Explosions and Fires
Fires and explosions can cause severe injuries, including burns, scarring, lung damage, hearing loss, brain injury and neurological damage. Burns are well known to be one of the most painful injuries anyone can suffer. But people are not as aware of the physical side-effects of burns or smoke inhalation, which can be deadly and can show up unexpectedly. One of the most important overlooked injuries is PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. People subject to any unexpected major injury are likely to suffer from the after-effects of the shock, but explosions and fires are likely to cause that result.
Fires and explosions are usually caused by carelessness. They may be caused by faulty wiring, defective furnaces, stoves, or other electrical products, smoking, or gas leaks. They may be the result of the carelessness of a contractor, sub-contractor, supplier or product manufacturer. Occasionally, they are set intentionally by someone – arson. Detecting the cause of a fire or explosion requires experts, and those experts should be brought in early in order to do their work properly. Your lawyer needs to have experience and the resources to work up a fire or explosion case properly.
When the gas fires and explosions rocked the Lawrence and North Andover area, many of the residents called KJC Law Firm. They told of the terror of being ordered to leave their homes immediately and hearing of homes that exploded without warning. They told of the hardship of being displaced for days, weeks, or months, of moving back to cold homes with no hot water or cooking, and on the one hand wanting their gas back on, but on the other hand fearing that when it was turned back on, their home would explode without warning. Kathy Jo Cook was named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Consolidated Class Action filed on behalf of the residents of the Merrimack Valley who were driven from their homes in fear on that catastrophic day. KJC Law Firm was closely involved with all of the technical analysis by the National Transportation Safety Board as well as the experts on both sides. We are helping to move the damages claims of all of the various groups forward to a satisfactory resolution.
Whether you are injured at work, home or somewhere else, the laws regarding fire and explosion accidents are complex. You don’t have to be an expert, you just have to make sure that you have a lawyer that is experienced and prepared to navigate the system for you.
If you or a family member has been injured by an explosion or fire, call KJC Law Firm for a free consultation. We will tell you whether you have a case and help you get compensation for your injuries. The explosion and fire accident lawyers at KJC Law Firm have more than 90 years of experience litigating major cases. We have the resources to investigate your claim, hire the necessary experts, and get you the compensation that you deserve. KJC Law Firm represents injured people from communities all across Massachusetts, including the Greater Boston area, the Greater Worcester area, MetroWest, Cape Cod, Fall River, Lowell, and Springfield.