Burn Injuries, Fires And Explosions Cases*
The lawyers at Ringsmuth Wuori PLLC have knowledge and experience with burn injuries resulting from many types of accidents. Critical to most of these types of cases, and the need for immediate consultation with an experienced burn attorney, is the loss or destruction of evidence. We have the knowledge of how to respond quickly to any injury scene along with experienced experts knowledgeable in scene preservation, and cause and origin determinations.
Burn injuries are devastating injuries, and typically involve significant medical and hospital expenses. Fires and explosions, whether from propane, natural gas or other flammables, can cause catastrophic damage to entire families, and are emotionally devastating injuries. When a burn injury results from a fire or explosion, the cause can range from a negligent gas system, improper maintenance, violations of codes and regulations, a defective product, or faulty construction practices, among others. The improper handling and storage of flammables is another frequent source of negligence leading to major burn injuries. Article: Flammable Vapor Ignition Hazards
Scald injuries occur typically from defective plumbing or water systems, ranging from improper piping/sizing/temperature regulation, to the failure to use known, available and inexpensive anti-scald devices (thermostatic mixing valves, for example.)Article: Scald Injuries and Prevention
We know how to respond quickly to investigate and preserve the scene and evidence, and determine what happened and why, and hold the negligent parties responsible. We have handled burn or fire cases in many jurisdictions. We have handled major propane explosion cases, involving catastrophic burn injuries and death. We have handled fires at a college with safety code violations, to flammable vapor/flammable ignition cases against major manufacturers. We stay involved with our clients long after the legal claims are resolved because the harms and losses are typically ongoing and life-long. Healing can be a long process, and many of our clients have been willing and able to help other clients work through these difficulties.
If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries, been injured in a fire, explosion or scalding, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, property loss, lost wages, and other losses. These accidents can involve many areas of law and provide multiple avenues of recovery–from Workers’ Compensation benefits, to insurance coverage, to a legal claim against one or more of the at-fault parties.
To get the compensation you need and deserve in cases in which fault can be established, it is important to be represented by a legal team with the experience, skill and dedication to vigorously investigate and pursue all avenues of what happened and why. Many times key evidence is lost, destroyed or ignored, and responsible parties are able to escape any responsibility for the harm caused. In almost every type of explosion and fire case, insurance companies are immediately notified and they have people on the scene first, oftentimes within hours, assessing the scene and talking to witnesses to avoid responsibility rather than accept responsibility. You need someone on the scene to similarly protect, preserve and pursue evidence of what happened and why.
Ringsmuth Wuori PLLC has relationships with qualified experts in many fields. The lawyers also have the individual knowledge of fires, fire cause and origin, National Fire Protection Association 921 Guide to Fire Investigations, and codes and standards to determine how, when and why someone was burned or killed.
If you or someone you love was seriously burned or injured in an explosion or fire, or scalded, or some other way, contact us for a free personal consultation to determine how best to investigate and preserve the scene and evidence, and protect your rights and legal claims.
We have been involved in cases involving multi-million dollar legal claims, settlements and verdicts
, and many others. We are involved in burn injury prevention and accident prevention as well, so that these type of catastrophic injuries are prevented. Ringsmuth Wuori PLLC, its lawyers and staff, have and continue to support burn survivors, and to educate the public about safety, prevention and burn-related issues.