A fire or explosion can result in serious injuries and property damage to people in the area at the time of the incident. Sometimes these injuries are minor, such as cuts, bruises, or low-grade burns, while other times they can be catastrophic, resulting in severe burns, scarring, disfigurement, blindness, and even death. A major fire can also destroy valuable property.
If you suffered injuries in a fire or explosion in Bucks County, you deserve compensation for your losses. A personal injury lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our team members focus on helping accident victims get paid and get their lives back. We cater to clients who have premises liability claims, including those injured in a fire or explosion on someone else’s property.
Our attorneys take the outcome of your case seriously. That is why we only get paid when we recover compensation for you. We do not charge for our time, but for results only. The initial consultation and case review are free. Call our office today at 215-642-2335 to schedule a free consultation with an injured in fire or explosion lawyer in Bucks County.
How Does a Premises Liability Claim Work?
Premises liability refers to an area of law that holds property owners and managers responsible for the safety of invited guests and visitors. It states that property owners have a duty of care to visitors and must take reasonable steps to keep their property free from hazards.
If a hazard or danger emerges on the property, the owner must take immediate steps to remedy the problem. In the meantime, the owner has a duty to warn visitors of the danger and protect them from exposure to it. In the case of exposed electrical wires, for instance, the owner might erect physical barriers to block off the dangerous area and post signage warning anyone who wanders into the area of the hazard.
Injuries from fires and explosions often involve premises liability law, particularly when they occur on private property belonging to someone other than the injured party. In the course of investigating your injuries, our attorneys often find evidence of how the property owner failed to uphold their duty of care to you. If the fire or explosion occurred for any of the following reasons, the property owner may be liable for your damages:
- The property had faulty gas lines;
- Someone left a stove or oven unattended;
- The electrical wiring in the property was defective;
- Explosive material was not stored properly; or
- Others were behaving recklessly on the property, causing a fire or explosion to occur.
These are only a few examples of how fires and explosions can result from the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of others. Regardless of how your injury occurred, our attorneys can take the lead in the case, conducting a thorough investigation to determine exactly what happened, who was responsible, and what evidence we need to prove liability.
How Can a Lawyer in Bucks County Help Me?
In order to win compensation for your injuries, we must prove that someone else was responsible for the fire or explosion that hurt you. To do this, we have to demonstrate the following:
- You were not trespassing and had a right to be on the property;
- The property owner allowed a hazard to develop and failed to warn of the danger;
- That hazard caused a fire or explosion; and
- You suffered injuries and other damages because of the accident.
Suppose, for instance, that you were attending a party when someone unintentionally started a fire. Before you could escape the house to safety, the fire overtook you, causing severe burns all over your body. You are now facing tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills to pay for skin grafts to correct the disfigurement.
There are several potentially responsible parties in this incident, including the person who started the fire, as their actions directly caused your injuries, and the property owner, as they potentially shirked their duty of care to you by not doing enough to ensure a safe environment on their premises.
As we investigate your claim and collect evidence, our attorneys chart out a course of action most likely to result in fair compensation for your damages.
How Much Can I Win in Damages for My Injuries From a Fire or Explosion?
Without conducting a thorough investigation into your injuries and the fire or explosion that caused them, we cannot estimate a dollar value for your claim. That said, our attorneys have fought and won many premises liability cases, helping our clients receive full and robust settlements. Many times, the damages we are able to win for our clients include the following.
You could be eligible for compensation for both your current medical bills and those we anticipate you to incur in the future due to your injuries.
You can receive compensation to cover the wages you are unable to earn if you had to miss work while recovering from your injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If you are unable to do the same job you did before the fire and you are earning less money as a result, you might be eligible for compensation to make up the difference.
You can win compensation to pay for any personal property you lost in the fire or explosion.
Pain and Suffering
We can also help you win compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your injuries.
If your loved one lost their life in a fire or explosion, we can pursue the responsible party or parties for wrongful death damages.
Call 215-642-2335 for a Free Consultation With a Premises Liability Lawyer.
A fire or explosion can be devastating. The attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC want to help you win the compensation you deserve for the serious injuries you suffered in a fire or explosion. To set up a free consultation today, call our office at 215-642-2335.