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New York Fires and Explosions Lawyer

Fires and explosions are two of the most traumatic and devastating events. Sadly, they occur frequently throughout New York. Even minor fires can result in serious burns and injuries, costing the injured individual a lot of time and money to fully recover.

Fires can be caused by several factors. If negligence contributed to the fire, the victim is likely entitled to seek compensation from the negligent party. An example is if a property owner failed to install sprinklers or smoke detectors. Determining liability is complex, which is why hiring a New York fires and explosions lawyer can be beneficial.

Shulman & Hill is an experienced New York law firm that can help you navigate each step of your case and will fight for your potential compensation. With compassionate representation, our attorneys can help you get back on your feet after an accident.

Common Causes of New York Fires and Explosions

Too many fires and explosions are caused by a failure to follow basic safety codes. Even a small incident has the potential to cause serious damage, resulting in severe injuries and damaged property.

The most common causes of fires and explosions include (but are not limited to):

  • Failure to maintain smoke alarms or fire alarms
  • Failure to install sprinklers, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, fire alarms, or firewalls
  • Faulty public electric or gas utilities
  • Faulty wiring
  • Blocked exits

Kitchen Fires

Some of the most common fire accidents in New York start in the kitchen. In these cases, it is crucial to determine who the liable party is and the source of the fire.

The most important factor is the cause. Once you report your fire and it has been put out, the New York City Fire Department should investigate its origins.

Many kitchen fires start because smoke detectors are not installed within an apartment, even though they are legally required. Other kitchen fires start because of a defective or poorly maintained stove.

Gas Explosions

Gas explosions are becoming more frequent in New York. This is due to the city’s gas distribution system being one of the oldest in the nation. Despite being installed over 50 years ago, over half of the city’s gas mains are made of cast iron and unprotected steel. As a result, leaks, explosions, and fires are likely to happen.

In some cases, you may be entitled to compensation for a gas explosion injury. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you determine whether or not you may file a personal injury claim against a potentially liable party.

Fires and Explosions Cause Serious Injuries

As one would expect, fires and explosions can severely injure you or a loved one. They may cause severe burns or respiratory issues due to smoke inhalation. Explosions and fires can also be fatal, leaving the deceased’s family and loved ones to deal with an unexpected death. Taking care of medical or funeral bills can be devastating, especially if you followed all necessary safety guidelines at your home or place of work.

On top of injuries and death, fires and explosions also cause destroy your property. Even a small kitchen fire can require repairing or replacing all of your material belongings, costing thousands of dollars that most people simply do not have.

Hiring a New York Explosion Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured due to an explosion or fire, it is best to hire an experienced New York fire and explosions lawyer soon. Filing any type of claim is complex, especially for someone with no prior legal experience. The attorneys at Shulman & Hill will be able to work with experts to defend your case and fight for fair compensation.

A skilled lawyer will have the resources, experience, and access to any additional experts needed to properly investigate and pursue a claim. Without these benefits, it can be difficult to properly fight on your own behalf, especially while recovering from your injury or the loss of a loved one.

This is especially true since insurance companies and negligent parties may fight hard against your case. They may offer a lower settlement to get you off their back quickly. A lawyer can help ensure that you are not taken advantage of so you receive a fair amount of compensation.

Factors to Consider When Hiring a Fire and Explosion Accident Attorney

Many lawyers may claim to be able to handle fire and explosion cases, but they simply do not have the resources or experience to represent you.

Filing a claim often requires technical knowledge about both the federal and state laws, as well as regulations and standards within the industry. It also requires access to investigative resources to help document how a fire or explosion started.

A skilled fire and explosion attorney will be able to help you spot low settlement offers and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf for a settlement that covers the full extent of your losses, including medical expenses and property damage. They can also give you the time to focus on your health and family while they take care of the essential paperwork and correspondence.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

On top of our proven experience, we provide compassionate representation. We recognize fires and explosions often come with serious emotional trauma. We want to help our clients have the best chance of getting past their trauma. With us by your side, you can rest assured that we will fight for your rights every step of the way.

If you have been injured or suffered property damage due to a fire or explosion, contact Shulman & Hill right away. Our firm has extensive experience in complex fire and explosion cases just like yours. This allows us to provide personal attention to every client to maximize results, while they focus on recovering from any injury or loss they may have encountered. Call us at (555) 555-5555 for a free case evaluation today.


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


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