San Jose Apartment Fire At Driftwood Manor Displaces 15 People And Leaves One Man Dead
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (December 26, 2018) – One person has died in an apartment complex fire at Driftwood Manor located on Blossom Hill Road.
San Jose authorities are saying that the accident took place around 4:00 a.m. at the apartment complex located on Blossom Hill Road.
Firefighters said that they could see smoke coming from the second floor of the apartment. They came across a man as the were putting out the fire.
They were able to pull the man out of the building and began CPR. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time into what may have cause the fire at the Driftwood Manor Apartments.
Liability In Apartment Fires
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to prevent accidents. The level of care that a property owner will owe to people depends on their “status.” For example, trespassers are typically owed little to no care. Patrons will typically be owed the most.
There are a number of measures that apartment owners should implement in order to prevent fires. The electrical circuits in a building should be done properly and by a professional. A number of fires start when faulty wiring comes into contact with an ignition source like gas. In the event of a fire, smoke detectors should be installed to warn residents about the danger. A premises liability attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know if your landlord violated any laws.
Investigating An Apartment Fire
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in the Driftwood Manor apartment complex fire. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those that were affected. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent similar accidents in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in an apartment fire you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys can examine your case and let you know what your rights are. We are committed to getting our clients justice and making our communities safer. Whether you need a free investigation into your case or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can always reach us at (888) 888-9285.