As a college town, Athens has an abundance of apartment buildings and hotels. The owners of these buildings have a responsibility to keep the college students and other residents staying at these establishments safe, especially from fire. When negligence occurs and a fire spreads through these buildings, many people are put in jeopardy of injury and death. It is our job at Burnside Law Firm to represent victims of fires in hotels and apartments in Athens, and we will help get them the compensation they deserve for their injuries or losses.
Every year thousands of college students descend upon Athens, looking for adequate housing in local apartment buildings while they pursue their education. It should be expected that these buildings are safe and maintained to the highest standard. The same is true for hotels. Fire and building codes need to be met, as well as ongoing maintenance to ensure fire safety. If a fire occurs, those inside can be exposed to smoke inhalation, burns, crushing injuries and may even face death. Premises liability claims can be an option for victims to be compensated for fire losses and injuries that occurred due to no fault of their own.
Have You Been Seriously Injured in an Apartment or Hotel Fire?
Being the victim of a hotel or apartment fire can be a frightening and painful experience. If you were injured in an apartment or hotel fire in Athens, you may be able to pursue compensation from the building owner through a premises liability claim. This can cover costs related to your injury, including medical care, rehabilitation, lost wages and other expenses.
Burnside Law Firm is your source for compassionate, experienced legal help for college students and residents in Athens injured in a hotel or apartment fire. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to learn more about filing a premises liability claim for compensation.