Burn & Fire Injuries

According to a report by the U.S. Fire Administration, 3,430 citizens died in fire-related accidents in 2007. Another 17,675 suffered serious burns and related injuries (such as lung damage). Fires not only lead to catastrophic injury and death, they are also viciously destructive to all properties, landscape and objects in their path.

Although some burn and fire accidents occur in conjunction to an auto accident or environmental anomaly (such as a lightning strike or wildfire), 84% of fire accidents occur in the home. Fires may be started due to the negligence of a person (such as open flame abandonment) or due to faulty wiring in an appliance or the residence itself. Either of these causes may lead to the destruction of your home and all of your possessions. In 2007 alone, annual fire damage costs were estimated at $14.6 billion. More importantly, fire accidents may lead to significant personal injury, if not wrongful death.

To receive an evaluation of the circumstances of your fire accident, you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney who handles fire-related accidents. The sooner an educated and experienced lawyer is able to assess data and initiate your lawsuit, the sooner you will be able to seek compensation for your injuries and loss.

The team at Gross & Telisman will quickly respond to your query to set up a time to go over your case at your earliest convenience, at no cost to you. To schedule your free fire accident consultation, please contact us.