Factory Owner Denies Negligence After Mill Burns Down.

In addition to their potential to cause injury, fires bring all sorts of legal problems into the fold. There are insurance claims to be made, and if the fire was substantial enough, it is likely that there will be an investigation to ascertain whether or not the fire was started with criminal intent, by negligent behavior, or was just a blameless accident. If a fire does break out and causes harm to you or a loved one, it would be wise to contact an expert fire injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

After Shuford Mills, located in Penrose, North Carolina, burned down last summer, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Inc. paid over $2.5 million for raw materials, equipment, and computers that had been destroyed in the fire. Now, Firemand’s Fund is suing the owner of Shuford Mills, whose negligent behavior they claim was the proximate cause of the fire.

According to the allegations of the lawsuit, the owner of the farm did not properly maintain the sprinkler equipment, nor did he obey a Fire Marshall’s orders for constant surveillance once a defect in the system was discovered. The owner has responded by citing the fact that he submitted a report to Shuford Yarns, the company that owns the equipment desotryed in the fire, about the sprinkler system malfunctions, and was awaiting parts to fix the sprinklers when the fire occurred, and that Shuford Yarns elected to have the equipment remain in the building despite the risk due to the faulty sprinkler system. No one was injured in the fire.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a fire, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert fire accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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