Warehouse Fire Kills Over 30 People
A warehouse fire broke out in Oakland, California out on December 2, taking the lives of more than 30 people. The warehouse, referred to as the “Ghostship”, was a work-live that was home to more than two dozen people. Dance parties were frequently held are the warehouse in an effort to keep the costs of rent down. On the night of the blaze, a party was being held on the warehouse’s upper floor.
Permits that were issued to the building allowed for its use only as a warehouse, as reported by the City of Oakland. In past months, the city received numerous complaints of debris surrounding the building. Other complaints were filed alleging unapproved construction of structures. It has also been reported that the warehouse only had two exits and lacked a warehouse fire sprinkler system.
Property owners and occupiers have a duty to maintain their property so that it is reasonably safe for people who come onto the property. The duty may even extend to inspecting for and curing certain defects and unsafe conditions. When a person, legally and on the property, is injured or is killed as a result of a condition that the owner or occupier knew or should have known about, the owner and occupier may be held accountable.
Injured Or Killed In A Fire
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a fire in Missouri, you may be able to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for failing to keep their property safe. Steve Sanders is a civil prosecutor located in Kansas City, Missouri. Our firm does thinks of “justice” primarily in accountability and responsibility terms. We see “justice” as holding responsible parties accountable, motivating them to change their ways, endeavoring to ensure that they don’t harm, maim, or kill someone else’s loved one, and holding them responsible to pay the full compensation clients need to rebuild and move forward with their lives. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.