The Need for Fire and Explosion Lawyers
Fires and explosions can have catastrophic consequences, often causing severe injuries and property damage. These incidents can happen anywhere, from the workplace to our homes, and can occur due to various reasons. While some fires and explosions are accidental, others may be caused by negligence or intentional misconduct. Victims are left with physical and emotional trauma that can take months or even years to recover from. This is where fire and explosion lawyers come in—to help victims seek compensation for serious losses.
Common Causes of Fires and Explosions
Fires and explosions can be caused by the following:
- Faulty wiring
- Defective appliances or cooking equipment
- Gas leaks
- Improperly marked or unmarked gas lines
- Oil and gas drilling accidents
- Improperly labeled household products
- Chemical reactions
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Defective cars or trucks
- Gas station accidents
- Defective fuel pumps
- Defective household tools
- And more
Types of Claims Handled by Fire and Explosion Lawyers
Fire and explosion lawyers handle a wide range of claims, including gas explosion lawsuits, industrial fire claims, propane explosion compensation, and fire damage claims. They work to ensure that victims receive fair compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
Fire and Explosion Injuries
Fires and explosions are not only dangerous due to the physical injuries they cause but also because of the emotional trauma they inflict on victims. Here are just a few of the most serious consequences:
- Burns of various degrees
- Lifelong disfigurement
- Chronic pain
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Failed skin grafts
- Respiratory problems
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Degrees of Burns and Burn Recovery
The recovery period for burn victims can vary widely depending on the severity of their injuries:
- First-degree burns
Affects the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and may heal relatively quickly
- Second-degree burns
Involves both the epidermis and the inner layer of skin (dermis), possibly with severe blistering and swelling
- Third-degree burns
Destruction of both layers of skin and possible damage to the subcutaneous tissue beneath, often requiring skin grafts and reconstructive surgery
- Fourth-degree burns
Can reach muscle and bone and destroy nerve endings
Challenges Faced by Fire and Explosion Lawyers
One of the biggest challenges in a fire and explosion lawsuit is determining liability. In some cases, the cause of the fire or explosion may be obvious, such as a gas leak. However, in other cases, determining liability may be more complex and require extensive investigations. Fire and explosion lawyers must also deal with well-funded insurance companies, which often try to shift blame and minimize the compensation they offer victims.
Our Record Speaks for Itself
The Roach Law Firm’s fire and explosion lawyers have won judgments and reached settlements totaling billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $1.1 Million Walmart Slip and Fall Verdict
In 2021, Nelson J. Roach won $1.1 million in a slip and fall case against retail giant Walmart, one of the largest verdicts in a personal injury case in Texarkana history.
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- The State of Texas Tobacco Litigation
In 1995, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach and his former law firm were among a group selected by the State of Texas to prosecute the state’s claims against the tobacco industry. Roach and his team members won $17 billion for the state, setting a record for the largest settlement of a single legal case in U.S. history.
No Fees Unless You Win
The Roach Law Firm operates on a contingency basis, meaning we are paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees for filing your fire and explosion lawsuit, and we will not bill you for any expenses while it is pending.
If you or one of your loved ones have suffered a serious injury or death resulting from a fire or explosion, call us at (903) 645-7333 or fill out the electronic form on this page. One of our fire and explosion lawyers will be touch with you as soon as possible.
Contact us today for a free consultation!