Tragic Apartment Fire Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit
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The laws of negligence assign liability to anyone who acts unreasonably and carelessly, causing injury and harm to another person. In most cases, there is no need for the responsible party to have acted intentionally, so long as their actions represent a deviation from
Under this system, a representative for the deceased must still prove that negligence
In one recent case, which actually occurred in nearby Magnolia, Arkansas, a Texas woman is suing an apartment complex on behalf of her deceased brother, who tragically perished in a fire at the complex in
According to the allegations, none of the smoke alarms were operational in the building, so the victim was never alerted that a fire was underway. For this reason, the plaintiff alleges, the building owners should be held responsible for the death of the victim, citing the non-operational smoke detectors and the actual and proximate causes of his death. In a case such as this, the plaintiff would undoubtedly need the assistance of a forensic fire expert to determine whether the lack of operational smoke alarms would have made the difference between the victim surviving or not – which would ultimately be the pivotal issue for the jury to decide following the wrongful death trial.
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