September 22, 2006

Families seek justice after fatal Rogers Park fire

by Levin & Perconti

The families that lost six children in a Rogers Park apartment fire earlier this month are seeking justice by suing the building’s owner and management company. Represented by the law firm of Levin & Perconti , the victims contend that the building’s landlord was negligent in failing to keep the building in a reasonably safe condition. Tragically, the fire department did not find smoke detectors in the apartment unit. Also, the families had lost power in their unit even though they were disputing charges on their electric bill at the time. The complaint filed by the law firm of Levin & Perconti alleges a lack of working smoke detectors in addition to other fire hazards present in the building.

The families are struggling to get back to their normal routines after enduring this tragedy. Last week, more than 1,200 mourners filled a Rogers Park church for the children’s funeral. This week, two children-survivors from the fire were released from the hospital.

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