Fires and Explosions
An Experienced Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer Who Knows How to Fight for Justice
Burn injuries are among the most painful and traumatic injuries. People typically sustain serious burns in fires and explosions or die from their injuries. An accident at work, such as a construction accident, may lead to a fire and explosion, but these types of traumatic accidents can happen anywhere. A utility worker may come into contact with an underground gas line, which could cause an explosion near a crowded restaurant or shopping center. Car and truck accidents, particularly if the truck is carrying a large amount of flammable material, may result in a fire or explosion.
Even household chores involving gasoline engines, such operating a lawn mower or leaf blower, may lead to a burn injury due to an explosion. As another example, a negligent landlord who failed to fix defective wiring may be liable in a house fire.
How Burn Injuries Are Categorized
The severity of burn injuries is measured in degrees:
- First-degree burns include minor pain and redness of the skin.
- Second-degree burns include blisters and superficial destruction of the dermis.
- Third-degree burns extend into the deeper tissue, causing destruction of both the epidermis and the dermis.
- Fourth-degree burns destroy the skin and sometimes damage muscle, fascia or bone.
An explosion can have devastating consequences. An explosion may cause other structures to fall, creating a potential rainstorm of debris. People who are not injured by the blast may get hurt in a slip and fall accident.
If you or a loved one was injured a loved one died in a fire or explosion, don't hesitate to contact an experienced fire and explosion accident attorney. With so much at stake, it's important to have experienced lawyer Scott Elliot Smith on your side, protecting your rights.
Victims Of Fires and Explosions Deserve Justice and Closure
The staff at the Smith Law Office knows that personal injury cases come in many forms - car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice and many more. Yet they also know that every case has one thing in common: It is of central importance to the life and well being of the victims and their families. Protect your rights by hiring a Columbus personal injury lawyer who will put your needs first. Take a major step toward reclaiming control of your life. Call 614-846-1700 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay us nothing in fees unless we make a recovery.