Atlanta Apartment Fire Lawyer
When you need an apartment fire attorney, you can rely on Jonathan W. Johnson, LLC to provide the expert counsel you need. Clients have relied on our expertise and experience since 1993.
We are a law firm that helps people injured in fires in apartments, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, condominiums, warehouses, and other business establishments. Many people are needlessly injured in such fires because landlords or operators did not obey the fire code and placed them at unnecessary risk. We also represent firefighters and emergency responders injured while responding to fires which were the result of negligence or arson.
Your initial consultation is free and without obligation. Should we proceed with a legal case, you will not be charged a fee unless your case is successful. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t delay – contact us today for a free consultation.
Prepared for Trial
While most personal injury cases are resolved through direct negotiations with an insurance company, sometimes a matter cannot be satisfactorily settled without going to court. Should your case require a trial, Jonathan W. Johnson, LLC may enlist experts in medicine, forensics, engineering or other fields to aggressively represent your legal interests in the courtroom, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Help Through the Legal Maze
There is no substitute for enlisting the aid of a competent, professional law firm to guide you through the intricacies of the complex legal system and to advocate on your behalf. You will find that Jonathan W. Johnson, LLC’s commitment to quality representation begins with prompt responses to your inquiries, complete explanations of your choices and thorough preparation of your case.
Counsel You Can Trust
When the time comes to make legal decisions that will affect your future, you can rely on Jonathan W. Johnson, LLC to focus on your needs and goals and to represent you aggressively, fairly and ethically. Our track record and reputation for excellence in Georgia has grown out of our dedication to building long-lasting client relationships.
Call today for an initial consultation. There is never a charge or obligation for us to review your situation and determine how we can help.
Most apartment fires result because the landlord was not following the fire code, or because the landlord was permitting other occupants of the apartment to violate the fire code. These violations can be identified and proved with the right professionals.
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Landlords who are negligent in maintaining their buildings are liable for damages to those who they injure or kill. Damages which may be recovered include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium for injury to a spouse. If someone is killed as a result of an apartment fire, their survivors may be entitled the “full value of the life” of their family member. In many cases injuries are sustained when tenants or guests leap from high level balconies to escape fires. Loss of personal property may also be recovered. In most cases, damages caused by apartment fires are covered by liability insurance. We are able to assist clients in determining the amount of available insurance coverage and presenting claims to insurance carriers to see if they can be resolved short of trial. In the event a settlement cannot be reached, we are able to take your case to trial.
Fires, Explosions and Burns May Be Caused By Such Problems As:
Unsafe products, including flammable furniture, bedding, defective portable heaters, faucets and other defective products that are fire, explosion, burn or scald hazards
Failure to install or maintain safety equipment such as smoke detectors, alarms and sprinklers
Failure to safely install electrical wiring or gas lines
Failure to “odorize” LP/natural gas
Failure to provide appropriate warnings and instructions
Failure to comply with federal, state or local safety codes
Improper Use of Cooking Devices
Improper use of small, open flame ignition sources such as candles, lighters and matches
Failure to properly mark emergency exits.
In most cases, the cause and origin of the fire is determined by the local fire marshall, but on occasion it is necessary to retain our own cause and origin expert witnesses to determine the cause of a fire.
Local Hospital Visits
We are able to come to your hospital, and have often gone to area hospitals such as Grady Memorial Hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center, Dekalb Medical Center, Emory University Hospital, Kennestone Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, Rockdale County Hospital, Douglas County Hospital, Cobb Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital, Henry Medical Center, Newnan Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Regional Hospital, Piedmont Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Shepherd Center, Southern Regional Medical Center, Spalding Regional Hospital, as well as all other Georgia treatment facilities.
Types of Injuries
We have assisted clients with wrongful death cases, burn injuries, smoke inhalation, brain injury cases, closed head injury cases, fractured arms, fractured legs, fractured hips, and internal organ injuries. We are also able to represent clients for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Loss of Consortium
A person married to someone injured in an accident may recover for loss of consortium, which is damage done to the marital relationship due to the injury.