Apartment Fire Injures 5 | Denver Personal Injury Lawyer

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KDVR.com reports that an apartment fire in Aurora has resulted in five hospitalizations, including three children, with smoke inhalation. The fire at the 1st Avenue Apartments at 1st Ave. and Kenton Street in Aurora was first reported in the wee hours of the morning. The fire took about forty minutes for firefighters to bring under control and destroyed two units and damaged three others out of sixteen in the complex. All sixteen units were evacuated. One resident said that there was a loud boom which shook her bed in the apartment next door to the one where the fire began. There appear to have been no serious injuries in the fire.

Have you been injured or lost significant property value in a home fire that was caused by someone else’s negligence? Contact an experienced Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options and protect your rights.

Home fires are a significant issue in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were over 369,000 homes structure fires in 2010, resulting in over 2600 civilian deaths and over 13,000 civilian injuries. Nearly as disquieting as the volume of injury from fire is the reported 6.9 billion dollars in direct property damage caused by those fires. Hopefully, most of those property owners had insurance to cover those costs. When it comes to apartment buildings, most building owners probably have insurance to cover the structure, but many renters do not carry insurance to protect their possessions in the event of fire. Many home fires are preventable, and in fact the NFPA lists some tips for preventing fires. However, in many cases, especially in an apartment building, the fire may have been started in one home and spread to other homes.

If you have been injured, lost possessions or had to repair structural damage that was caused by a home fire caused by the negligence of another person or company, this should not create a financial hardship for you. An experienced Denver personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for current as well as future medical bills relating to the fire, lost wages if you had to miss work, repair or replacement of damaged property, and potentially non-economic damages for pain and suffering in serious injury cases. Keith Fuicelli at Fuicelli and Lee, PC has the experience that matters when it comes to helping people return to normal life after a serious injury. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Keith at (303)355-7202.


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