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$550,000 – Unsafe Premises

September 29th, 2011 Results,Uncategorized

We never gave up advocating for the surviving daughters of their hard working immigrant father who succumbed to injuries from a house fire in Queens.  The insurance company steadfastly refused to pay arguing that intoxication and smoking in bed caused the fire and that their father first survived but then voluntarily went back into the burning building to save a neighbor.  Using the legal doctrine of “Danger Invites Rescue”, we were able to secure a fair measure of justice because of an absentee landlord’s failure to have working smoke detectors, which our fire expert determined would have likely prevented the fire from spreading.