Fatal Riverdale Apartment Fire May Be Result of Faulty Furnace


March 02, 2011

A fatal fire that consumed parts of a Riverdale apartment complex claimed the lives of two people believed to be a couple that lived in an apartment in the complex prior to a pending eviction process. Firefighters discovered two bodies after extinguishing the fire in the apartment complex. The bodies were found in the same unit after the early morning fire at the Chateau Forest complex on Chateau Lane.

The fire badly damaged the building, and others within the building had their property destroyed. While the fire is still under investigation, fire department officials indicated that the fire seems to have originated in a furnace. Many people are injured each year in fires and suffer significant injuries including severe burns, which are amongst the most painful types of injuries. Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the U.S. If you or someone you love has suffered serious burns or other severe injuries in a fire caused by the careless or intentional actions of a third party, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Defective heaters (including space heaters) and furnaces are a common cause of fires in apartments and other residential dwellings. Property owners and property management companies have a responsibility to comply with proper building and safety laws and regulations, and a failure to do so may be the basis for liability. Some common causes of burn injuries include:

• Failure to install properly functioning smoke detectors

• Defective furnaces and space heaters

• Scald injuries from hot liquid

• Failure to comply with building codes and fire codes

• Inadequate electrical wiring

• Improper fireproofing of clothing

The Georgia fire accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates will take the necessary steps to investigate your claim and pursue compensation from responsible parties. Our Georgia burn attorneys will pursue your claim by investigating the cause and origin of the fire, which can include collecting and analyzing evidence and testing products and materials involved in the fire. Montlick and Associates will fight for compensation for your burn injuries or your loved ones death caused by a third party's negligent or intentional actions or a defective product.

Our Georgia fire accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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