Fire And Explosions
Fires and explosions can leave victims with painful burn injuries. Whether you were burned in a car accident or a building or worksite explosion left you with severe long-term injuries, it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer who has proven experience after a fire or explosion. Unfortunately, negligence is a top cause for many injury causing fires and explosions. Since experts are often needed to determine how the fire or explosion started, these cases can be lengthy and complex. Listed below are just a few of the different forms of negligence that can result in injury-causing fire and explosions.
Negligence That Can Cause Fire and Explosions
- Poorly maintained electrical work.
- Improper storage of flammable materials
- A lack of smoke detectors
- Car accidents
- No batteries or old batteries in smoke detectors
- Improperly installed gas or electrical lines
- Defective products
- Negligence construction
- Unlicensed electrical work
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Cases involving fires and explosions aren’t your typical accident investigations. Often times, there will need to be expert forensic fire investigators on the scene to help determine exactly what happened. Depending upon the circumstances of your fire or explosion accident, these cases and investigations can be extremely time sensitive too. If the fire or explosion occurred outdoors, it needs to be professional investigated immediately, before weather conditions degrade any of the potential evidence. Your personal injury lawyer can stay abreast of all investigative details regarding the fire investigation and keep you posted during the whole process.
Burn Injuries From Fires and Explosions
Where fire and explosions are concerned, there is a capacity for severe and painful burn injuries. Depending upon the severity of your injuries, you could be facing weeks, months or even longer in a hospital setting. You might need multiple surgical procedures and even life-saving interventions. Even mild burn injuries can leave victims with painful and disfiguring scars. Burns are some of the most painful injuries to suffer from, so you need a lawyer who understands the long-term implications of this kind of injury. In addition to very painful physical injuries, fire and explosion survivors might also have severe psychological injuries and damage due to the intense and painful nature of the event and injuries. The scars and wounds may heal to some extent, but invisible scars may never go away.
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No matter what the cause, injuries associated with fires and explosions are sure to be expensive. From the initial hospital or ambulance bill to physical therapy and plastic surgery, the bills will surely pile up. During this time, you might be out of work, with no light at the end of the tunnel. If you loved one was injured in a fire or explosion, you might have to take off of work to provide in-home care or help by driving that person to important medical appointments. Injuries caused by fire and explosions can be incredibly disruptive to families and result in a loss of steady income and an influx of hospital bills.
Fire and Explosions From Car and Truck Accidents
Because of the nature of car and truck accidents, there exists and dangerous possibility of fire and explosions during collisions. Fuel tanks can catch fire and explode. Drivers and passengers can become trapped and incapacitated in the wreckage. If you were injured in a fire or explosion resulting from a car accident caused by a dangerous, distracted or negligent driver, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer with proven car accident case experience as soon as possible about your injury claim. It can be difficult to deal with your insurance company while you’re in the hospital or home recovering from painful burn injuries. Let your lawyer handle the insurance companies, while you focus on feeling better and taking care of what matters; yourself and your family.
Fire and explosions can leave victims with permanent scars and disfiguring injuries. After any type of fire or explosion, it’s critical to have a thorough and comprehensive investigation to determine if negligence or willfully dangerous behavior could have been factors. If negligence caused the fire or explosion that left you or a loved one with injuries, you need a lawyer to help fight for your compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses associated with the injuries.
If you have been injured in a fire or explosion caused by a car accident, workplace incident or some other type of situation in Jackson or any of the surrounding Metro Area communities, contact the skilled and proven Personal Injury team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 265-7766 for a free case consultation today.