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Birmingham Retirement Facility Suffers Fire Damage

A Birmingham apartment building for retirees was seriously damaged in a fire, causing 80 residents to evacuate. Though no lives were lost in the fire, the age of the tenants has complicated its aftermath.

According to a WIAT.com report, many of the buildings’ residents are on medications and special diets. Firefighters saved what medications they could, and the Red Cross has stepped in to find temporary housing, but there are still concerns about the resident’s will do while the building is repaired. Because most of the residents are on a fixed income, they have limited means with which to secure long term housing.

When we place our elderly loved ones in a retirement facility, we trust that they’ll be safe and well cared for. If you or a family member is injured in a fire or any other type of accident, the physical injuries may only be part of your or their future difficulties. An accident can also result in serious financial injuries, including:

  • Outstanding medical bills, including surgeries, hospitalization, medication, and emergency room fees.
  • The cost of a personal nurse or assistant during recovery.
  • Relocation costs for the injured.
  • Replacement of lost property, such as clothing, furniture, etc.

When facing the physical and financial issues of an accident, it’s a good idea to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer.

The expert legal team at the Guster Law Firm, LLC has successfully represented many Alabama accident victims. We are aggressive, tenacious, and will take a personal interest in your case.

You can reach us at (205) 386-6844

Source: http://wiat.com/2015/10/26/birmingham-fire-department-working-commercial-fire-downtown/