Lack of Self Closing Doors
The New York City Administrative Code requires that certain doors be “self-closing” and to be of a certain fireproof construction. These requirements are in place to help contain building fires and to slow their spread. Unfortunately, not all buildings in New York City have doors that meet these standards, and thus fires in these buildings are able to grow in size and intensity. This creates an excessively dangerous situation for firefighters.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo represents firefighters who are injured in the line of duty, including in building fires that were allowed to spread because doors did not meet the applicable code. If you think that you may have such a claim, please contact us immediately to speak with an experienced attorney.