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Fire Injuries

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Help Victims of Fire Injuries Throughout Greater Boston

Veteran lawyers fighting for the compensation you deserve for devastating injury

Fires give us heat, light and, on a cold New England night, comfort. Fires are also the third leading cause of accidental death in homes. In the United States, someone is injured in a fire every 30 minutes, and somebody dies from injuries sustained in a fire every 169 minutes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in one single year, 30 deaths in Massachusetts were attributed to fire. And although fire injuries are most likely to happen in the home, workers are not immune: 116 Americans were killed in a job-site fire or explosion in 2012.

So, how can a lawyer help you or your family member after a fire injury? By getting you justice through full and fair compensation. With 75 years of collective experience, the Boston attorneys at Swartz & Lynch LLP are skilled negotiators and courtroom veterans. From your initial consultation to the conclusion of your case, we provide compassionate personal service and vigorous representation to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

What caused your fire injury?

Burn injuries are what most people associate with physical harm caused by fire, but burns are not usually the main cause of a fire fatality. According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, smoke inhalation accounts for 40.1 percent of all fire deaths, making it the leading single factor in fire-related injuries. Because the smoke from a fire contains dangerous gases and toxic particles, airways become quickly inflamed and may be blocked, causing asphyxiation.

Other fire-related injuries include:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Organ damage associated with smoke or toxic fume inhalation
  • Injuries sustained while trying to escape a burning building
  • Burns
  • Those that lead to wrongful death

Who caused your fire injury?

The first step your attorney takes in filing a lawsuit on your behalf is to determine liability. To find people or entities legally responsible for your injury, we have to prove that they owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, that their negligence caused the accident and that you were harmed as a result.

Examples of negligence may include:

  • A manufacturer who produces a defective smoke detector
  • The owner or manager of a motel where fire exits are locked or unmarked
  • A property owner whose building is not up to code
  • The maker of flammable children’s clothing
  • A contractor who causes a gas explosion and fire by digging too close to a pipeline
  • An electrician whose shoddy workmanship starts an electrical fire

Our firm is committed to investigating all potential avenues of compensation on your behalf, up to and including public utilities, municipalities or large corporations that may share responsibility for your injuries. Once we have gathered evidence and developed a solid strategy, we are fearless in pursuing maximum compensation for you.

Find out how we can help you recover damages for the injury you sustained in a fire

The lawyers at Swartz & Lynch LLP are highly rated, well respected and passionate about getting justice for those who have suffered a fire injury. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney who cares, please contact a Boston injury attorney online or call us at 857-250-0664. We are happy to meet with you at your home or hospital if you are unable to travel.

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Verdicts & Settlements
  • $26.5 Million

    Negligent Hiring Resulting in Death

  • $9 Million

    Negligent Maintenance of Commercial Truck Tire Causing Blow Out / Motor Vehicle Accident

  • $7.375 Million

    Single Vehicle Accident / Amputee

  • $5.2 Million

    Defective Roadway / Barrier Device

  • $4 Million

    Motor Vehicle Accident / Pedestrian / Loss of Limb

  • $3.5 Million

    Surgical Error

  • $3.2 Million

    Flammable Hair Product

  • $2.8 Million

    Defective Smoke Alarm

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