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Silver Spring, MD Apartment Fire Claims Life of One Woman.

Silver Spring, MD Apartment Fire Claims Life of One Woman. (FoxBaltimore.com)

Could the death from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family.  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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An apartment fire in Silver Springs, MD early Saturday morning, November 28, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one person.

As reported by FoxBaltimore.com, “[o]n Saturday, at approximately 1:32 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to an apartment fire in the 15200 block of Elkridge Way in Leisure World.”

According to the report, “[a]t approximately 3:50 a.m., fire officials reported the building fire as a 3-alarm fire causing significant damage to apartment building.”

WUSA9.com is reporting, “initially no injuries were reported in the fire, but while working to account for all of the residents of the apartment building, firefighters discovered a woman dead in her apartment.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As the state fire marshal continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of the deceased victim may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of the deceased victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the family’s best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

 

Sandy, Utah Extended-Stay Motel Fire Leaves One Man in Critical Condition.

Sandy, Utah Extended-Stay Motel Fire Leaves One Man in Critical Condition. (GephardtDaily.com)

Could the injuries from this fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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A fire at a Sandy, Utah extended-stay motel Saturday night, November 14, 2020, caused injuries to one man.

As reported by GephardtDaily.com, “Sandy City fire crews and police responded to a fire Saturday night in an apartment at the Majestic Rockies Motel. The fire at the extended-stay motel, at 8901 S. State St., broke out about 9:30 p.m.”

ABC4.com is reporting, “[w]hen Sandy Fire arrived on scene they discovered a 44-year-old man inside the motel room…[the victim] was pulled out of the room with burns on his hands and face along with inhalation burns and flown to a nearby hospital.”

According to the report, “[t]he man is in the burn center in critical condition.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Our Legal Take

As the authorities continue their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the motel may have contributed to the injuries in this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the motel failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of a motel have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the motel be found at fault, the victim may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries and suffering. Financial recovery for such a claim could be substantial.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the victim best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Chicago, IL Apartment Building Fire Leaves One Woman in Critical Condition.

Chicago, IL Apartment Building Fire Leaves One Woman in Critical Condition. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the injuries from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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A fire at a Chicago, IL apartment building early Wednesday morning, November 11, 2020, caused injuries to one woman.

As reported by Chicago.CBSlocal.com, “[f]irefighters responded to the apartment fire at 524 W. 72nd St. just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. A 32-year-old woman was pulled from the burning building.”

According to the report, “[t]he 32-year-old woman is now in critical condition. Responders started performing CPR on her on the sidewalk before she was taken to a local hospital.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Our Legal Take

As the state fire marshal continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to the injuries in this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the victim may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries and suffering. Financial recovery for such a claim could be substantial.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the victim best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney (CLICK HERE)

DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Lansing, IL Apartment Fire Claims One Life, Others Injured.

Lansing, IL Apartment Fire Claims One Life, Others Injured. (NBCChicago.com)

Could the death and injuries from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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An apartment fire in Lansing, IL early Monday morning, November 2, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one person and injured others.

As reported by Chicago.CBSlocal.com, “[t]he fire started around 3:15 a.m. at a three-story apartment building on the 3000 block of Bernice Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames coming from multiple floors of the building.”

According to the report “Firefighters were able to rescue several people from the building, but…a 49-year-old woman who lives on the first floor of the building died from the fire.”

NBCChicago.com is reporting, “[o]ne person was taken to an area hospital after jumping out of a window and two others were taken for smoke inhalation…[t]wo police officers were also hospitalized for smoke inhalation but later released.”

Fire inspectors continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As authorities continues their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of the deceased victim may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering. In addition, any injured victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of the deceased victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the family’s best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

John Davis Tragically Losses Life in Barberton, OH Apartment Fire.

John Davis Tragically Losses Life in Barberton, OH Apartment Fire. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the death from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family.  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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An apartment fire in Barberton, OH early Friday morning, October 30, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one person.

As reported by Fox8.com, “[t]he fire broke out around 3:45 a.m. Friday in the 220 block of First St. NW.”

According to the report, “[f]irefighters rescued two people from the second floor of the apartment building.”

WKYC.com is reporting, “[o]ne person was rescued from the front porch, while John Davis was taken from the second story and rushed to Barberton Citizen’s Hospital. Unfortunately, he died there from his injuries at 4:45 a.m.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As the state fire marshal continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of John Davis may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of John Davis retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the family’s best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Amarillo, TX Apartment Fire Claims Life of One Person.

Amarillo, TX Apartment Fire Claims Life of One Person. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the death from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family.  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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An apartment fire in Amarillo, TX Monday afternoon, October 26, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one person.

As reported by NewsChannel10.com, “[a]round 4:22 p.m., the Amarillo Fire Department responded to a fire at the apartments. Crews arrived to find a moderate amount of smoke coming from an apartment. Crews entered the apartment and found a fire in the kitchen.”

MyHighPlains.com is reporting, “[o]ne person was found and removed through a bedroom window…and transported to Northwest Texas Healthcare.” Sadly, the person later succumbed to injuries at the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As the state fire marshal continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of the deceased victim may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of the deceased victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the family’s best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Joseph Thomas Tragically Losses life in Scranton, PA Apartment Fire; Two Others Injured.

Joseph Thomas Tragically Losses life in Scranton, PA Apartment Fire; Two Others Injured. (Fox56.com)

Could the death and injuries from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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An apartment fire in Scranton, PA Tuesday night, October 27, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one person.

As reported by Fox56.com, “[t]he fire broke out at…apartments on Pine St. at around 9 PM last night, with flames being visible from the sixth floor.”

WNEP.com is reporting, the fire “killed one man, injured two others, and forced more than 100 people from their homes.”

According to the report “63-year-old Joseph Thomas went into cardiac arrest when his apartment set fire.  He later died at the hospital…[t]wo other people, including Thomas’s caretaker, are hospitalized after being injured in the fire, no word on their conditions.”

Fire inspectors continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As authorities continues their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of Joseph Thomas may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering. In addition, any injured victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of Joseph Thomas retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the family’s best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Larry P. Arrasmith Tragically Losses Life in Paris, IL Apartment Fire.

Larry P. Arrasmith Tragically Losses Life in Paris, IL Apartment Fire. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the death from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

An apartment fire in Paris, IL Monday evening, October 19, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one person.

As reported by Prairiepress.com, “[t]he Paris Fire Department was dispatched at 4:55 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, to 507 S. Central for a reported structure fire…when the first unit arrived smoke was coming the first and second floors and the attic area.”

WCAI.com is reporting, “[a]rriving at the scene, Paris firefighters made entry into the apartment building. Crews were then told that all people inside the building, except for one, had been accounted for. That man was Larry P. Arrasmith, 54.”

According to the report “[Mr.] Arrasmith was reported missing Wednesday morning. After two days of searching debris from the fire, his remains were located by the Illinois State Fire Marshall on Wednesday afternoon.”

The State Fire Marshall’s office and the Paris Fire Department continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As authorities continues their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of Larry P. Arrasmith may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of Larry P. Arrasmith retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the family’s best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.
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