Fire and Explosion Accidents

Huntsville Fire and Explosion Accident Attorneys, Alabama

The injury legal team you trust after a fire or explosion caused by negligence

Explosions and fires can be both shocking and devastating. Those who survive an explosion with serious burn injuries from the fire have physical, emotional, and psychological scars to heal from. Burn injuries are often serious and can lead to infection and other complications, but they are also slow to heal. The scars left behind when a burn injury finally does heal can force the injured person to continually re-live the traumatic event, and to have to have to deal with the physical disfigurement from his or her injury.

The Huntsville fire and explosion accident lawyers at Martin & Helms are here to represent those who have been injured in a fire or explosion accident that was caused by someone else's negligence. Whether it is a workplace injury claim, or a personal injury claim, we have the experience and the resources to fight for the fair compensation you deserve. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. You will not pay attorney fees until we have recovered compensation for you.

What are some of the common causes of fires and explosions?

There are many factors which can contribute to causing fires and explosions including:

  • Chemical tanks
  • Flammable gases and liquids
  • Combustible dust
  • Electrical malfunction and shorts
  • Demolition work
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Heavy equipment
  • Hot work

Structure Fires

in the United States in 2017.
According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Types of burn injuries

Burn injuries are classified into three general categories:

  • First-degree burns, which damage the outer layer of skin
  • Second -degree burns damage the top layer of skin and the layer beneath it
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy all the layers of skin and the tissues underneath it

(Medline Plus)

Burns can cause a range of injuries from a painful red patch of skin to blisters, swelling, and scarring.  A severe burn can cause shock and death. Having a severe burn that covers a large area of skin can increase the chance of infection. As burns heal, they can leave disfiguring scars and limit range of motion.

Other injuries from fires or explosions could also cause:

  • Scarring
  • Permanent damage to lungs and vocal cords from smoke inhalation
  • Limb loss
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Impaired vision
  • Mental health problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Reduced mobility
  • Death

Proving liability after an explosion and fire accident

After a fire or explosion accident occurs, it is critical to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause and origin of the fire so that the responsible party can be held accountable for the injuries, any fatalities, and property damage. If the explosion occurred at your workplace, and it was caused by a defective product or piece of machinery, you may have grounds for a third-party lawsuit against the corporation responsible for the defective product. Proving liability in fire and explosion cases almost always requires the assistance of cause and origin experts trained in fire and explosion investigations. Our fire and explosion injury lawyers have both the connections to the best cause and origin experts and the resources to hire them.

Do I need a Huntsville fire and explosion lawyer?

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a fire or explosion, you could benefit from the experienced representation of a Huntsville injury lawyer. Knowing that the insurance company for the defendant is going to have a team of lawyers defending him or her, doesn’t it make sense to hire a capable and trusted fire and explosion attorney to protect your interests? Without the services of an experienced attorney by your side, you will have more questions than answers about how to proceed, and you will be out matched when it comes to negotiating a fair settlement. Our injury lawyers at Martin & Helms have over 45 years of combined experience representing victims of fires and explosions.

When you work with our experienced Huntsville fire and explosion attorneys, you can feel confident in the knowledge that every aspect of your case is being handled.  We represent you whether you were injured in a workplace accident, or if you were in a public place such as a night club, a theater, or a mall when the fire or explosion took place.

How much is my fire and explosion injury case worth?

Not surprisingly, wondering how much their injury case is worth is among one of the most popular questions we hear from prospective clients.  Cases that received massive verdicts make headlines, which gives the general public an inaccurate view of what they might expect to recover in an injury claim or lawsuit after an injury. But it is impossible to know at the start of an injury case exactly what your case will be worth in the end. Your injuries need time to heal so that we can get an idea of how they are going to impact your ability to work and live your life. The value of your case is a combination of many factors, which take time to develop.

What we can tell you is that when you work with Martin & Helms, we are dedicated to fighting for the maximum compensation available to you.  We understand what it is like to be injured and pursue compensation for your losses. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for our clients. While we can’t tell you up front how much your injury case might be worth, we can promise that you can depend on Martin & Helms to fight for you to the end.

Commercial losses from fires and explosions in Alabama

If you own a business and you have sustained property damage in a fire or explosion that was caused by someone else’s negligence, our Huntsville fire and explosion lawyers also cover commercial losses, and we will represent you in any dispute with your insurance company.

Schedule a free consultation with a trusted Huntsville Alabama personal injury lawyer today

If you have been burned or suffered smoke inhalation or other injuries from a fire or explosion caused by someone else’s negligence, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Martin & Helms are here to fight for fair compensation for you. You may call us at 256-539-1990 or complete our contact form to schedule a no obligation, free consultation to learn about your legal options. We also serve injured clients in Decatur, Athens and Madison, and throughout the state.

Huntsville Office

2317 Market Place SW
Suite A
Huntsville, AL 35801


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Automotive DefectWorkers’ CompensationWrongful DeathTraumatic Brain Injury
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