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One of the most unpredictable, yet devastating, accidents you can find yourself in involves fire. Most of the time, this happens in a house fire, and it not only upends your life, it can leave you and others seriously injured.

According to a story from WKYT, the Lexington Fire Department (LFD) responded to the scene of a serious house fire on Pierson Street around 12:15 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024. When they arrived, heavy flames and smoke had already engulfed the home. Of the eight people that lived in the house, three were adults and five were children. One child and one adult are in critical condition, and were transported to a burn unit in Ohio. Three other children were transported to University of Kentucky Hospital with serious injuries. The source and cause of the fire accident is still under investigation with the LFD.

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Who is Responsible For a Fire Accident?

It can be tough to think about, but when there’s a fire that leaves you or someone you care about injured, you have legal rights and options. This does depend on the situation, but if the fire was caused by negligence, you can file an injury claim. In most cases, this is going to involve establishing that:

  • Someone violated their duty of care to keep you and others safe.

With that in mind, the following parties could be liable for your damages in a fire:

  • Property owners or landlords if there’s a house fire or fire at a business or property
  • Other tenants or private individuals
  • Product manufacturers
  • Contractors or maintenance workers


No matter who is responsible, a fire is extremely dangerous. Not only that, but the story above shows the typical severe nature of many injuries. Most often, it results in the following potential injuries you have to deal with:

  • Burns
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Broken bones and other injuries from falling objects
  • Respiratory and skin injuries from chemicals 
  • Heat stroke 
  • Emotional trauma

A fire accident differs from others in that it usually requires an extensive investigation to figure out why it happened and who ultimately caused it. Still, working with our team of Lexington premises liability lawyers can provide you with the support and guidance you need to start your recovery.

Turn to Kaufman & Stigger After a Lexington Fire Accident

While not as common as car accidents or slip-and-falls, fire accidents in Lexington often cause severe and long-lasting injuries. These injuries bring physical and emotional pain, resulting in high medical costs, lost wages, and lasting psychological distress that can greatly impact your life.

If you’ve been injured in a fire due to someone’s negligence, it’s important to get help from our legal team. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we understand the difficulties associated with these injuries. Our experienced Lexington premises liability lawyers have dealt with many fire injury claims. Contact us today for a free consultation.