Questions That Need Answers

If you or someone you love has been injured in a fire, it is important to call Carabin Shaw Law Firm at 1.800.862.1260 to get your free consultation. We have the experience you need to help you and those you love get back on their feet after such a tragic incident. Our team of burn lawyers are ready to stand by your side.

Fire Investigation

In our cases involving severe burns, the team of burn lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm:

  • Determine all liable parties
  • Gather and preserve evidence
  • Hire experts

These can be huge expenses, and you should know that our law firm will pay for these during the process and we will not be paid unless our lawyers win the case.

It is important to hire a law firm like Carabin Shaw because we have the resources to win full and adequate compensation. We have the necessary resources to dig until we find the evidence you need and to hire the best experts to get you the compensation you deserve.

When someone has been severely burned in a fire, a lawsuit on their behalf generally seeks compensation for the following:

  • Cost of care
  • Medical expenses, which are always substantial and can include extended hospital stays, multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and long-term nursing care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income, including an estimate of future income the burn victims will not be able to earn due to the burn injuries
  • Disability
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Other damages
Questions That Need Answers

The negligence of another party can lead to severe injuries and wrongful death as a result of a fire or explosion. When this happens, it is important to vigorously pursue the truth. At Carabin Shaw Law Firm, our team of attorneys stand ready to find that truth for you.

Just a few of the multitude of questions that need answers when someone is critically burned in a house explosion are:

  • How was the propane transported and stored prior to being used to fill the tank that exploded?
  • How much propane was put into the tank?
  • Was the correct amount of ethyl mercaptan added to the propane gas?
  • Was the tank examined to for problems that could lead to a leak?
  • At any time did someone call the company about a strange odor?
  • What kind of tank was it and how old was it?
  • How much training did the technician who filled the tank have?
  • Were the valves working correctly?
  • How long had it been since the last filling?
  • Was the tank serviced enough and carefully?
  • How was the tank filled?

Direct injuries, like burns, are classified according to the severity of the injury. The severity is based on the amount of tissue damage.

  • Second-Degree Burns. Deep second-degree burns that damage the dermis can take weeks or even months to heal. Because the dermis was damaged, the new skin covering the wound is prone to blistering because it is weak and wound areas can suffer severe scarring.
  • Third-Degree Burns. A third-degree burn involves the epidermal, dermal and subcutaneous, under the skin, tissue, and there is always skin loss. Third-degree burn can also involve ligament, muscle, and tendon tissue. Charring and catastrophic damage to both skin and subcutaneous tissue characterize third-degree. In cases where subcutaneous tissue is completely burned, the burn victim can suffer a life-threating situation and develop compartment syndrome, a life-threatening situation.
  • Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Degree Burns. These burns involve the subcutaneous, dermal, epidermal, and tissues under the subcutaneous layer which includes the muscle and bone tissue. Skin is always lost and muscle and/or bone is also either permanently damaged or lost. Surgery and long-term therapy are always required.

It is important to note that direct injuries can be severe, but there may still be other complications from severe burns including, fluid loss that could lead to kidney failure, over-resuscitation (too much water, leading to edema, hypoxia or airway obstruction), infection, and death.

Call the attorneys at Carabin Shaw today at 1.800.862.1260 to get more information.

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