Premises Liability Claims Involving Fire
Property owners in the Columbia area are under an obligation to maintain their property and to do everything they reasonably can to prevent a fire from ever starting on their property. However, some property owners fail to take the precautionary measures they need to in order to prevent fires, sometimes resulting in devastating consequences. Under these circumstances, property owners may typically be held liable for any damages resulting from their negligence.
Common Causes of Fire
While there may be very little a property owner could do to prevent some fires, others may be found to be the direct result of his or her negligence. Among the most commonly cited causes of fires include:
- Faulty or exposed electrical wiring
- Outlets that are not working correctly
- Natural gas leaks
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their properties in order to prevent hazardous situations that may result in a fire. If a fire does result directly from a property owner’s failure to uphold his or her safety obligations, financial compensation may be pursued by those injured in the incident.
Consult with a Columbia Premises Liability Lawyer
At the Goings Law Firm, LLC, our Columbia premises liability lawyers understand the great challenges that can result from injuries sustained in a fire. We work diligently on behalf of our clients to hold property owners in Columbia responsible for the damages their negligence caused, and we may also be able to fight for your rights and interests. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our personal injury lawyers, please call our Columbia offices at (803) 350-9230 today.