Each year, many people are injured in an apartment fire at no fault of their own.
Often, it’s the delay of smoke alarms to alert tenants of a fire in the building. This comes as a direct result and negligence of the property owner. Each complex must abide by standard codes for fire safety and the complex owner should not take this lightly.
Unfortunately, most complex owners are trying to keep their costs down by any means necessary and that includes not taking the proper precautions of maintaining smoke alarms throughout the complex.
Below are a few tips about what you need to know when it comes to your safety and your protection while living in a multi-family building.
As required by code:
It is the responsibility of the property owner to install, replace, test, inspect and maintain appropriate smoke alarms in compliance with applicable codes and manufacturer’s requirements.
As soon as it is safe to return, document and investigate the damage from the fire. This should include:
If you have been injured in an apartment fire due to the delay in warning devices by your complex, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free case evaluation with an experienced attorney, please call Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys at 248-531-8665.Share this Article