable sources of harm. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
This includes taking measures to (1) prevent fires and (2) warns residents in the event of a fire. Smoke detectors should be in working order and the building should be constructed of non-flammable materials. Any person that is injured in an apartment fire may have the ability to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. A premises liability attorney can investigate your claim and let you know what your options are.
Investigating An Apartment Fire
Have you or someone that you love been involved in an apartment fire in Long Beach. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help you. We can take steps to make sure that you receive compensation for your injuries. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help with medical bills we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.