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Charlotte Fire and Explosion Accident Attorneys

Help securing compensation after catastrophic injuries in North Carolina

Fires and explosions can cause severe injuries for anyone in the vicinity of flames or a blast. These can include severe burns, smoke inhalation, and other physical and emotional trauma. No matter the cause of the accident, explosions and blazes can happen in a matter of minutes or even seconds – leaving victims little time to escape or protect themselves.

Unfortunately, these incidents often occur due to the careless or negligent actions of a property owner, motorist, or product manufacturer. At Price, Petho & Associates, we are here to help if you or a loved one were injured in a fire or explosion caused by another party. We investigate every aspect of your claim, gather evidence to prove liability, and work to secure full compensation for your losses.

I reached out to Price, Petho, and Associates after I found myself in need of an attorney for an accident I was in that led to personal injury. This was my first experience with something like this and they guided me through the process every step of the way. Every question I had was answered promptly and I truly feel they had my best interest at heart. I highly recommend them if you should find yourself in need of these services. – C.P.

What would you like to know?

How common are fires in the United States?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) analyzes and reports on fire data from across the country. Their latest statistics show U.S. fire departments responded to over 1,338,000 fires in 2020, resulting in:

  • 15,200 civilian injuries
  • 3,500 civilian fatalities
  • $21.9 billion in property damage

Seventy-four percent of all fire fatalities result from residential fires, and 18 percent result from vehicle fires.

How do Charlotte fire and explosion accidents occur?

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) notes the most common causes of fires.

Causes of residential fires include:

  • Cooking (50.2%)
  • Heating (9.3%)
  • Unintentional or careless (7.7%)
  • Electrical malfunction (6.8%)
  • Intentional (4.5%)
  • Open flame (4.3%)

Causes of non-residential building fires include:

  • Cooking (29.9%)
  • Unintentional or careless (11.5%)
  • Intentional (10.8%)
  • Electrical malfunction (7.3%)
  • Heating (6.7%)
  • Open flame (5.9%)

Common causes of explosions include:

  • Gas or propane tank explosions, which can happen for a variety of reasons, including a defective part, improper employee training, inadequate maintenance, or an initial fire.
  • Construction and industrial accidents, a risk for employees who work in the oil and gas industries, or around volatile compounds and chemicals. Employers must provide proper safety gear as well as training procedures to ensure workers are protected on the job.
  • Defective products, which can malfunction and cause an explosion. Whether a small crack in a valve causes a gas leak or an entire battery pack catches fire, manufacturers must be held liable when they sell defective and dangerous products.
  • Car or truck accidents, which may result in fuel leaks, fires, and explosions in serious crashes.

No matter how your or your loved one’s injuries occurred, our Charlotte attorneys will investigate the incident to determine who is at fault for what happened.

What are some typical injuries from fires and explosions?

Our Charlotte fire and explosion accident attorneys often help victims who have sustained injuries from fires and explosions. These injuries can result from flames, heat, smoke, or shrapnel and debris:

  • Smoke inhalation
  • Open head wounds
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Ruptured eardrums and hearing loss
  • Blast lung
  • Eye injuries and vision loss
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds

The attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates work closely with your medical team to show the insurance company or the court the full extent of your injuries, and how they affect your life and livelihood – now, and in the future.

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Who is liable for my fire, explosion, and burn injuries?

Depending on the cause of your accident, there may be a variety of liable parties for your injuries and losses:

  • Product manufacturers
  • Negligent motorists
  • Property owners

Explosions and fires almost never start on their own, and our attorneys work with experts to find out how the incident occurred and why.

What is the value of my Charlotte fire and explosion injury claim?

If you or someone you know sustained serious injury in a fire or explosion caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Price, Petho & Associates, our dedicated legal team has the necessary resources to investigate every aspect of your case, and work to secure the compensation you need. Compensation available for your injuries can include:

  • Full coverage of medical expenses
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation expenses
  • Any household out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries
  • Lost income if you are unable to work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

If you lost a loved one in a fire or explosion due to another’s negligence, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim. Damages may include compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses incurred by your loved one before his/her death
  • Loss of your loved one’s financial and emotional support

When you need a Charlotte fire or explosion accident attorney, we can help.

Is there a fire and explosion injury attorney near me?

Price, Petho & Associates is located at 1420 Elizabeth Ave in Charlotte. Our attorneys also maintain offices in Rockingham and Rutherfordton. If you are unable to come to us, we can make arrangements to visit you at home or in the hospital for your convenience.

Experienced Charlotte burn and fire injury lawyers working for you

Fires and explosions can result in catastrophic injuries, often permanent and life-changing. The attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates work with both medical experts and fire professionals to determine liability and responsibility for your injuries. Our team is prepared to negotiate with insurance companies as well as take your case to trial, if that’s what is necessary to secure you the compensation to which you are entitled. To schedule your free consultation, call 704-372-2160 or fill out our contact form today. We represent clients and families in Charlotte, Rockingham, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, and South Carolina.