After a tragic fire that killed his three daughters, a man is filing a wrongful death claim against the city along with several other defendants. On Christmas morning in Stamford, Connecticut last year, a fire burst into flames creating a firetrap with no smoke detectors or fire alarms to alert the victims. The three girls died before they were able to escape the home.
The premises liability wrongful death claim alleges that the fire was the result of negligent construction and the city’s failure to properly inspect and issue building permits. According to the complaint:
Any injury or death resulting from failed maintenance or dangerous premises can give rise to a legal cause of action against any responsible individuals or entities . According to the lawsuit, there were five named defendants, including the city of Stamford, a contractor, the architect, electrician, and general contractor listed on the building permit of the home. The associated companies of the defendants were also listed.
Source: Connecticut Post, “Father Files Lawsuit in Christmas Day Fire,” Jeff Morganteen, July 11, 2012.
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