Kitchen Fires Are The Number One Cause of Home Fires & Home Injuries In The U.S.
Last year in the United States, fire departments responded to an estimated 172,100 home structure fires started by cooking activities; an average of 471 kitchen fires per day.
At the Morgan Law Group, our Florida insurance claim attorneys understand that accidents happen, and when your home, condominium, or business is damaged or destroyed by fire, it can be the start of a lengthy recovery process.
While we understand that cleaning up after fire damage can take time, an insurance claim delay or rejection should not be the reason you are waiting to get your kitchen and home back in working order.
How Many People Are Hurt In Kitchen Fires Each Year In The United States?
According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries in the U.S.
Over the past five years, cooking was the leading cause of:
- Reported home fires, accounting for 48% of all fires
- Home fire injuries, accounting for 45% of all fire injuries
- Second leading cause of home fire deaths, accounting for 21% of all fire fatalities
Each year, there is $1.1 billion in direct property damage caused by kitchen fires throughout the country, and if your insurance company delays or diminishes your claim, you can be left paying out of pocket to get your home back. At the Morgan Law Group, our Florida insurance claims lawyers have the experience and dedication you need to hold the insurance companies responsible for the coverage you pay for, so you can move forward with rebuilding your home.
Holidays Spur An Uptick In Kitchen Fires Throughout The Country
When family and friends gather for the holidays, the meal preparation increases in both volume and duration, which means the stove is almost always on.
During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, there is an increase in kitchen fires throughout the United States, which can leave families devastated while they are celebrating with their loved ones.
Often, the second injury comes when the insurance company denies their claim, leaving them with costly smoke and fire damage that requires professional restoration.
When you pay for insurance coverage year after year, and your insurance company delays, diminishes or denies your claim, our Florida insurance claims attorneys will provide the legal representation you need to pursue the best financial outcome available.
Kitchen Fires Require Financial Recovery: No Matter How Large or Small
If you have had a kitchen fire, and are unsure if you have a claim, contact our knowledgeable insurance claims lawyers at the Morgan Law Group today by calling (866) 547-3687 to schedule a free consultation. If we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees.