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Hach & Rose, LLP can help you recover for your injuries after a fire or explosion that was caused by negligence.

Last Updated: 05-19-2023

Helping Burn Victims Recover From their Injuries

If you have been injured in a fire or explosion in New York, the team at Hach & Rose, LLP can help you. There is a reason why so many people in New York City and across the state have turned to us for help in their greatest time of need, and we are ready to show you why. Our team of compassionate, aggressive, and experienced trial lawyers are ready to help you hold the responsible party accountable for their reckless or negligent actions, and we will not rest until you get the fair compensation you are owed.

For many people, the thought of facing a fire or explosion in their home, business, or even motor vehicle is one of their worst fears and nightmares. No matter the size or scope, all fires and explosions have the potential to cause catastrophic damage to physical property and even more damage to your body, including death. And while statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration reported the number of fires, fire injuries, and fire deaths has trended down over the past decade, there are still 1.4 deaths and 18.1 injuries per thousand fires in New York. When fires happen at your home or anywhere else, they can cause serious damage and life-altering injuries that may require a lifetime of medical care. From pain management to skin grafts, this type of treatment is extremely involved and expensive, leaving you with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and other expenses.

The cause of residential and non-residential fires or explosions can range from gas leaks or faulty products to chimneys that aren’t properly cleaned or maintained. A report from the U.S. Fire Administration says over half of all residential fires are caused by cooking, with fires related to heating coming in a distant second, and accidents behind that. No matter the cause, fires and explosions can destroy everything you own in a matter of minutes and leave with you severe burns or lung damage from smoke inhalation. In some cases, you may only have a minute to safely evacuate the premises. Unfortunately, whether because they are trying to save personal belongings or extinguish the flames, many people linger longer than a minute and suffer serious consequences.

The aftermath of a fire or explosion in your home or anywhere else can be emotional, physically, and financially devastating. Dealing with the shock of losing your home or other property as well as dealing with injuries or losing a loved one can leave you feeling like your life is over and you have no place to turn. Fortunately, there’s hope. If you or someone you know has been injured in a fire or explosion caused by a negligent party, it’s time to take legal action so you can pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injuries. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our New York City fire and explosion injuries lawyers have dedicated their lives to representing victims of fires get the financial compensation they need to move forward with their life. To discuss your rights and legal options call us today at (212) 779-0057 and speak with a legal representative.

Why Do I Need a Fire and Explosion Injury Lawyer?

Following a fire or explosion, you may be under the impression that you can handle filing a claim and dealing with your insurance company by yourself. Unfortunately, even if you’ve had your policy for decades and know your insurance adjuster personally, fire and explosion cases are incredibly complex because they include huge amounts of property damage and injuries that are almost always severe. In these types of accidents, even something as simple as determining the cause of the fire can be complicated and time-consuming. Whether the fire was caused by a gas leak or a faulty appliance, fires can destroy all evidence making sifting through rubble and finding the cause near impossible without the necessary expertise and experience.

By hiring a skilled and professional legal representative from the start, they can determine the cause of the fire and then proceed with the necessary steps if the cause was due to someone else’s reckless actions or negligence. These types of accidents are common across the state of New York, and in fact, New York ranks in the top three of states with the highest number of residential and non-residential fires in the country. From construction sites that aren’t protected or properly zoned to faulty wiring to defective smoke detectors or fire alarms in your building, a personal injury lawyer can help you take legal action against the responsible party to receive compensation so you can focus on your recovery and the well-being of your family.

Why Choose Us?

The process of searching for and hiring an attorney following a fire or explosion can be arduous and headache-inducing. With so many attorneys in New York, how do you know which firm to entrust with your case? At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience handling a number of cases including fire and explosion injuries. We know firsthand how to navigate these types of cases and have the resources to navigate both state and federal laws and regulations about fire and explosion cases. Our attorneys are dedicated to your well being above all and will not collect any fees unless we win your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Call and talk with us today or fill out our online form and get started.

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June 22, 2019
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June 17, 2019
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June 16, 2019
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June 16, 2019
Brooklyn, NY – Four-Alarm Fire on East 17th Street Leads to Injuries in Fourteen
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June 16, 2019
Marble Hill, NY – Three Firefighters Injured in House Fire on West 227th Street
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June 13, 2019
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June 9, 2019
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How We Can Help

Depending on the seriousness of the fire, damage to yourself, your family, and your property can exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially if it completely destroys your home. However, all fires have the potential to cause some amount of damage. From burns that vary in severity to smoke inhalation, fire or explosion-related injuries often require months or years of rehabilitation and may keep you from ever returning to your job or career. This amount of pain and suffering is significant and requires fair and complete financial compensation.

Our attorneys have represented hundreds of fire and explosion victims over the years by relentlessly pursuing damages from the responsible party. Contact us today if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a fire due to any of the following:

  • Faulty or defective appliances
  • Construction accidents
  • Other defective products
  • Kitchen fires
  • Chimney fires
  • Propane or natural gas explosions
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Defective fire alarms or smoke detectors
  • Restaurant or hotel fires
  • Arson

The weeks, months, and years after a fire can be full of pain and suffering, with many victims often suffering severe depression or a fear of fire in everyday life. Working to rebuild your life can be a long and painful journey as you go through the wreckage and make decisions about moving forward. You need a helping hand wherever you can get one, especially when it comes to protecting your rights and pursuing the necessary financial compensation to pay for your expenses.

Recovering Compensation

Determining fault in your fire or explosion case isn’t always straightforward and in many cases, may have been caused by a number of negligent actions from a number of different parties. Whether your specific fire was caused by an individual, a business, or both, these cases takes hours of work consulting with experts and authorities to ensure you take legal action against the responsible party to recover the necessary compensation. At Hach & Rose, LLP, it’s our guarantee to pursue full compensation, never settling for anything less than what you need to pay for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Prescription medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral expenses in wrongful death cases
  • Pain and suffering

In some cases, we can still pursue damages even if it was determined that the fire was not caused by any person or company’s dishonorable actions. Our attorneys can look into bringing legal action against a liable party for a number of other reasons such as faulty smoke detectors or lack of emergency escape route planning from your apartment building.

Contact Us Today

Fire and explosion injury claims are some of the most complicated and involved personal injury cases with severe injuries, and in many instances, death. You need an aggressive and unrelenting legal professional by your side to consult with fire accident experts, not only to determine the cause of the fire or explosion and who was at fault, but also to deal with your insurance company and stand up for your rights. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so they can work with your insurance company from the very beginning and you can focus on your recovery and rebuild your life. To learn more about how we can help you and to schedule a free consultation, contact the New York fire and explosion injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057, filling out our online form, or live-chatting with one of our representatives on our website.

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