Deaths from burn injuries or smoke inhalation in residential fires are one of the leading causes of death in homes in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control.
No matter how a fire incident occurred, if your loved one suffered wrongful death or fire/ burn injuries due to someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Legal claims to recover damages for your injuries are often referenced as negligence claims, which are brought against individuals, companies or employers if the fire and resulting injury is due to a breach of a duty of care that resulted in the injury. Product liability claims are a special category of negligence or breach of warranty claim, and are pursued against manufacturers, distributors and/or retailers when there is a defective or a dangerous product that causes the injury.
When dealing with the complications of a serious burn injury, it is critical to have an experienced team of attorneys on your side. The medical treatment associated with burn injuries can be extensive and costly. An experienced fire accident law firm can thoroughly investigate all aspects of a victim’s case to help ensure that the compensation covers all the associated medical expenses, including those reasonably expected to be incurred in the future.
In 2017, 1.3 million fires were reported by fire departments in 2017, resulting in an estimated 3,400 civilian deaths, nearly 15,000 civilian injuries, and $23 billion in property loss.
Fire and burn injury lawyers
Our experienced fire injury lawyers can walk you through every step of the process, from appointing investigators to determine the cause of the fire, identifying and bringing claims against the appropriate defendants, sifting through medical records for diagnoses and reviewing all expenses to ensure the maximum amount of damages are recovered.
If you or a family member have been a victim of a fire or burn injury, please contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.
Joseph A Swartz is an accomplished trial attorney with over 35 years of experience litigating cases in New England and around the country focusing in the areas of personal injury, including but not limited to wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, brain injury, dram shop (liquor) liability, automobile liability and premises liability.
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