Whether out in the woods or in your own kitchen, fires can do incalculable damage to any human, building, or object that gets in their way. If someone else’s negligence caused the fire to start and/or to get out of control, they may owe you monetary compensation.
A Southern California fire accident and injury attorney from our KJT Law Group can help you find the person or organization responsible for your injuries. Call us at (818) 507-8525 when you are ready to begin.
The USFA reports that heating was the number one cause of fires in residential homes in the United States from 2017 to 2019. The second most common cause was cooking.
Each year, heating fires accounted for:
Those who do not have or cannot afford heating in their home may turn to small, portable heaters for warmth. Unfortunately, the use of these heaters can be devastating and even deadly, particularly if you place the heater too close to flammable materials (e.g., a blanket or clothing).
Recreational vehicles (RVs) are designed to act like a home on the road. As such, they contain the types of flammable materials you would expect in both a car (gasoline, engine oil) and a house (stove, cooking oil).
The three-year period from 2018 to 2020 saw over 4,200 RV fires in the U.S., which caused hundreds of injuries and over $60.3 million in property damage.