Fires, sudden explosions and severe burns can result in catastrophic damages and injuries that can change the course of your life and the lives of your loved ones. These incidents often leave permanent scarring, disfigurement, and disability in their wake. Many victims find themselves overwhelmed by ongoing medical treatment and expenses, unable to work to support their families, and enslaved by countless financial burdens that make recovery difficult. At Herbert Law Firm, our injury lawyers provide legal advice and representation to help police officers, first responders, firemen and Chicago residents obtain the compensation they are entitled to receive and hold the parties who are responsible for these tragic incidents liable.
If you have suffered serious injuries due to an explosion, fire or burn accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Explosion and fire accidents are often accompanied by complex situations in which more than one party can be held liable. Property owners and managers, product manufacturers and distributors, utility companies, contractors and service providers, and other entities may be able to be held liable for failing to comply with safety standards, not maintaining safe conditions, or other acts of negligence. Our injury lawyers perform thorough investigations of fire and explosion accidents that result in serious burns, significant injuries and death. We evaluate all of the evidence to identify every party who may be held liable. Our determination to uncover every stone helps to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for the damages you’ve incurred.
Explosions and fires can strike almost anywhere, including residential properties, businesses, worksites, automobiles and even the outdoors. They can be caused by defective products, chemicals, faulty wiring, flammable gases and more. Fire and explosion incidents often lead to painful burn injuries, amputations, respiratory problems and sometimes death. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were 3,428 fire-related deaths in 2014 alone. Alarmingly, 130 of those fatalities occurred right here in Illinois. Adults age 65 and older are 2.6 times more likely to die in a fire than any other age groups.
Serious explosion and fire accidents don’t always lead to death, however. Burns and other injuries that are caused by explosion and fire accidents are often extremely painful, incredibly difficult and expensive to treat, and often cause lasting physical and emotional damage. Unfortunately, many victims suffer through months, and even years of medical treatment, reconstructive surgeries and rehabilitation only to be left with life-long disabilities.
While no amount of money can take away the damages that you and your family members have suffered due to your accident, our injury lawyers can help you obtain monetary compensation to help relieve some of the financial burdens you face. You may be entitled to compensation for: