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Father of Fatal San Marcos Apartment Fire Victim Sues Property Management

The father of one of the five people killed in a San Marcos apartment fire on July 20 is now seeking legal action against property owners and management of the Iconic Village apartment complex.

Phillip Miranda, the father of 23-year-old James Miranda, filed a lawsuit Monday against the managers for gross negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death. The lawsuit states that fire alarms “failed to effectively activate to warn all residents.” According to court documents, the lawsuit accuses management of failing to enforce safety protocols, and a failure to adequately inspect and test fire alarm systems, among other claims

Miranda was a resident at the Iconic Village apartments, but was not a student at the nearby Texas State University. After the fire broke out, Miranda was one of the five occupants missing until his death was confirmed by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in coordination with Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno.

Fire authorities confirmed that the apartment complex did not have sprinklers. San Marcos Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner stated that the apartment was not required to put in a sprinkler system due to the building code that was in place when it was built in 1970.

If your or someone you know has been injured due to faulty equipment, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.

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