Champaign Fire Attorney
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 1.3 million fires occur every year in the United States, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries. When a fire starts on someone else’s property and harms you, the property owner may be held liable even if they were not directly involved in starting the fire. To recover damages from a property owner, you will need an experienced attorney to help you prove negligence in a premises liability case.
If a fire on another person’s property or business location has injured you, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Contact a Champaign fire attorney from Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options.
Why Do I Need a Fire Attorney?
To begin a lawsuit against a property owner or business for injuries resulting from a fire, you need to prove that the property owner was at fault. The legal concept of “negligence” is very specific, and will require substantial evidence to prove. These cases can become even more complicated if electrical wiring or another malfunctioning product was the direct cause of the fire. Gathering evidence in fire cases can be especially tricky, since evidence may be destroyed during the disaster.
A fire attorney will know exactly how to handle this type of claim to give you the best chances for success. Since lawyers have dedicated their careers to the study and practice of personal injury law, they know exactly what you need to do in order to build your case, gather evidence, and successfully bring a claim. When you have an attorney helping with your case, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while a professional handles the legal action. With a lawyer on your side, you are likely to receive far more money than you would trying to handle your claim on your own.
Why Choose Spiros Law, P.C.?
In the past ten years, Spiros Law, P.C. has won more than $100 million for our clients in personal injury lawsuits, including fire cases. Our team is dedicated to fighting for our clients both in court and with insurance company settlements. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has locations in Kankakee, Champaign, and Danville. We are known across Illinois for our compassionate representation of our clients and fierce advocacy for their rights. We are here to help you with every legal detail of your case so that you can focus on recovery.
Fire Cases We Handle
Businesses and property owners have a duty to take precautionary measures to prevent fires. They must regularly inspect their premises, warn visitors and patrons of any known hazards, and promptly repair those hazards. If a property owner fails to perform precautionary measures with a certain level of care, they may be held liable for resulting injuries.
While some fires may be impossible to prevent, other fires may be the direct result of a property owner’s negligence. Some common causes of fires that a property owner may be held responsible for are:
- Electrical fires
- Fires caused by gas leaks
- Fires caused by appliances or equipment
- Chemical fires
- Fires caused by smoking materials, including cigarettes, cigars and other devices
- Apartment or residential rental fires
- Commercial fires
- Fires made worse by defective smoke or fire detectors
Injuries caused by fires can be especially painful and can even result in death. Common injuries associated with fires include:
- First, second, third, and fourth degree burns
- Respiratory injuries
Fire-related injuries often require significant recovery time, including time off of work and expensive medical treatment. If you or a loved one were injured in a fire on someone else’s property, it is important that you contact a lawyer to get help paying for:
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Full or partial disability
- Lost earning potential due to disability from your injury
- Property damage
- Cost of therapy or rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
Tragically, many injuries sustained in fires are fatal. If you lost a loved one in a fire on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold them financially responsible through a wrongful death claim. Through this claim, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of consortium, among other losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a fire on another person’s property, our personal injury firm can help. While you focus on recovery, our experienced Champaign premises liability attorneys can assist you by negotiating with the insurance company or liable party. You can get the care that you need while we handle your claim. Call us today for a free consultation in at (217) 328-2828.