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New York City Fires and Explosions Lawyer

Burns are some of the most devastating and painful injuries to recover from. The physical and emotional scars left behind can completely upend your life. These accidents can also cause irreversible and widespread damage to personal property.

If you or a loved one have suffered losses related to a fire or explosion in the New York City area, you may be entitled to compensation. Shulman & Hill’s expert fire and explosion lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide your case to the best potential outcome. Our team of lawyers has a vast wealth of experience that allows them to easily navigate each step of the litigation process on your behalf while you rest and recover.

To see if you may be eligible for compensation for your losses, schedule a free legal consultation today.

Seeking Justice After a New York City Fire and Explosion

Were you or a loved one injured in a fire or explosion? These events can cause serious physical injuries such as burns and disfigurement. If another party’s negligence caused the accident, you may be able to seek justice by holding them financially accountable for your losses.

Examples of negligence include a property owner failing to abide by fire codes and blocking emergency exits or a contractor improperly storing flammable and combustible materials.

At Shulman & Hill, a New York City fire and explosion attorney will be able to walk you through every step of the legal process to help you pursue any compensation you may be entitled to.

What Can Cause an Explosion in New York City?

There are plenty of ways that an explosion can occur. Often, these causes are due to human error or negligence. Most explosions happen in workplaces—typically in the oil, gas, mining, and construction industries. Any industry that handles chemicals is also at risk. This is especially true if a company does not follow fire safety guidelines.

Below are a few of the most common causes of explosions:

  • Not storing chemicals properly
  • Malfunctioning machinery, appliances, or equipment
  • Staff not being trained to handle flammable material
  • Improperly installed equipment or appliances
  • Construction on or near gas mains
  • Automobile explosions after a collision
  • Failure to install or maintain fire sprinklers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and fire doors

Why You Should Seek Compensation

Victims of a fire or explosion often need long-term medical care. That may include reconstructive surgery or physical rehabilitation, which can be quite expensive. You may be able to seek compensation to alleviate some of those financial burdens.

Most people believe it is expensive to hire a personal injury attorney. At Shulman & Hill, you will not pay for our services unless we win your case. Be sure to contact us for a free legal consultation if you or a loved one were injured in a fire or explosion accident.

How to Protect Yourself During an Emergency


Many people are never taught what to do in the event of an explosion. If you know how to safely handle the situation, you may be able to better protect yourself and others. However, your workplace should implement protective measures to reduce the risk of an explosion occurring, including using proper vessels to store flammable substances and adding proper ventilation throughout buildings.

It is always best to shelter as soon as an explosion occurs, as falling debris will come soon after. When the debris has stopped falling, you will need to exit the building. Make sure you leave quickly and do not use the elevators. Once outside, get as far away from the building as possible. Another explosion could follow or, if the building is damaged, parts of it might collapse.

If you are trapped inside, you will need to stay calm. Cover your face with a piece of fabric. Doing so can protect your lungs from the harsh smoke in the air. If you can, find something loud to bang or tap on so that a rescue team can find you. It is best if you do not yell, as this could cause dust, smoke, and other harmful debris to enter your airways.


In the event of a fire, you will need to get outside as quickly as possible. Before opening any doors in the building, hold the back of your hand up to the doorknob and door. If it is warm, there may be flames and smoke on the other side. In this case, you will need to find another way out. If you have to exit through an area filled with smoke, you will want to crawl out as smoke rises. Shutting doors as you leave also prevents the spread of fire.

If you are trapped, shut the door and try to block the bottom to prevent smoke from coming in. Open a window to let air in and use the fire escape if one is available.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our fire and explosion law firm in New York City is made up of attorneys who have represented numerous injured individuals who have suffered losses in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage. Because of this, we have the experience to represent you after an accident involving a fire or explosion.

After an accident, you likely do not want to focus on the tasks involved in filing a claim for compensation. This is where we come in. If you or someone you know was the victim of a fire and explosion accident in New York City, contact us as soon as possible for a free legal consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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