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Fires and Explosions
Fires and explosions cause devastating injuries and deaths. Over two million burn injuries are reported annually in the United States. At least 600,000 of them require medical attention.1
Common causes of fires and explosions include faulty appliances, careless cooking, smoking, misuse of heaters, and electrical malfunctions. We also see injuries and deaths caused by negligent repair, maintenance, installation of heating systems, and mistakes people make during fuel deliveries. Around the home, the misuse of gas grills, propane heaters, and aerosol products are the cause of many explosions. Chemical burns can also occur with the careless mishandling of substances like Drano®, paint solvents, and bleach.
At Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law our “hands-on” approach is nowhere more pronounced than in cases involving fire or explosions. We work with current and retired authorities such as forensic engineers, and other “cause and origin” experts to determine how it happened and who is to blame. When necessary we go with them into the damaged building to gather the photographic and physical evidence necessary to protect the rights of our clients.
The law says that burn victims are supposed to be compensated for their past and future terror, pain, suffering, disfigurement, and disabilities as well as for medical expenses, lost income, and other economic loss. In cases of death by fire or explosion, the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a fire, explosion, or chemical burn, you need a lawyer with experience in those types of cases. Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law is here to make sure burn victims receive the compensation they deserve and that families can support themselves after a tragic loss. We handle cases all over the state of New York. Contact us for a free consultation.