Kansas apartment complex settles $12 million wrongful death claims

Kansas personal injury lawyers agree to $12 million wrongful death settlement.

Lawrence, KS(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Attorneys representing the Boardwalk Apartment complex and its management company entered into a $12 million settlement agreement on Monday with plaintiff’s lawyers of 9 different claimants. The Boardwalk Apartment complex went up in flames in October 2005, killing three people and injuring 20 other residents reported the Lawrence Journal-World & News. The owners of the Boardwalk located at 524 Frontier Road in Lawrence, Kansas issued demands to tenants to vacate the premises because of hazard and safety concerns for residents still occupying units in the apartment community.

Lawrence residents will be allowed to break their leases and refunded prepaid rents and security deposits. The horrific apartment fire killed three people, injured at least 20, caused massive property damages, and left scars on those residents who had to jump from third floor units to avoid critical injury and death. Jackson County District Court documents in Kansas City, Missouri reveal the Boardwalk’s insurance company agreed to pay $12 million to settle the three wrongful death lawsuits and six other injury claims relating to the 2005 fire. The Lawrence Fire Marshal says the city had not determined the Boardwalk Apartment community failed to meet fire codes nor ordered the units to be vacated.

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