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FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
Bakersfield Fires and Explosions Lawyer
Fires and explosions are a common cause of catastrophic injury and death and they are almost always emotionally devastating to the injured parties, as well as their family members. In 2012 alone it is reported that approximately 2,855 deaths and 16,500 injuries occurred as a result of fires and explosions.
During that year, fire departments in the United States responded to an estimated 1,375,000 fires and fires and explosions caused an estimated $12.4 billion dollars in property loss. View NFPA reports and statistics.
Fires and explosions have a wide array of causes, including defective electrical and/or lighting systems, improperly stored and improperly maintained chemicals, natural gas leaks, methane leaks, propane leaks, failure to follow confined space regulations, car accidents, truck accidents, oilfield accidents, construction accidents, agricultural and farm accidents and defective household appliances such as heaters, washing machines, dryers and air conditioning units.
For those injured in a fire or explosion as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a fire or explosion, it is crucial to retain an experienced Bakersfield fires and explosions lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield fires and explosions lawyer, Timothy M. Osborn, has a proven record of success in handling fire and explosion cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Bakersfield fires and explosions lawyer, Tim Osborn, handles fire and explosion cases involving a wide array of injuries including, but not limited to:
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury