Dallas Attorneys Helping People Injured In An Explosion or Fire

Fire & Explosion Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer in Dallas

Fires caused by carelessness pose a grave risk of death. Between one and two million Americans need medical attention for burn injuries every year. Four thousand five hundred Americans will die from burn trauma in 2024. Two Americans die of a burn-related injury every three hours. The fire & explosion injury attorneys of Genthe Law Firm have represented the survivors of parents, spouses, children, and domestic partners killed in accidental house fires, commercial fires, industrial explosions, and work-related tragedies.

Many hazards can cause fatal burn injuries. In the industrial setting, hot or molten liquids are often the most frequent culprit. In the home setting, frayed or defective electrical wiring, defective electrical appliances, water heaters, furnaces, or natural gas leaks may cause fires or explosions that take the lives of home occupants.

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Fourth of July Fire, Dallas, Texas by David Cornwell

Third-degree burns, the most severe type of burns, often lead to infections that may ultimately prove fatal even with optimal treatment. Other fatal complications that may result from burns include dehydration and anesthetic complications during skin grafting or debridement.

If a member of your family has sustained a fatal burn injury, regardless of how the injury occurred, call our fire & explosion attorneys attorneys at Genthe Law Firm. We have handled fatal injury cases for many years. Our experience is extensive. We have the resources and the skill to make certain that those who are left behind are cared for, and properly compensated.

Burn Injuries – Fire Accident Attorneys

Serious burns can result from fire accidents. According to the American Burn Association (ABA),

1.1 million burn injuries are medically treated every year in the United States. It is estimated that more than 4,000 Americans die and approximately 25,000 are severely injured in fires each year.

If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries due to a fire or explosion contact our fire accident injury lawyers today for more information on recovering compensation.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries often involve tissue damage. Burns can be caused by a variety of agents, including excessive heat and chemicals. Commonly, burns are caused by fire-related accidents such as automobile collisions, gas explosions, flammable liquid explosions, gasoline spills, electrical accidents, industrial accidents, defective candles, and improper handling of flammable materials or chemicals. Get legal help now for your injuries!

Victims of serious burns need expert care to help heal and cope with the long-term physical and psychological effects of the damage done by burns. A burn injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for damages caused by negligent individuals and/or companies.

Types of Burns

  • First-degree burns – Result in some redness and swelling of the injured part, without necrosis of any tissue or the formation of blisters. Healing is completed in a few days without scarring.
  • Second-degree burns – Show a variable destruction of parts of the epidermis so that blistering occurs. Healing by regeneration in such superficial burns does not necessitate skin grafting unless secondary infections ensue; no scarring results.
  • Third-degree burns – Marked by destruction of the epidermis of a region, including the necrosis of accessory skin structures like hair and sweat glands. A brownish-black eschar marks the destroyed tissue. This is sloughed off and that defect becomes filled with granulation tissue that later consolidates and changes to form a dense, thick scar. Complications may occur without adequate care, and grafting is not unusual, sometimes being required because of contracture of the scar tissue.
  • Fourth-degree burns – Tissue is destroyed to the level of or below the deep fascia lying beneath the subcutaneous fat and connective tissue of the body. Muscles, bones, deeper nerves, and even organs may be injured or destroyed by this severe degree of burn. Healing is usually a slow, involved process, requiring much reparative and reconstructive work by surgical specialists.
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first, second, and third-degree burns infographic via buoy

Serious Burns From Electrical and Chemical Agents

  • Electrical burns – result from the amount of heat incident to the flow of a certain amount of electricity through the resistance offered by tissues. From a practical standpoint, most of the resistance offered to the passage of an electric current is that of the skin and the interface between the skin and the external conductor. Therefore, most electrothermal injuries are limited to the skin and immediately subjacent tissues, although deep penetration may follow large voltages.
  • Chemical burns – result from the action of corrosive agents which destroy tissues at the point of contact. Exposure of the skin, eyes, and gastrointestinal tract is common.

We will be able to help you overcome common obstacles that people face after a fire & explosion accident resulting in personal injury.

For example, if you are in a subrogation dispute with your insurance company in which the company attempts to collect payments made on your behalf, our firm will be able to represent you and your case armed with the knowledge of state and federal laws and with our well-studied negotiation skills.

As another example, we will be able to aid you in collecting personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, which cover your medical expenses and lost wages following a serious fire or explosion accident. These benefits are often part of your general insurance coverage but are also often rejected by the company for a variety of reasons.

Even if you are not sure if your specific fire or explosion situation requires action, there is no reason why you shouldn’t call us and find out. Don’t continue to wonder whether or not your insurance company is holding back from you, and don’t continue to struggle financially in the months and years following an accident that wasn’t even your fault.

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