Man Died In Sacramento Apartment Fire By The Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and 43rd Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 5, 2019) – One man is dead after an apartment fire on the south side of Sacramento.
A good Samaritan noticed that the unit above his was in flames. He rushed in to help his neighbor who was unconscious.
Despite life-saving efforts, he later died at the scene. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Apartment Fires
Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner. 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.” There are a number of safety measures necessary in the event of a fire:
- The building should have working fire alarms
- Exits should be properly illuminated and unobstructed
- Depending on the height of the building fire escapes may be necessary
The family of any person that died in an accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages may include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can let you know what your legal options are. An attorney can make sure that evidence is being preserved and that your rights are being protected.
Investigating An Apartment Fire
If you or someone that you love has been injured in an apartment fire you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need more information about an incident or just have legal questions we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.