New York City Fire and Explosion Accident Attorney

How to get maximum dollar compensation in your fire or explosion accident case

Fires and explosions are devastating events, disrupting families and whole communities, and sometimes involve fatalities. Serious injuries – including burn injuries – and related trauma are commonplace. Often, more than one family member is injured or killed. With any fire, the entire family is affected.

In claims and suits involving fires and explosions, an investigation into the origin and cause of the event, including which person(s) or entities may be at fault, is absolutely essential. Oftentimes, fire departments, law enforcement and arson investigators simply end their investigations once a fire or explosion is deemed “accidental” – without ever establishing fault. Unfortunately, this leaves claimants with an added burden of proof to establish liability. Though insurance carriers retain fire investigators to defend property owners, landlords, companies and product manufacturers, those injured by fires and explosions invariably don’t have the knowledge or means to do so.

Whether caused by cooking, heating, electrical systems, machinery, products, chemicals or even careless smoking, attorneys experienced in fire science, firefighting, fire suppression and fire & arson investigation are essential – right from the start. Crucial evidence might otherwise be overlooked, lost or discarded unless timely and properly preserved. Every step of the way, you need counsel who know where to look and which questions to ask. Only when liability is established can claimants seek recourse for their injuries and economic loss.

Burn injuries take a very long time to heal and invariably include scarring, disfigurement, loss of function and a lifetime of constant pain. Skin grafts, plastic and reconstructive surgery and long term treatment & therapy typically is necessary, and the injuries are life-altering and permanent. Lung damage often results from exposure to superheated air and toxic fumes. Along with severe physical injuries and disabilities, almost all burn patients suffer serious psychological and emotional trauma – and many are unable ever to return to their daily routines or ever work again.

A life-altering injury means a lifetime of recovery. It’s not as simple as securing enough insurance money to pay past or ongoing medical bills. The need for lifetime care –and the ability to pay for it – is only a part of it. Securing fair and reasonable compensation for one’s permanent injuries, inability to work or care for family, pain & suffering and loss of enjoyment of life is absolutely essential. However, liability must first be established and those responsible required to compensate those who are harmed by their carelessness, recklessness and negligence. That’s what we do. Contact The Mandel Law Firm for a consultation toll free, at (888) 2 WIN NOW (888-294-6669) or locally at (646) 779-1441.