Compensation for Family After Wrongful Death

You can contact a fire investigation lawyer From Carabin Shaw Law Firm at 1.800.862.1260 and get your free consultation. Our attorneys have the experience you need for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

Apartment Fire

The owner of the building has a responsibility to make sure you are safe if you live in a common-living environment like an apartment. You might have a case against your landlord if you are burned by an appliance, injured in a fire, or scalded by a defective faucet You may also have a case against the retailer, manufacturer and distributer of the product if one is involved.

On the Job

Work-related burns are a leading cause of occupational injury in the United States. An estimated 20% - 30% of all hospitalizations are because of burn injuries that result from the workplace. If you or someone you know has suffered a burn because of their work, call Carabin Shaw Law Firm today to get a free consultation.

The status of the person’s employment will determine who can be sued and for how much when someone is burned on the job. This status is important because it could mean the difference between worker’s compensation and the ability to sue a company. The latter is often called a third-party claim, and pain and suffering as well as other damages may result. There is also the possibility that there is a contract worker and that, too, could affect possible recoveries.

House Fire

Homeowner’s insurance covers house fires. In addition, if the house is being rented, the landlord may also be liable. If a defective product was involved (including a mattress), the manufacturer may be liable. If you hired someone to do maintenance or remodeling on your house, and the fire was caused by something that person did, you will have a claim against that person, the company they work for and others.

Compensation for Family after Wrongful Death

Respiratory tract injury or complications in the respiratory tract is the major cause of death after burns. These include:

  • Aspiration in unconscious patients
  • Inhalation injury
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Posttraumatic pulmonary insufficiency
  • Pulmonary edema

It may also be possible that the surviving spouse and next of kin can sue the person or corporation responsible for the injuries if someone dies in a fire. This is called a wrongful death lawsuit.

The goal of such a suit is to compensate the family and to hold all wrongdoers accountable. At Carabin Shaw Law Firm, our attorneys feel that the person or company responsible for a fatal fire should pay for the expenses and losses associated with the deaths.

Possible damages a family can generally sue for may include:

  • Medical expenses,
  • Funeral expenses
  • Punitive damages,
  • Earnings, and
  • Loss of advice, care, comfort and companionship.

Call Carabin Shaw Law Firm at 1.800.862.1260 and get your free consultation. Our attorneys have the experience you need for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. They can help you get the compensation you deserve and get your life back on track.

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