One Man Was Killed In An Accident After A Fire Broke Out At A Vacant Building In Sun Valley
SUN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (May 22, 2019) – One man has died after a fire broke out at a vacant commercial building located on 8165 North Sunland Boulevard.
Sun Valley police are saying that the fire started around 4:00 a.m. Firefighters encountered downed power lines when they arrived.
They started throwing water through the windows so that they could make their way inside. Firefighters were able to locate a man in the building, but he later died due to his injuries.
An investigation into the Los Angeles fire remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Building 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.”
If a fire was caused by downed power lines, a utility company could potentially face liability for the accident. The family of a victim that died in a fire may have the ability to recover damages through a civil claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can begin taking steps to make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After A Building Fire
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