Fires & Explosions

Burn Lawyer – Representing the Victims of Fires and Explosions and Their Families

Fires and explosions affect millions of people each year. They can cause injury to property and people which results in a lot of expenses. In some cases, even death can be a consequence.

Statistics about Fires and Explosions

  • Over 44% of all fires occur in fields, vacant lots, trash cans, etc.
  • 35% of all fires occur in buildings and cause about 76% of all fire-related deaths
  • Vehicles are often another big category for fires, 1 out of 7 fires that are responded to are for motor vehicles. About 17% of fire-deaths are vehicle related.

Fires and explosions occur through many different ways. Some are unintentional, like cooking, smoking, and household heating. Gas leaks are leading causes of building explosions because of their nature to go virtually undetected until after the accident occurs.

In cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles, most fires are a result of a mechanical malfunction. Additionally, there are a number of fires that are set intentionally, which is also a crime.

Seeking the Damages to Which You Are Entitled

In order to start the process of compensation for your injuries or loss, you need a lawyer who knows how to handle fire, burn, and explosion claims. With over 14 years of experience handling personal injury cases, I work with doctors and other experts in seeking full compensation for clients for every penny to which they are entitled. In burn injury and explosion cases, victims are often entitled to:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost wages and earnings
  • Life enduring injures
  • Any disfigurement

Spouses and family members may also be entitled to damages for loss of consortium based upon the inability of the victim to engage in certain types of normal activities with spouses and children.

In cases of wrongful death, families are also entitled to be fully compensated for their loss, including the present value of the future income that would have been earned.

Recovering for Death and Injuries from Fires and Explosions

Fires and explosions not only cause death, but survivors are often left with excruciating injuries that can require skin grafts, countless surgeries, severe scarring, and lifelong debilitation.

With burn injuries and injuries from explosions, it’s critical to recover not only for past injuries and suffering, including pain and suffering, but also for future damages, including future pain and suffering that may be incurred as the result of future surgeries and medical treatment.

With burn injuries in particular, it’s important for jurors to understand and appreciate the degree of pain that may be incurred in future treatment so that they can provide a fair award for future pain and suffering, and for expected medical costs. I work tenaciously in proving these damages to juries so that clients can receive every penny to which they are entitled.

If you or a family member has suffered from a burn or explosion, or if you’ve lost a loved one due to burn or explosion injuries, please call me.  I offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and contingency fee representation. I look forward to learning about your case.

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