An apartment fire covered by Berkeley California renters insurance forced a woman living in the building to think quickly and effectively. It wasn’t a question of what possessions she should save, or how much time she had to gather her belongings. This was a far worse choice to have to make, and one that could impact the lives of people close to her for years to come.
Out Of Time
With flames licking at the door to her home, the resident was left with no good choices. Saving any property from the apartment was out of the question. The resident’s only concern at this point was saving herself.
With nothing but certain death lying in the direction of the exit door, the victim was forced to take stock of her situation quickly. Fortunately, there was another way out. As they say, there is always a choice in life but not always a good choice among them. The resident surveyed her options quickly and made an impulsive decision that likely saved her life.
Renters Insurance Allowed Her To Prioritize Life Over Property
Knowing that her third floor apartment was quickly becoming an inferno, the resident decided her only choice was to jump from a window. By being courageous and brave, she was able to save her own life. By surveying the ground below her, she deduced that the broken branches on a tree would cushion her fall better than jumping straight to the ground. Unfortunately, the branches failed to hold her as she accelerated to a speed of roughly 75 feet per second. Although this brave resident was transported to the hospital, her injuries are likely to be far more minor than if she had tried to exit the building another way.
We’re always happy to hear when someone is able to get themselves or their loved ones out of an apartment fire. Now that the resident escaped with her life, it’s time for her to start thinking about rebuilding all the accouterments of that life. Berkeley renters insurance can help rebuild after a tragic loss, like an apartment fire.