Ines Parra Died In Tragic Queens Apartment Fire After Possible Accident With Hot Plate In Woodhaven
QUEENS, NEW YORK (February 10, 2015) – A 48-year-old woman was tragically killed in a Queens apartment fire in a building with code violations.
Authorities have been able to identify the woman that died in the apartment fire as Ines Parra.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to rescue Ines Parra. She was found unconscious on the second floor of her Woodhaven apartment and rushed to Jamaica Hospital.
Unfortunately, she was later pronounced dead a the hospital. The Department of Buildings is saying that the homeowner defied code violations, including illegal conversions.
Penalties for all the violations are said to total $596,000. An investigation into the apartment fire that led to the death of Ines Parra remains ongoing.
LIABILITY IN APARTMENT FIRE ACCIDENTS
Building owners have a responsibility to their tenants and guests that come to maintain a reasonably safe environment. Buildings should be kept up to code and steps must be taken to remove foreseeable sources of harm on the property. The entrance way and exits of a building need to be unobstructed in the event of a fire. There should also be working smoke detectors to warn guests in the event of a fire. If a building owner fails to maintain a reasonably safe environment for their tenants, they may be held liable in the event of an accident. The victim of a house fire accident or their family may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic apartment fire that killed Ines Parra. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this property and what role code violations may have contributed to this tragedy. We encourage anyone with knowledge about the situation to reach out to investigators.
If you or someone that you love has been killed in an apartment fire you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We remain committed to helping achieve justice for our clients when they’ve been overlooked. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us (646) 846-4496.