NEW YORK, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A mother and her teenage son are fighting for their lives after their Bronx building broke out in flames, NY Daily News reported. ("Mom, Teenage Son in Critical Condition After Pulled From Blaze in Bronx Building; 18 Others Injured, February 8, 2016). According to the report, firefighters pulled the woman, aged 35, and her son, 14, from a burning bedroom and locked bathroom on Sunday. FDNY officials stated that the two were listed in critical condition at Lincoln Medical Center. Witnesses stated that the mother was initially unresponsive and thought to be dead but that rescue workers were able to revive her.
It took firefighters about an hour to control the blaze, which also left 18 others injured. Witnesses described hearing several calls for help and an intense chaos enveloping the scene. The fire took place around 12:30 in the afternoon and the Morrisania section of the Bronx, according to the FDNY. Among the injured were children, elderly residents, and firefighters. Authorities have yet to determined what started the fire.
"First of all, let us express our hopes that the two victims in critical condition fully recover," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "Secondly we should all laud the efforts of New York City's Bravest for doing all they could to control the blaze and rescue those who were trapped inside. These brave rescue workers ran into the fire and saved potentially 20 lives. We are grateful to have such brave and dedicated New Yorkers who are willing to risk their lives to save others."
"At this point, it is difficult to say much else about the fire until we know for sure what cause it. Nonetheless, anyone who is the victim of a fire or their loved one should contact an attorney right away to find out how to start protecting their rights. At the end of the day, victims should not be left to fend for themselves, and having the right legal help is the best possible way to know how to receive the compensation you deserve. Even while an investigation is pending, a lawyer will be able to best prepare you for how to pursue your rights going forward. And remember, a personal injury attorney will not charge for a consultation, and you only ever pay a fee if you win, so there is no reason not to call a lawyer right away."
If you or a loved one has suffered and injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a building accident in New York, you should contact a New York Building Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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