Chicago Burn Injury Attorney Serving Cook County and DuPage County
In the flash of an eye, fires can go from a small spark to an overwhelming blaze. In the case of a fire in the home, this can threaten your family members, pets, and the house and possessions you’ve worked hard to obtain. Fires can be life-altering. Burn injuries are also a serious threat to a victim’s health and well-being, and can result in months of treatment and surgery. If you are a victim of fire or of burn injuries, you need a compassionate attorney who understands the traumatic experience you faced, as well as the medical costs and expenses to rebuild your life and home after a fire. John Fairman has been representing fire victims in the Chicago area for years, and knows how to obtain results for victims. Contact John Fairman to discuss your case and receive an evaluation of your claims.
Fires started by defective wiring or faulty products are common
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that, based on a study of all reported fires between 2011 and 2013, over 241,000 house fires were reported in the US each year. These fires resulted in over 10,000 injuries, over 2,000 of which were fatal. These fires also caused $5.4 billion in property loss.
Many fires can be attributed to defective electrical work in the home, or a product which was defectively manufactured or designed. A skilled attorney will understand how to investigate the causes and sources of a fire, and bring claims for money damages against the responsible parties for their negligent behavior. John Fairman has experience in the sorts of factual investigations which need to take place after a fire, and has the experience in getting results for victims of fire damage.
Burns can require extensive medical attention
Burns are not only extremely painful in the moment, but they can also bring a risk of infection and the need for reconstructive surgery. There are three degrees of burns possible:
- First- and second-degree burns penetrate the first and second layers of skin, respectively. These types of burns can cause scarring and disfigurement.
- Third-degree burns are the most serious form of burn. These injuries destroy all layers of skin, and can even reach underlying muscles, ligaments, or bones.
Serious burns can damage nerve endings, especially in highly sensitive areas such as hands, feet, or groin areas. Burns can also damage blood vessels, and can result in a need for skin grafting to repair burn damage. The removal of protective outer layers of skin can also pose a serious risk of infection for victims, possibly leading to bacterial infection or sepsis without proper care.
Victims of burn injuries caused by negligently-started fires, defective products, or workplace injuries are entitled to receive compensation for the medical costs, lost work, and pain and suffering they experience. Building a case for the full amount of legal damages and presenting it to an insurance company or jury in a compelling fashion takes time, resources, skill and dedication. John Fairman is skilled at providing the sort of dedicated, compassionate, legal assistance that victims of burn injuries and fires need to be made whole.
Experienced Legal Representation in Chicago Fire & Burn Injury Claims
If you have been the victim of a fire in your home or business, or have experienced serious burn injuries in the Chicago area, contact skilled personal injury attorney John Fairman for a free consultation on your claims, at 708-799-4848.