A 26 year old man was injured while attempting to escape his attic apartment during a fire. On the date of the fire, our client was a tenant living in an illegal attic apartment. The attic apartment had only a single exit (instead of two exits as required by the Massachusetts Building Code). On the night of the fire, the only exit stairway was engulfed in flames and our client was forced to jump out of the third floor attic window. He sustained a fractured left foot, fractured pelvis, left sacral fracture, fractures of the L4-L5 vertebrae and a non-displaced ulnar styloid fracture. We were able to recover against the landlord who had failed to maintain the building in compliance with the Massachusetts Building Code.

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