Did a New York construction fire or explosion leave you with injuries and medical bills? Did your loved one die because of a fire or explosion on a job site?
You deserve compensation for your injuries. We can help you hold the liable party responsible for their negligence.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at 516-932-0400 for a free case evaluation today. You do not have to face this alone.
Types of Fire and Explosion Accident Cases We Handle
Due to the number of chemicals, electrical outlets and wires, and flammable materials on a construction site, a fire or explosion can occur for many reasons.
Below are some common types of fire and explosion cases we handle:
- Gasoline explosions
- Faulty wiring that leads to a fire or explosion
- Chemical fires
- Furnace explosions
- Construction vehicular fire
- Combustible gas fires and explosions
Typical Injuries from Fires and Explosions
A fire or explosion can cause expensive, debilitating, life-long injuries. Some of the most common injuries we see associated with fires and explosions include:
- Lung damage
- Smoke inhalation
- Loss of vision
- Emotional distress
- Full or partial disability
Were you injured in a fire or explosion? Call 516-932-0400 to discuss the details of your case with an attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
For a free legal consultation with a fire and explosion accidents lawyer serving New York, call 516-932-0400
Elements of Recoverable Damages from Fire and Explosion Accidents
Workers involved in job site fires or explosions often have many challenges to overcome—injuries and medical bills are just the beginning. We will investigate your accident to determine the types of damages to which you may be entitled.
They may include:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills, including medical appliances
- Physical therapy
- In-home care
- Alterations made to the home
- Diminished quality of life
- Work training
What sort of injuries did your workplace accident leave you with? Are you suffering and in need of legal assistance?
Call 516-932-0400 to discuss your case with a representative from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today.
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How the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Team Can Help You
Our legal team helps New York fire and explosion accident clients in many ways. If you enlist our help, we will:
Keep You Updated on Your Case
Whether you prefer email, phone, or text message correspondence, a member of our team will answer your questions and provide updates and other information as it pertains to your case.
Our multilingual staff can help you in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada.
Fight for Your Compensation
As passionate advocates for injured workers, our team will fight for your right to recover compensation for several types of damages, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and impaired quality of life.
Meet You Where You Are
If you are on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area, a member of our legal team will come to you if you are unable to make it to our office.
In order to do the best possible job for you we will investigate your case and gather evidence, such as:
- Witness statements
- Photos or videos of the accident scene and your injuries
- Inspection documents
- Accident reports
- Medical reports
- Doctor reports
We Can Help You Recover Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
In addition, if your loved one died from injuries caused by a fire or explosion, our team can help you recover compensation.
Call 516-932-0400 to speak with a member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team today.
The Statute of Limitations for Fire & Explosion Accidents
While New York workers who suffer injuries in on-the-job accidents are eligible to recover compensation, there is a limited time for victims to file a lawsuit.
When did your fire or explosion accident occur? The time to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering may be running out.
Speak to an attorney from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today who will make sure you do not miss the deadline.
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Speak to a Fire and Explosion Accident Lawyer Today
If you were a victim of a fire or explosion accident and are ready to seek legal counsel, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help.
Whether you have burns or suffer from disabilities as a result of your accident, we will fight for your right to recover compensation.
Do not wait for the clock to run out.
Call 516-932-0400 to speak with a personal injury accident attorney with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today.
New York Fire and Explosion Accidents News
Woman Receives $4.5 Million Settlement After Receiving Injuries From Volunteer Firefighter
Those who drive emergency vehicles are aware of the dangers that they face when rushing to a call. Their lights and sirens are both visual and auditory indicators that there will be high speeds as the vehicle rushes to the scene they’ve been called to. Most of the time, other drivers pull over to the right to allow the emergency vehicle to pass. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen while a police officer, firefighter, or ambulance driver is rushing to a scene. When this does occur, liability can be a tricky thing to determine, since many city, county, and state-owned emergency vehicles and their drivers are covered under sovereign immunity clauses.
NJ.com reports that a woman has received a $4.5 million settlement for a woman that was critically injured in a crash with a volunteer firefighter.
56-year-old Melinda Baker was awarded $4.5 million from the Wenonah Volunteer Fire Department’s insurance. She also received a $100,000 settlement from the driver of another vehicle.
The settlements stem from a crash that occurred at the intersection of Mantua Pike and Parkville Station Road. It was January 26, 2018. Baker was headed through the intersection on a green light when Richard Campbell’s vehicle plowed into the driver’s side of her vehicle.
Campbell’s vehicle had blue flashing lights activated was driving down Parkville Station Road.
Baker suffered from catastrophic injuries including fractures to her neck, ribs, and spine. She had to spend weeks in the hospital and then in physical therapy. She still requires a wheelchair and a lift to get around her home.
The lawsuit was filed in October 2018 and settled on August 5th. The settlement was approved by a Superior Court Judge last week.