2018-05-03T17:50:00+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202

Are you wondering if you have a personal injury or wrongful death case against a hotel, motel or ski resort? Our lawyers handle cases involving burns, fires and explosions.

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A fire at Boyne Highlands ski resort in northern Michigan injured 12 guests on Sunday. More than 110 guests were at the resort in Harbor Springs, about 75 miles northeast of Traverse City, when fire broke out at 1:36 a.m.  The injured guests were transported to nearby hospitals. One was later airlifted to a larger hospital.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a portion of the Main Lodge on fire. About 40 percent of the building was damaged from fire, smoke and water. The lodge has closed temporarily and all guests have been relocated.

About 1 percent of structure fires reported each year occur in hotels and motels. These fires result in an average of 120 injuries and nine deaths each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. With this risk of mass injury, hotel and motel owners need to take every precaution to prevent these incidents.

Our attorneys have won millions in lawsuits against hotels. Our investigations of these cases explore hotel operating issues such as maintenance, security, fire prevention, evacuation, safety, training, staffing and supervision. You can contact them by filling out the form to the right.

Information has not been released about the specific injuries guests suffered, but smoke inhalation and burns are common fire injuries that require specialized medical care.

Sources:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/12-guests-injured-major-fire-closes-michigan-ski-resort-n694751

http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/update-boyne-highlands-reports-early-morning-fire-at-resort/article_9a5d8512-bfa5-11e6-ab59-db7f3ab074e4.html