Fires and explosion are among the many accidents causing serious personal injury and death. Whether the fire or explosion occurs in a home, apartment complex, an industrial or chemical plant, a factory or construction site, serious injury or death is likely to result.
Injuries from fires and explosions include burns, fractures, loss of limbs, brain damage and spinal cord injury. Burns are a leading cause of accidental death, exceeded in number only by car accidents and falls. When fire and explosion victims survive, their severe and extensive burns sometimes require long-term medical care and often reconstructive surgery including skin grafts and rehabilitation.
A wide variety of factors cause fires and explosions including gas explosions caused by improperly installed or defective hot water heaters, stoves, gas dryers, and furnaces; maintenance or construction-related gas main explosions; workplace chemical explosions; post-collision fuel-fed automobile fires; and electrical fires caused by defective household products and appliances of all types. Further, an incident that begins as a fire may lead to an explosion, which compounds the disaster.
Your Legal Options
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death from a fire or explosion, there are laws in place to protect you. Please contact one of the experienced lawyers at Cline Farrell Christie & Lee for a free case review. We have extensive experience in investigating and handling fire and explosion cases, and we will be happy to evaluate your case and advise you as to your legal options. We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome the opportunity to serve and assist you.