There is almost nothing more frightening than fires and explosions. These
events cause massive damage to property and can easily kill persons around
the fire and or explosion. Moreover, fires and explosions kill in many
ways; the initial blast, the fire itself, and of course the smoke can kill.
Experienced Poughkeepsie fire and explosion attorneys know that many times fires and explosions are tragic accidents. However,
we also know that these tragedies could have been avoided in some circumstances.
When the actions of a landowner caused a fire and or explosion, victims
injured there from can hold the landlord accountable.
Our attorneys have litigated these types of claims in the past. These types
of suits can become quite complex. Perhaps the most important thing to
determine is whether or not the landowner did something to create the
fire or explosion; if the landowner knew there was potential for danger
because an inspection revealed a hazard; or whether the landowner should
have known about the potential for danger. This is a serious type of
premises liability case resulting in harm.
Medical care after being burned is necessary, complex, and extremely expensive.
The more seriously injured victims will need long term inpatient care.
The risk for infection is very high. Scarring will be extensive and numerous
skin grafts will be needed to repair the scarring. Often times, the scarring
cannot be cured and the victim will live out life with obvious signs of
past burn injury.
Medical bills aside, the victim most likely would have lost wages while
recovering. Their job may have been lost entirely. Sometimes, the victim
is so seriously injured he or she will never be able to return to his
or her former profession. Some burn victims will never be able to work
again. Therefore, lost wages, vocational training costs, and the lost
ability to earn one’s former wages are all items that can be claimed
for compensation in litigation.
In conclusion, even though we focus on a landowner’s liability when a
fire and or explosioncaused someone injury, other parties can be held accountable. For example,
if the fire and or explosion were due to a faulty device, the manufacturer,
distributor, and or retailer can be held accountable for the victim’s
injuries. Even clothing manufacturers can be held liable for one’s
burn injuries if the clothing was manufactured with unreasonably flammable
fabrics. Construction contractors can be held liable in some circumstances as well.
Learn about the different types of premises liability injuries in
our article available here. Read about head injuries caused by a slip and fall incident in
our blog post available by clicking on this link. Learn about broken bones caused by dangerous or defective conditions
on the land of others
in our blog post available here. Read about dog bite injuries which could occur on another’s property
in our blog post available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
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