Fires and explosions are some of the scariest events that can happen to anyone. House fires, property fires and chemical explosions on work sites are some of the most common causes of personal injury, but product defects, improper discharge of weapons, gasoline leaks and coal mine explosions are also causes of these types of catastrophic injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured or disfigured in a fire or explosion caused by the negligence of a person or business, you must contact a personal injury lawyer right away. Even if you’re being offered a settlement for your injuries, it’s important that you have a legal professional on your side who is concerned only with your fair treatment in the matter. Insurance companies will move quickly to settle with you, hoping to save money by offering you an immediate settlement before all of your injuries have been fairly evaluated.
Burn injuries can have long-lasting physical and psychological repercussions, all of which may not be evident for days, even weeks, after the incident. The physical effects of burns are traumatic enough on their own, but the psychological effects can often last long after the scars have healed. Some victims have recurring nightmares of the events and suffer from anxiety for a long time.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
It depends. Negligent property owners or business owners who didn’t install the correct fire alarms or safety equipment can be held liable for structure fires. Gas explosions may be the result of corporate negligence involving safety codes and standard industry procedures. Once you discuss your case with an attorney, you’ll have a clear idea of how much you can recover for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.