Seven families have been displaced after a fire ripped through the entire first floor of an apartment complex in La Marque in the early morning hours on Wednesday. According to officials from the La Marque Fire department, the fire at the 1700 block of FM-519 began just before 3 a.m. Most of the residents of the building were asleep when the fire broke out. Neighbors said that they checked all of the units by knocking on each door to insure no one had been left inside. The Red Cross was called to the scene of the fire to assist the displaced families in locating housing. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation Fires can be devastating. They often cause serious destruction of property, loss of jobs and ways to earn a living. Fires can also cause serious personal injuries such as burns or even be a cause of death. Picking up the pieces of your life after a fire, whether it is your home or a business that has been damaged or destroyed, the experience can be both devastating and time consuming. Any firefighter can tell you that fires can be caused by any number of reasons. You need three elements for there to be a fire: fuel, oxygen and a spark. If a fire is deprived of any one of all three of these essential elements, a fire doesn’t happen or it will go out. Some of the causes of fires are attributed to include:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Defective appliances or equipment
- Chemical reactions from solvents and cleaners
- Cooking or grease fires on a kitchen stove or grill
- A natural gas leak
- Flammable objects such as clothing or other combustibles too close to heat sources.
- Negligence with flames, lighters or cigarettes
After a fire, you and your family may have to find another place for you and your family to live. If the fire happened at your place of business, you may be off the job for an extended period of time that can last days, weeks or even months while the business is rebuilt. If you have been injured as the result of a fire, recovery can make the process take even longer. Medical costs that come from treatment of burns, rehabilitation and physical therapy as well as constructive surgery may also be needed before there is a complete recovery from your injuries. Those expenses that surround such care can add up quickly and can become overwhelming. After a fire, may insurance companies and their attorneys will want you settle your claim quickly. Most often, they will come to you with offers for settlement that are most advantageous to their clients and investors. You need to have a Houston attorney who is experienced in injury law in the Texas courts that will stand behind you and protect your best interests. We have successfully represented clients getting them the compensation they deserve and we are here to do the same for you. If you have suffered in a fire, and before you sign anything or accept any kind of settlement, give our offices a call. We will match you with one of our experienced lawyers. They will take the time to listen to the details of your specific case and will outline ways for you to get the most in terms of financial compensation for any injuries, damages, pain and suffering or even wrongful death due to a fire. You deserve to be justly compensated for your losses. Get compensation for what your case is really worth. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is confidential, free and without obligation.