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New York City Fire Accidents And Explosions Attorney

Few injuries are as severe as injuries from fires and explosions. Whether faulty wiring, a defective product, or an avoidable accident caused these injuries, consequences like disfigurement, severe and chronic pain, and massive scarring can change your life forever.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a fire or explosion, you should seek legal representation. The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., represent people injured in these incidents.

Why You Need Us On Your Side

We are a full-service personal injury law firm that concentrates on all types of personal injury case law, including burn injuries, premises liability, product liability, and motor vehicle accidents. Our attorneys combine deep knowledge with a wealth of resources to conduct investigations into your case.

  • Our attorneys have a wide range of litigation experience, representing both individual groups and large groups. We served as lead counsel for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers as well as led litigation against high-powered tobacco companies.
  • We are committed to community development and well-being. We serve as the general counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York.
  • In the past decade, we have recovered over $2 billion in compensation for our clients.

Common Causes of Fires and Explosions

When you file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim for a fire and explosion injury, you must determine the cause of the accident. This allows courts to determine liability and whether you have grounds for a claim.

  • Smoke detector issues can cause a delay in fire warning. During a fire, you only have a few minutes to escape without injury. You may have grounds for a negligence claim if your smoke detectors did not go off or your building owner did not install them.
  • Blocked or improperly labeled emergency exits can delay your escape from a burning building or explosion site.
  • Faulty electrical wiring can cause electrical fires and explosions in your walls and outlets.
  • Decaying gas lines and faulty propane tanks can cause major fires and explosions that can affect an entire building.
  • Defective electronics can overheat, spark, explode, and cause fires and severe injuries.

Fire and explosion lawsuits can involve multiple parties, including contractors responsible for wiring, gas, and propane, building owners, and defective product manufacturers. Due to the multifaceted nature of these cases, hire an attorney who knows fire and explosion case law from Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C.

Your Personal Injury Legal Options

In fire and explosion cases, you can file a claim with an insurance company or you can file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. Due to the nature of these injuries, you may also need to involve workers’ compensation and municipal liability filings. Discussing your case during a free consultation can help you determine which legal path to take.

You may only have a brief time to file an insurance claim. Insurance companies may not offer you the maximum settlement if you do not have legal representation, so a personal injury attorney can help you determine if you are receiving a fair offer.

Insurance companies can only provide benefits up to policy limits. If you have significant medical expenses or severe emotional trauma, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit. You have three years from the date of your injury to file this lawsuit.

Through these legal pathways, you can recover potential damages for losses related to your injury. You may be able to recover damages for:

  • Lost income
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Medical expenses 

Contact Our Firm Today

To hire legal representation for your fire and explosion injury case, contact the attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., today. Our firm has litigated cases in all areas of personal injury law.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at our New York City offices. To speak directly to one of our legal professionals, call (212) 732-9000. We are proud to serve clients throughout New York and New Jersey.