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Injuries Caused by Smoke Inhalation

Property fires result in thousands of injuries and deaths every year in the United States. In order to protect inhabitants, visitors, and other guests from these devastating repercussions, property owners must take steps to prevent or at least control fires. If they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for any ensuing damages, including injuries caused by smoke exposure and inhalation.

The Consequences of Smoke Exposure

Although many people are severely injured in the course of fires due to building collapse or the fire itself, the smoke produced by the fire is actually one of the most dangerous threats to a person’s health. When a fire breaks out, smoke can quickly spread throughout the area before the fire even becomes a considerable danger. If a person isn’t able to escape before inhaling too much smoke, he or she may be left with health issues including the following:

  • Lung and respiratory system damage
  • Ongoing coughing fits
  • Vocal cord damage
  • Brain damage
  • Coma

Tragically, smoke inhalation is primary cause of fire-related death. However, even if a person survives his or her exposure to smoke, the individual can face permanent lung and vocal cord damage.

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Smoke inhalation injuries can leave you facing physical pain, emotional trauma, and even financial frustrations due to medical bills and treatment costs. However, if a negligent property owner is found to be at fault for the fire, he or she may be obligated to cover the costs associated with your accident. For more information about premises liability laws regarding fire, contact an attorney from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770 today.

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