Liability by Fire
According to a U.S. Fire Administration study, reported fires from 2009 to 2011 caused an estimated 2,495 deaths, 625 injuries and $188 million in property loss. Burn- and explosion-related injuries are among the most common injuries suffered by Americans, yet many go unreported each year. The attorneys of Parkman White, LLP understand that burn injury victims need to recover not just from the devastating physical trauma, but from the emotional trauma and financial damage as well.
Burn injuries are among the most catastrophic a person can suffer, and often leave extensive scarring that may never fully heal. On top of that, house fires often destroy irreplaceable family heirlooms such as wedding photos and furniture. Burns can result from a variety of sources, including flammable clothing, smoke or gas, motor vehicle fires, defective products, flammable liquids, chemicals, water heater fumes, fume ignition, or hot liquids. Burn injuries are classified by the amount of tissue damaged, as well as by how deep the burn penetrates. A first degree burn is the least severe, while a third degree burn is the most damaging and often requires reconstructive surgery.
If you have suffered a burn- or explosion-related injury that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Parkman White, LLP recognize the devastating impact of burns. Often the key to burn cases is proving negligence, which can be tricky. That’s why you need a lawyer with experience in negotiation and courtroom advocacy.
Time is working against you, so contact us today at 205-502-2000 for a consultation, and let us fight for you.