A fire accident can be devastating, causing severe physical and financial losses. It can be caused by faulty wiring, careless use of electricity or the handling of inflammable substances. Fire accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. Injuries from fire accidents are often complex and require long periods of treatment. The victim may need surgery and rehabilitation to recover from their injuries. This can add up to expensive medical bills, loss of income and non-tangible damages like pain and suffering.
A successful personal injury claim can help victims receive compensation for their losses. A lawsuit can also hold negligent parties responsible and deter similar incidents in the future. If you or someone you love has been injured in a fire accident, consult with a competent attorney as soon as possible.
If a house or commercial building has been destroyed in a fire, the insurance company will likely assign an adjuster to review the damage and determine coverage. The adjuster will also provide an estimate for the repairs and a recommendation on cleaning or restoring salvageable items. The homeowner should save all receipts and a list of their valuables to provide to the adjuster.
The first priority in a house fire is to get out safely. It is important to avoid going back inside for any reason, even to rescue pets or belongings. The smoke, lack of oxygen and toxic byproducts can impair judgment. A person who returns to a burning home can be seriously hurt or killed.
Despite the common causes of fire accidents, each case is different. The most common cause of fire accidents is due to electrical issues. It is essential that people keep all wiring and electrical components properly maintained and follow safety guidelines for each type of equipment or appliance. This can prevent the possibility of a short circuit, which can lead to a fire accident.
Other reasons for a fire accident include the misuse of appliances or equipment, such as heaters, cooking apparatus, torches, soldering or welding gear and computers or other electronic devices. Fires can also be caused by chemicals that are capable of burning, such as industrial manufacturing chemicals and everyday household cleaning products.
Workplace fires can be catastrophic for businesses, resulting in lost revenue and damaged reputation. In addition, the legal costs and settlements can have a significant impact on a business’s bottom line.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a fire accident, contact Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. today to discuss your case with our experienced attorneys. We have the expertise needed to pursue maximum compensation for your losses. Call us now or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. We will fight for you to recover maximum compensation and hold the responsible party accountable. We are dedicated to helping our clients get back on their feet after a fire accident. Our lawyers represent clients throughout Indiana, including in the following cities and towns: